Besides offering the elderly a fun day, full of physical and social activity, Oma’s Pop-Up also helps the reintegration of these seniors into society. They get in touch with youthful initiators, and dinner guests have the possibility to take a sneak-peak in the kitchen afterwards, meeting the chef cooks. In that way, the restaurant is not only a place to enjoy food, but it acts as a social platform that re-connects these lonely seniors with the rest of society.
Since aging populations and isolation of elderly seem common trends in many cities across the world, and pop-up restaurants with original concepts are on the rise, we may possibly find Oma’s Pop-Up to be replicated in other cities rather soon. Let’s hope so, because really: is there anything better than grandma’s home-made traditional stew with meatballs?