Using food to promote connection between members of our community
How might we bring interesting activities to less mobile residents so they feel less isolated?
Customer / Problem
Elderly people in nursing homes often become isolated due to the lack of free time other community members can spare to visit.
We will create a hospitality service that connects vulnerable community members (ie residents of nursing homes and care facilities) with people who might not otherwise have the time to visit. The premise is using food and mealtimes as a means for connection: a restaurant will be set up inside the nursing home which will provide residents with a chance to dine with community members who don't have time to cook dinner. This initiative will have added benefits of raising money for the improvement and maintenance of care facilities while also offering employment opportunities for members of the community.
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