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Re-generative Time

The first email tore through linear time which is at the heart of aging and real time was born which keeps you regenerating...Age..Less

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it enable older adults to live their best possible life by preventing falls?

Designed for seniors by a senior (69 and running 10 K a day ) a workshop of three days to experience real time to trigger the re- generative practice and to establish a virtual community of practice supporting each other

Each one of us perceive time in a unique manner. Between statistical life expectancy and the exceptionally productive senior is a gap of around 25 years.   Sine 1981 I worked with a senior Sanskrit scholar who died in 2007 at the age of 100 years 6 months and 15 days  consequent to a fall from bed.  What explains the gap of 25 years and what finally led to the fall explains a host of questions that bothers every senior.  A major consequence of aging is one finds your friends leaving and loneliness creeps in when community assumes a larger role.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

To offer pilot workshops in senior care homes of three days duration with around 20-30 participants and follow them up on health indicators for life

What skills, input, or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Guidance on follow up parameters

How long has your idea existed?

  • Over 1 year

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm

Tell us about your work experience:

I design and facilitate management development programmes based on a framework which I developed in 1990 to meet specific learning requirements of different organisational contexts


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Hi Joseph!

It is great to have you in the challenge.

Would you be able to tell me more about the workshops? What could be included in the program? What would the virtual community be like?

You might be inspired by these posts in the research phase:

Interview with an 87 year old woman that lives alone 
Wake up, hike out, tune in, move it: Learning from Japanese Radio exercise 
and Publicize and disseminate a check list. 
Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.

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Thank you Kate

What could be included in the program ?
Stories ...paradigm shifting stories..reimaginning your story

Introduction to the First Discipline Framework...understanding and experiencing regenerative time..
Creating shared space and community

Visual....will post soon...I am working on one for this

You may visit for more details about the framework and methodology...but not specific to the context of seniors