Support St. Paul Seniors

by Barbara Cox | Apr 02, 2013
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Summary:

St. Paul has the dual challenge of supporting an aging population and the many college students that attend our fine higher education institutions. The country of Spain supports both of these populations by connecting non-residents of the city that a university is located in with students with seniors who either need live in help or daily assistance. By connecting college work study programs with senior assistance groups some (appropriately vetted) students could find free or affordable housing while they attended college and/or work. This would be an especially good fit for students enrolled in health care training programs.
The program would have the added benefit of improving the sometimes tense relations between colleges and their resident neighbors.

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Barbara

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Support St. Paul Seniors

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

St. Paul has the dual challenge of supporting an aging population and the many college students that attend our fine higher education institutions. The country of Spain supports both of these populations by connecting non-residents of the city that a university is located in with students with seniors who either need live in help or daily assistance. By connecting college work study programs with senior assistance groups some (appropriately vetted) students could find free or affordable housing while they attended college and/or work. This would be an especially good fit for students enrolled in health care training programs.
The program would have the added benefit of improving the sometimes tense relations between colleges and their resident neighbors.

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Use seniors' desire to stay in their home to help college students save money on housing.

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Improves seniors' ability to stay in their homes and avoid costly nursing home care.

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

The graying population and increasing cost of education are both long term trends.

cvczv zv said: Being a St. is all about sharing a lot of good ideas. - YOR Health about this Competition Entry. - 2567 days ago read more >

Barbara Cox submitted this idea. - 2847 days ago