DSI Reflecting on Summer 2022’s Community Design for Leaders Course

by Covadonga Abril

“Camina Conmigo (Walk With Me) is a project that connects seniors with younger people, asking them to spend a few hours in the daily life of the other person, in order to help solve a problem that society doesn’t always perceive.”

Feelings of sadness or loneliness are often stronger in older people because they often experiment with drastic changes as they age. While a lack of motivation does not have to be tied to a particular nationality, age, or social status, seniors suffer more often from it. The goal of Camina Conmigo is to show both people how the other one lives by providing a match for every participant, suggesting different activities they can do together, and providing all the logistics.

Thesis Paper: (PDF)

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