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- October 5, 2018

Senior Focus

ACTIVITY COMPANIONS ... Two recent graduates of the Stanford Graduate School of Business have launched a startup to bring larger scale to something they're passionate about: intergenerational companionship. Mon Ami aims to "bring play and fun to aging" by providing companionship for seniors at home and those living with dementia, Parkinsons and other disabilities. Cofounders Madeline Dangerfield-Cha and Joy Zhang have backgrounds in play design, education and volunteering in dementia and hospice settings. "We knew we wanted to create something that made it possible for different generations to come together," Zhang said. The women tapped what they call a "naturally occurring resource of college students" around the Bay Area and created an online platform to make matches for ongoing relationships. For more information about Mon Ami, call 650 691-5796 or go to hellomonami.com.

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