Is that spare room the solution to isolation and loneliness in the over 50s? Suzanne Noble believes so #57
Feelings of loneliness and isolation are a devastating side effect of the current lockdown measures. Even before this, finding somewhere to live as a person over 50 was a difficult process. Suzanne Noble recognised this predicament when her partner tried to find a flatshare in Camden and toured a series of unsuitable students digs. Suzanne set out to change that with Silver Sharers.
Silver Sharers (new name TBA) is a platform that allows those who are over 50 to rent our spare room to suitable lodgers. Suzanne has attracted a lot of interest from the Proptech industry and talks about fundraising as an over 50s woman as well as grant applications. We also had an interesting chat about whether or not the word ‘silver’ to describe an older person is offensive.
On this podcast, we discuss all of this as well as her social enterprise, Startup School for Seniors, a social enterprise for those over 50 who want to start their own businesses. Join us in this informative podcast and please do like, share, and subscribe.
Suzanne is a serial entrepreneur currently working on a solution to help homeowners over 50 ‘age in place’ and reduce social isolation by matching them with compatible long-term lodgers called Silver Sharers.
On the side, she runs a social enterprise called Advantages of Age helping over 50s to access a pro-aging community of like-minded people and host events on behalf of the Soho House Group. Currently working on Startup School for Seniors. Funded by the London Community Response, this 8-week course has been designed for anyone unemployed and over 50 who wants to run a business but doesn’t know where to start.
Phone: +4479 5737 1840
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