Eldera: Unlocking the Social Capital of Older Adults with Dorian Mintzer and Dana Griffin

Eldera is all about bringing forth the Era of the Elders. Eldera.ai is a virtual multigenerational village where generations come together to connect, learn from each other, have fun, and create a better future for all. Eldera connects kids worldwide with vetted older mentors for weekly virtual connections, which may include conversation, storytime, and activities.

The kids benefit from social-emotional learning and increased resilience, elders benefit from a sense of purpose and expanded community, and most importantly, everyone experiences more joy. Eldera is the opposite of eldercare — it is built on the belief that elders want and need to care for the next generation — it is in our DNA.

In this episode, you'll discover:

  • How do we define the social capital of older adults?
  • How can technology make it available at scale?
  • How can it impact societal change?
  • How can we envision a new intergenerational societal infrastructure?

About Dana Griffin:

Dana Griffin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Eldera.ai, the purpose-driven global platform for older adults. She is on a mission to tap into the time and wisdom of one billion elders worldwide as a new natural resource for the next generation. Dana was raised by her grandparents in Transylvania, Romania, and has been guided by elder mentors throughout her life.

A former data and advertising executive turned age-tech entrepreneur, AI for Good advocate, and author of multiple trademarks and patents focused on aging and wisdom, Dana serves on BrightFocus Foundation and AI Commons boards. She has been advising, consulting, and speaking internationally about principled uses of AI for innovation, policy, and social impact and was recognized by AdAge as a “40 under 40 Changing the Advertising Industry.” A Vedic meditator and outspoken fan of interesting people and good food, Dana spends her time cooking, training in Krav Maga, and exploring human consciousness.

Get in touch with Dana Griffin:
Visit Dana's website: https://www.eldera.ai/

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