social isolation

Why Design Now?: Get-Together


Why? In the United Kingdom, more than three million seniors do not see a friend, neighbor, or family member in any given week. Get-Together, a service designed by the firm Participle, combats social isolation among the elderly using a familiar technology: the telephone. A social network has emerged and flourished, with weekly group meetings and activities planned around shared interests.
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