Seniorliv.se

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Seniorliv.se

Stockholm, Sweden
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
hybrid
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Breaking the isolation among Seniors citizens

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The mission of seniorliv.se is to break  the isolation of senior citizens living in the Stockholm area. Research shows that many seniors are living in unwanted loneliness and most of them  are regular  users  of internet. Seniors of today want to  socialise and take part in activities. At present there is no easily accessible way  to find relevant information in one place for that  purpose.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

To address this, Seniorliv.se provides its users with an easy way to find most of the activities of relevance to them in the area of culture and health. We recommend activities and we have volonters who make sure that our users will have a chance to make friends with people in similar circumstances. Activities from established institutions will be mixed with activities that our users arrange themselves. All activities are easy to find and searchable on our websites calendar together with address, a map and how to get there with public transportation and whether they are easily accessible for disabled. We are continually updating our database and adding new functions. We will work with barnistan to gap bridge of generations.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

One of our users like dancing, but cannot find suitable places to go to. We recommended a place for mature dancers and a music that she likes. There she find friends with interest in dancing. There is a new gallery in town and we are inviting ours users to come to a specific vernissage where we find friends of art in the mingle afterward. There is an excellent speaker coming to Stockholm. We recommend his appearance and afterward we are talking about his speech round the coffee table.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

This will be in full swing during the autumn 2013.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We will be a parting with all kind of cooperations and organizations that are working with seniors. Political, governmental as well as NGOs.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

There are all kinds of offer for seniors, but we have not seen any effort like this. It is so specific in offering seniors to meet and socialize and make new friends. And it is not a matchmaking site.
Team

Founding Story

There is a very successful website like ours but aimed for children from 3 to 14 years. We have a good contact with them. And when I take my grandchildren to town I always look at www.barnistan.se to see what they recommend. Then my friend and I thought why not make a similar site for senior citizens. Always when I present this idea for my friends they comment: Why has nobody come up with this idea before. So we just did it.

Comments

This is a nice concept and timely initiative. I think they should focus on the feasibility of this project.