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"With Me" is a system of games that utilizes design as a tool of inclusion to connect generations. It will encourage meaningful interaction and intergenerational dialogue to integrate older adults deeper into the fabric of our society.
Free online courses for seniors. The Massively Open Online Courses industry is growing exponentially, attracting people from across the globe. MOOCs for Seniors adapts these courses to fit the technical savvy & pace of an older adult's lifestyle.
Site where caregivers can share their stories about being a caregiver and caring for their loved ones. Caregiving is very stressful - telling your story and connecting with others can be therapeutic and informative.
A tool that enables older patients and their adult-child caregivers make more confident treatment decisions together, be more involved in their healthcare, and build the skills to better the conversations with their physician.
Isolation is the main cause of the degeneration of the mind and body as we age. By setting targets and partaking in mentally stimulating and physically challenging activities both mind and body are kept active, and become part of a local community.
A young creative teams up with a senior to swap lives for one day with the goal to fully understand their needs and to be inspired from the experience to create new products, services and fashion that is aimed towards the growing elderly population.
Proposed is an "underWearable" Activity Monitor (uWAM) for people to use to securely/safely monitor, track, store and share personal health/wellness information with their trusted circles (family, health care providers, caregivers, etc).
Our idea is to adopt a cram school-based model but with a non-profit business model. Elderly volunteers will be recruited and trained to serve as reading coaches, literacy tutors, mentors, homework helpers, and leaders of enrichment activities.
A well-being life is an active life near people that understands and appreciate you. I imagine a system of building communities of elders with same passions where they could be active, could do a real business because they have experience and time.
Imagine a scheme in which you get rewarded for living in a healthy way. Rewarding would not only be under the form of better quality of life and longer life but also in an immediate and potentially pecuniar way.
A program that enables older adults to be present in the lives of children, either directly or virtually. Research shows that an older adult encouraging and supporting children, can improve the children's ability to learn, regardless of the subject.
Studies show that learning to play the Gamelan can improve focus and attention span. It's an easy instrument to learn and play, it's a social activity, and music stimulates many different brain regions. It's a great way to keep aging brains sharp.
Retirement doesn't mean the end of an active life, but the lack of a schedule can make it tough to stay on track. Setting goals, coming up with steps to complete them, and having a community of advice-givers boost accountability and engagement.
Local communities often invest significant resources in making sure their public spaces look great. Gardening is a perfect way for seniors to exercise and continue creating. Let's repurpose civic landscaping to enable our seniors to do more.
EcoStation is a non-profit, volunteer-driven network of community centers whose function is to collect and sort recyclable materials and used goods and use the proceeds to help the needy in their communities.