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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: I really don't see the benefit of elders being with students who are forced to be in the same room as them when they would want to be playing PlayStation, watching movies, hanging out with friends or doing something else. Being in the same room is very different from having a true conversation.

    Loneliness in elders is a greater problem than this idea tries to make believe. Why don't States support initiatives like social activities for elders (social gatherings, dancing classes, gymnastics, ...)?

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