Airbnb For Seniors Lets The Elderly Make Social Connections
Online service lets people over 55 rent a spare room from other seniors in order to travel
As you’ve probably heard, millennials are all about the sharing economy. They like to reduce their impact on the environment and split services in order to make them more affordable. Uber and Airbnb are the perfect examples of businesses that are booming thanks to this youthful mindset, but the young are not the only ones to benefit. In fact, a new business is seeking to take an Airbnb approach to business by connecting seniors with spare rooms on an online group called the Freebird Club. The Freebird Club is a business that got its start in Ireland where Peter Mangan, the founder, and a group of his cohorts ran the numbers and discovered that seniors aged 55 and older were far more likely to participate on sharing platforms than the rest of the population. As a result, they came up with their own group just for the elderly.