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Let's start a system in which we have school/college in every city/state/country must adopt this model.

Let's have system where every school/college partner with every assisted living/ nursing home /hospital . Where each and every old people are visited regularly by students and give them credit for the visits and make it compulsory like English/Math. That way we make sure every elderly person has someone visiting them and taking care of them till last days of their lives not just Christmas and Thanks giving.

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  • Jan 20 2012: Should this only apply to elderly people who have no family? If there are family members, it is the responsibility of the family to care for the elderly, not the government (or students being forced to do so by the government). Many people in many western countries have forgotten that it's a moral duty to care for the elderly family members. It is this that need to be fixed, rather than imposing duties on others.

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