If you walk around any aged care home around the globe you will find a common theme; regret. People with little time left in the world and few opportunities to “get it right next time”. It is a very humbling experience to be around people who have so much to offer yet so few people to hear their advice. Even if they wanted to get out and meet those who were willing to listen but knew not of the channel to hear it from, they couldn’t mobility issues means these pearls of wisdom sit in the dusty armchairs of aged care all over the world.
Enter social media! They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but you’d be amazed how much desire there is to speak and how easy social media is to set up for people with a willingness to learn. It takes 5 minutes to set up an account, it requires no great resource access and certainly no mobility. The Social Media team at SearchButlers who run operations from London, Melbourne and New York have taken it upon themselves to be an advocate of the elderly and operate a social venture where every Friday they attend a local aged care facility to get the thoughts and advice of the socially willing elderly on tape, and camera and post there content of the teams social channels. They also set up social channels for the participants and educate them on how to continue to record, document and publish their own efforts on an ongoing basis.
“Everyone gets so much from this venture, it really is a joy to do something for them and they find it super fun to be a part of – we came here thinking we’d be teaching them a new hobby but I learn something new every-time I come here” said Sean Butler – CEO of SearchButlers.
If you’d like to participate in a local social venture that brings the advice of the knowledgable into the minds of the youth then get in touch with d-hive today and we will show you your nearest participant social team in Melbourne or London. New York will be looking to join the venture in 2020 when the process is fully rolled out with compliance.