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Super Cool 65+: "Super Granny"

Using popular culture to inspire people to live a healthier lifestyle. Age is just a number! Meet our super granny and her secrets to health

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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?

Our idea is designed for old adults 65+. We are thinking to create a TV/web/animated series or podcasts/radio where "Role Model Grandparents" live a healthy life in a way that inspires others.

We want to reduce the stigma associated with aging. We want to inspire seniors 65+ that age is just a number and a healthy lifestyle will help you to overcome anything. 

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

We have started our own You-tube Channel -Young Adults.
The Super Granny video is a teaser to our video series on a channel to be showcased in the upcoming weeks.
Stay tuned!

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

What kind of content on the videos will be inspirational not only to seniors but caregivers and family members, we want an inter-generational element to be included in our channel. Who might we feature on our videos.

How long has your idea existed?

  • 0-3 months

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm

Tell us about your work experience:

We are Team Young Adults, we are diverse mix of New York University students hoping to help seniors age with dignity and independence.

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Bettina Fliegel any thoughts on our video series! Can you share this ?

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Hi Tuba. Fun role play in the teaser! I like the idea that this will be inter-generational in some way. Will it be a family program, as opposed to targeting older adults? Maybe the show is a series of conversations between young adults and older adults. I think speaking to users would be helpful to know what they are interested in watching. Maybe create a few scenarios based on your current ideas and get feedback?

If you want to provide content for caregivers maybe reach out to your circles to see if there are any caregivers who might have insights on what content they would find helpful?
(25% of caregivers are millennial age group. The average age of a caregiver is 49. From AARP's statistics.)

I am happy to share with a few older folk who I know are on the computer regularly.
What would you like me to tell them about the idea? Would you like me to ask them any questions?

I recently read about a cable channel with programming targeting folk 50 +.
Maybe something to look at?
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/22/business/la-fi-ct-senior-tv-20120122
http://www.rl.tv/

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