Keeping Company: Uniting the Young and Young at Heart in Nursing Homes

This is a fantastic way to bring together young and old cultures. In Holland, Dutch students are able to live in a nursing homes rent-free as long as they keep the residents company!

'Dutch students choose to live in nursing homes rent-free (as long as they keep the residents company) The university students pay no rent and in exchange spend at least 30 hours a month with some of the 160 elderly who live here, doing the things professional staff cannot always do — such as just hanging out. http://www.thejournal.ie/help-the-aged-1814698-Dec2014/'
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The university students pay no rent and in exchange spend at least 30 hours a month with some of the 160 elderly who live here, doing the things professional staff cannot always do — such as just hanging out. Imagine if we did this in the United States? What a wonderful way to keep the young and young at heart in touch with one another.

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