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!
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.