Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Caregivers Corp

In addition to the uniqueness of this idea, to create a “Caregivers Corp,” I enjoyed the thought that “One welcome byproduct … could be less age segregation and ageism, greater bonds across generations.” How wonderful to envision communities where younger generations assist the elderly with some of life’s daily challenges. Driving and shopping are obvious areas for sure, but teaching some of the basics of an ever-changing technology is another. As the definition of “caregiver” and the needs of the elderly evolve in our communities, who better than younger generations to assist in fulfilling these roles? If successful, aging in place can become a reality for more people in the years to come.

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