Meetball Cafe can be useful for not only elderly people but also their families and volunteers.
According to a survey, about half of elderly people sometimes don’t get to talk with anyone all day. It's difficult to maintain good mental health in such circumstances. One method that lets people feel less isolated is communication.
Some seniors don’t say anything to their families because they feel they might become a burden. But with others they can probably talk about anything freely.
Even though their families or volunteers take care of them so much, they may become tired of listening to the same stories many times. That’s because they don’t have a common subject.
On the other hand, Japanese English speakers are eager to communicate in English, so we really want to listen to their stories. Our offer is to be good friends to them and to help those people around them.