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November 2016

Freebird Club statt Airbnb, Die alten Wilden

Freebird Club statt Airbnb, Die alten Wilden

Airbnb gilt als globale WG der digitalen Generation, nun gibt es «The Freebird Club» für reiselustige Rentner. Luisa und Sepp Rösli sind die ersten Schweizer Mitglieder.

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Ageing with attitude: Empty nesters take flight with Freebird

Ageing with attitude: Empty nesters take flight with Freebird

SOCIAL isolation and loneliness may be a growing problem among people in their 60s and upwards, but one Irishman has come up with a fun solution to encourage empty nesters and pensioners to broaden their horizons and even make money if they choose, in the process.

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October 2016

THE FREEBIRD CLUB: A NEW AIRBNB JUST FOR SENIORS

THE FREEBIRD CLUB: A NEW AIRBNB JUST FOR SENIORS

Peter Mangan, founder of the Freebird Club, knew he was onto something when he noticed that his dad, who was 75, more than enjoyed welcoming guests to their Airbnb home rental in southwest Ireland — he often turned it into a social event.

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September 2016

It's Airbnb — but for the 50-Plus

It's Airbnb — but for the 50-Plus

Have the time to travel, but not the money? Want to broaden your social horizons? Meet The Freebird Club, which can solve both problems.

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The Freebird Club featured in The Telegraph

The Freebird Club featured in The Telegraph

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Impact Journalism Day, 25 June 2016

New innovators: The Freebird Club, a travel platform for over-50s

Airbnb for silver surfers with space to spare

The so-called sharing economy is mostly driven by and aimed at millennials – the under-30s, broadly speaking. But a peer-to-peer travel club is aiming to get the older generation in on the act and address a social issue at the same time.

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Freebird – a peer-to-peer travel club with a difference

Freebird – a peer-to-peer travel club with a difference

The sharing economy is mostly driven by and aimed at millennials but a peer-to-peer travel club is aiming to get the older generation in on the act and address a social issue at the same time.

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A travel club for seniors

A travel club for seniors

The sharing economy is mostly driven by and aimed at millennials, but a peer-to-peer travel club is aiming to get the older generation in on the act and address a social issue at the same time.

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Un club de voyage pas comme les autres

Un club de voyage pas comme les autres

L'économie collaborative est en majorité conduite par et destinée à la génération Y, mais les clubs de voyages en peer-to-peer sont plus faits pour amener la génération senior à s'engager et à participer à des enjeux sociaux.

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In vacanza dal nonno

In vacanza dal nonno

L’economia della condivisione è indirizzata ai giovani, ma cosa succede se si cerca di coinvolgere le persone anziane?

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Freebird: Airbnb with a social plus

Freebird: Airbnb with a social plus

The sharing economy is mostly driven by and aimed at millennials but a peer-to-peer travel club is aiming to get the older generation in on the act and address a social issue at the same time.

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New Travel Club Is Glad to Be Gray

New Travel Club Is Glad to Be Gray

The Freebird Club is an Airbnb for the over 50s – except the homeowner has to stay and entertain the guests.

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Clube de viagens para idosos quer acabar com a solidão e o isolamento

Clube de viagens para idosos quer acabar com a solidão e o isolamento

O consumo colaborativo é movido principalmente por pessoas da geração Y e voltada a elas, mas existe um clube peer-to-peer que visa atrair a geração mais velha para o sistema e, ao mesmo tempo, propor uma saída para um problema social.

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Freebird un club de voyage en peer to peer pas comme les autres

Freebird un club de voyage en peer to peer pas comme les autres

L’économie collaborative est en majorité conduite par (et destinée à) la génération Y, mais des clubs de voyages en peer to peer sont aussi conçus pour amener les seniors à s’engager et à participer à des projets sociaux.

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Airbnb pro seniory - Klub Freebird nabízí osamělým lidem bezpečné a příjemné cestování

Airbnb pro seniory - Klub Freebird nabízí osamělým lidem bezpečné a příjemné cestování

Motorem sdílené ekonomiky jsou hlavně mileniálové - stejně jako jsou i jejími hlavními spotřebiteli. Ale tenhle cestovní klub si předsevzal zapojit i starší generaci a zároveň při tom řešit ještě jednu sociální otázku.

