Historically, the old and the young interacted much more than they do today in our society. Our goal is to improve this interaction and combat ageism by connecting the young with the young at heart.
Many seniors prefer to continue to live with a good level of personal independence in their own homes. Those who need help with basic household tasks may choose to share their homes for free or at an affordable rate to students who have been interviewed by the H2O Network and have passed a police background check. This exchange offers the homeowner security, companionship and help for an agreed amount of time each week.
Living with a student where there is frequent engagement in conversation can contribute to a senior’s mental, emotional, and social health. In turn, this sharing of lessons learned is likely to be well received by the student.
Reciprocity is the key : students who need affordable housing and want to provide friendship, assistance, and a sense of security can have their needs met while contributing to the quality of life of the seniors who provide housing and friendship. The H2O Network aims to enhance community engagement and offer a better quality of life for both seniors and students in our society.