Connecting lonely with those in need of housing
In a landscape where communication is often done through a computer and over great distances, building relationships and deep connections has become more difficult. This is especially true between generations when travel or communication through an electronic device may be an obstacle. The absence of consistent deep multi-generational relationships negatively impact both the seniors and the young people. Seniors may feel isolated, lonely, and less connected to the younger generation whereas young people miss out on the wisdom, mentorship and nurturing a senior can provide. I am interested in creating opportunities for a multi-generational connection. Many seniors have an empty bedroom in their homes; many young people can’t afford to live in the Bay Area. The opportunity to live together, relate, share meals and build community could enhance the lives of both seniors and young people.