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A place specially planned for the elderly, where they would have classes of gymnastics, yoga, hydromassage and bodybuilding with medical acc

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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?

This idea is designed for older adults who want improve their physical conditioning and create more independence and self-confidence. The goal is that through exercises for the mind and especially for the body, the older adults have more quality of life, without muscular, bone and balance problems that were acquired year after year due to the sedentary lifestyle, thus reducing the risks of falls. The main idea is to keep them active and strong.

The problem that the idea intend to solve is regard to the high level of falls of elderly. Therefore, the first step will be to raise awareness about the importance of exercises to the body and the mind, beyond the benefits they offer over the years.

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

Making a market research with the elderly of a community, to know their interest in the idea and even to receive suggestions from them.

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

The feedback from the OpenIdeo team and other collaborators.

How long has your idea existed?

  • 4 months - 1 year

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm

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