CONCEPT OF OLD SKOOL TOURISM EVENT
Over the past three decades, there has been a widening generational gap between young people and older adults. Part of these gap can be attributed to marginalization of older adults in our culture.
As a result, many young people shy away from older adults because they have misconception about the aging process. Older adults on the other hand, often don’t feel appreciated by the young people and primarily seek out the company of those their own age. Though this pattern of age segregation has become routine in our culture, research has linked it to a decline in life satisfaction among older people.
It has also been shown to increase negative stereotype younger people have toward the aged. This inter-generational tourism event will help to diminish age-related stereotypes on both sides, strengthen communities, improve our economy, and lead to improved services for youths and older adults.