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June 2016

Irlandês lança 'Airbnb de idosos'

Irlandês lança 'Airbnb de idosos'

O irlandês Peter Mangan vai lançar nas próximas semanas uma plataforma que funciona como uma espécie de Airbnb só para quem tem mais de 50 anos. No "Freebird Club", a ideia é que os viajantes compartilhem não só acomodações, mas principalmente companhia em uma altura da vida em que as pessoas costumam ficar mais isoladas socialmente.

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'Airbnb For Seniors' Helps Link Travelers With Like-Minded Hosts

'Airbnb For Seniors' Helps Link Travelers With Like-Minded Hosts

What do you do with that spare bedroom or two once the kids have flown the coop? You could use it as storage for unwanted junk or for the treadmill you never use. But for more enterprising older adults, a new website will allow you to use that extra space to make a buck while also having a good time within the confines of your own home.

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Economia de partilha chega aos idosos

Economia de partilha chega aos idosos

A economia colaborativa ou de partilha é uma das grandes alterações globais do contexto económico, os exemplos mais visíveis são a Airbnb e a Uber, mas existem outras com menor expressão e a actuar em mercados diversos. É o caso da Freebird Club que aborda dois desafios significativos pela nossa sociedade em envelhecimento, a solidão e a insegurança financeira entre os mais velhos. Este projecto foi um dos três vencedores do concurso europeu de inovação social.

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May 2016

This 'Airbnb for the Elderly' Could Curb Loneliness in Cities

This 'Airbnb for the Elderly' Could Curb Loneliness in Cities

The sharing economy largely caters to the needs of young, mobile residents. But in crowded cities, where older residents often feel isolated and lonely, there may be an even greater need to accommodate the elderly.

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Can This Airbnb For Seniors Help Keep The Elderly Connected?

Can This Airbnb For Seniors Help Keep The Elderly Connected?

If you thought the sharing economy was all about young people, it may be time to revise that notion. Airbnb recently said seniors are its fastest-growing demographic (as well as its best-reviewed hosts). And studies show that people 55 and over are more likely to participate on sharing platforms than the population as a whole.

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January 2016

Commissioner Bieńkowska celebrates winners of Social Innovation Competition

Commissioner Bieńkowska celebrates winners of Social Innovation Competition

Sit-in beekeeping foundation Apiform, peer-to-peer homestay model for older people The Freebird Club, and accessible car sharing platform Wheeliz received their trophies for winning the European Social Innovation Competition in Brussels on 21 January 2016.

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New innovators: The Freebird Club, a travel platform for over-50s

New innovators: The Freebird Club, a travel platform for over-50s

Peter Mangan came up with the idea for the The Freebird Club when he started renting a cottage he owns in Kerry to holidaymakers. His father, a semi-retired widower, was on hand to meet and greet the visitors who loved this personal touch while Mangan snr also enjoyed the social interaction and meeting new people.

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November 2015

The Freebird Club selected as finalist in European Social Innovation Competition: 'New Ways to Grow'

The Freebird Club selected as finalist in European Social Innovation Competition: 'New Ways to Grow'

New Irish social enterprise 'The Freebird Club' has been selected from a shortlist of 30 and a total of over 1,400 applicants from 40 countries as a finalist in the European Social Innovation Competition. Along with 9 others, The Freebird Club founder Peter Mangan will pitch for the chance to win one of three €50,000 prizes at the Awards Ceremony in Brussels on November 25th.

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September 2015

Airbnb for pensioners

Airbnb for pensioners

Airbnb is one of the major success stories of the peer-to-peer economy. Now valued at $20 billion, it's helped millions of people to rent accommodation around the world since 2008. But what if you were to tweak that model so that it became more about the people than the place to stay, and managed to tackle a pressing social issue in the process?

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July 2015

2015's top 5 European social innovations

2015's top 5 European social innovations

From beekeeping in Bosnia and Herzegovina to socially responsible vending machines in Poland, here's our pick of the top 5 semi-finalists of this year's European Social Innovation Competition.

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