Wikipedia should work to mobilize senior citisens in a way similar to how it engages students (if not more).
The idea is to inform retirees about the existance and inner workings of wikipedia. Many seniors have a great deal of knowladge and time on their hands as well as willingness to learn new things. It seems like an ideal match.
Beyond tapping what seems to be a currently wiki-passive segment of the population, this would also give a number of people one more option on how to maintain the knowledge that they remain productive members of society and retain the benefits thereof.
How to go about this?
*The model of the Wikipedia Campus Ambassador could be copied or adapted for this environment. *Before such a model is established, outreech events in retiree comunities may prove effective (think piramide scheem party, but not evil)
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