Truly Israeli

Creating an Online Community for Lonely Elderly in the City

In recent years, people have begun to live longer lives. At the same time it has also become more common for these elderly citizens to live on their own rather than with family members. Yet with age it becomes more difficult to leave the house and go out for basic needs and for social events. Many of the elderly in Haifa are housebound or nearly so. Without family nearby to visit, they become lonely and depressed. But in the computer age this need not remain the status quo. We seek to establish and online community between these elderly residents.