Or retired elders who want/need purpose driven things to do. (Retired teachers, accountants, or just rich life experiences and available time…)
Or people with training and organization skills, like ex-military.
This isn’t just being smarter about making better use of people as untapped local resources. These kinds of activities help address trends that are becoming growing problems: more and more people living alone, perceived isolation and lack of socialization (both precursors to mental health issues like depression and correlates with onset of dementia). This is an intergenerational and population health opportunity as much as an innovation opportunity.
It’s important enough that I’m collaborating with people on future service and business models that can spark, support, and extend these kinds of activities… Would love to connect with others who share a similar interest.