Inspiration

Both of my parents are retired and they spend the majority of their time at home. I find this lifestyle very unhealthy as they are not participating in recreational activities that can keep them physically and socially active. Several months ago, I signed them up for gym memberships and got them Fishing Licenses. They have been actively participating in the Senior Fitness Classes (that are provided by their gym) and fishing at nearby Fishing Charters.

This transition made me realized the lack of recreational activities that senior citizens may have or are aware of. I designed this application, connectUs with the goal of making it easier to learn and participate in local events.

What it does

connectUs renders a list of social events that are happening within the user's geographic region.

One unique feature that connectUs has is its community awareness feature, which integrates News API, to inform users of events that are happening both within their community as well as worldwide. The goal of this feature is to keep users informed and create volunteering opportunities for them to help others out.

How I built it

React

Challenges I ran into

This is my first time using Webpack 4. It was a struggle trying to understand it but I'm happy with my newfound knowledge.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

This project has strengthened my understanding of React

What I learned

What's next for connectUs

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