A platform where local retired people can be hired as mentors or consultants to pass a lifetime's worth of specialized knowledge to younger generations.
Some retired people feel useless to society after retiring. This idea provides a way for them to feel useful again.
Some people might be bored or lonely after retirement. This provides them with an opportunity to meet and talk with new people.
During their career, everyone amasses a lifetime's worth of specialized knowledge. This is an opportunity for 1-on-1 mentorship from such an expert.
Everyone is an expert on their own experience. They likely know some things worth learning.
Retired people provide consultation and mentorship services within their areas of expertise. When registering with the platform, they specify what knowledge/field they feel comfortable passing on to the next generation.
People looking for specialized knowledge can search the platform to locate retired field experts nearby.
It's not necessary but could be good if the platform partnered with government provided retirement services.
Nowadays, older people might not know how to use computers or the internet well. Because of this, they might need assistance to join/leave the platform as an expertise provider. Since retired people are crucial to the platform, it needs to make it convenient for them to participate.
The platform provides excellent customer service via phone, snail mail, and email. In cases where it makes economic sense, the platform can open physical offices where people can sign up in person.
Retired experts can be signed up by their friends and relatives. Customer service contacts them to confirm their information.
The platform takes care of all legal aspects. The retired experts provide their services as freelancers under the platform/agency umbrella.
People can browse the platform to see anonymized expertise providers. To be able to contact some of them, people must first identify themselves (KYC). For retired experts to make an informed decision as to whether they want to meet, people should provide as much information as it takes about themselves.
The first meeting can take place anywhere that is convenient for the retired expert. The meeting is free and aims to synchronize the learner's wishes with the expert's abilities.