Vice News, 2019, 5:46… A Miami-based startup called Papa provides what they call a “grandkid on demand” service, where they send a vetted college-age person or young adult for companionship and transportation to seniors in need. Clients can use the app, but Papa’s average customer is 75 years old, so most people just call in for the service.
NYT, 2017, 4:02… You don't have to get digital plastic surgery in order to be a person online, but there are a lot of companies that strongly suggest that you do. And many of these products have a really particular idea about how we're supposed to look: super white, hyper feminine and creepily youthful.
Why do Koreans have two different ages? -- Quartz, 2017, 1:55 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjwQxV4sBrg
The concepts of nominal age, lunar age, and East Asian age reckoning (Korean Age), and why our constructions of age depend on societal contexts.
Cohousing Communities Help Prevent Social Isolation -- PBS, 2017, 8:44 -- https://youtu.be/DmWrx0ntATU
From PBS Newshour: "Groups in Denmark and the U.S. are choosing to live in intentionally intergenerational communities, which emerged to strengthen social ties between aging seniors and their younger counterparts who are balancing work and family. People living in them say the model fosters an interdependent environment and helps everyone feel more comfortable with the process of getting older". See the full transcript of the video here.