Generations Unite is a non-profit organization that offers a free easy- to-use website designed to help combat the increasingly prevalent social isolation and loneliness in the seniors. Our primary goal is to provide a platform for older adults to meet young adults with similar interests while sharing their life experiences, stories, and wisdom. We hope to provide an outlet for older adults, who built the world we live in today, to share their lifetime's worth of knowledge. Lastly, we hope that the sharing of personal stories and pieces of wisdom instills a greater appreciation for the older generation in our youth.
To accomplish these goals, we developed a web-based platform that will allow older adults to Video chat or phone call with Youth Volunteers. Generations Unite volunteers contribute 30 mins to 1 hour a week from home and based on their own schedules. In addition, volunteers at Generations Unite gain invaluable experience in the field of Geriatrics, the study of aging. During the college admissions process, you may certainly speak about your significant contributions and unique experiences as a Generations Unite volunteer.
At Generations Unite, we have partnered with various senior homes in the bay area, and we hope to eventually provide our services to older adults across the country. Be apart of this goal, and help us reach older adults everywhere.