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[*] posted on 21-1-2019 at 11:38
Senior Centers and Science Lab Socials


I'm thinking that "science for socialization" labs would be a great way for seniors (especially men) to build new relationships and maintain a sense of purpose in the community. These clubs or whatever could also coordinate group senior enrollment in classes at local colleges to ease the " fish out of water feeling" of going back to school .

These same "science for socialization" labs could train seniors to safely run labs for home schools at central locations and be a great way for the older generation that created this world to interact with the generation that will build upon it.

This also seems like a good "outreach" or community service project for Sciencemadness.org to consider championing.

What do you folks think?


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[*] posted on 21-1-2019 at 18:19


Nice idea but in my opinion, not practical
because generally most people, (and especially the
older ones) tend to be very dull and lazy.

Such a situation would appeal to maybe 1 or 2 people
out of every 50,000 or so at best.




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[*] posted on 21-1-2019 at 18:51


There is a Men's Shed movement that often attracts seniors. One of the main goals is to build communities and enhance mental health. Blokes talk better when they are doing something.

Woodwork is quite common for these sheds but there is a lot of variety out there. If there was enough general interest to warrant purchase of eqipment then there is no reason why chem would not be possible.

The bigger question is whether there is the base-line interest in any retirement village to support the idea.
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[*] posted on 21-1-2019 at 18:52


Quote: Originally posted by sodium_stearate  
Nice idea .. generally most people, (and especially the
older ones) tend to be very dull and lazy....

..I'm an older person (if 77.9 qualifies) and I represent that remark...:D
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[*] posted on 22-1-2019 at 04:23


Represent or resent ? :P
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[*] posted on 22-1-2019 at 09:11


Charlie A: I also am a senior. We don't resemble that remark. :D



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