Tamaduni Connect: Connecting ethnocultural seniors with companions of similar background

Award Date: 2019

Project Lead(s): Sharon Kiptoo

Project Title: Tamaduni Connect: Connecting ethnocultural seniors with companions of similar background


This project will develop a web app, Tamaduni Connect, for seniors and their families that enables them to locate companions and residential care facilities with compatible cultural perspectives. Matching culturally compatible companions provides a level of support that fosters independent living and aging in place versus requiring the senior, especially one living with dementia, to adapt to unfamiliar ways.