Social Kompas

The team began their research by looking at the challenges faced by elderlies who live independently. Through interviews with several elderlies and experts such as community managers and professionals of NGOs, it became apparent that retirement rather than age in itself, is a key moment in life that causes loneliness. Contrary to their financials which people plan long in advance of retirement, the social aspects of retirement are rarely planned beforehand.

The final concept is a social planning toolkit for soon-to-be retired people to prevent loneliness in advance of their transition to retirement. The Social Kompas service model matches soon-to-be retired people with volunteering opportunities based on their skills and causes that they care about. Thus, they extend their social circle through engaging in more purposeful tasks.