Getting old isn't as sexy as it could be. At the Palo Alto OpenIDEO Meetup we discussed a TED like talk series that has elders sharing wisdom or other stories that focus on inspiring and connecting them with a younger generation.
TED has shown that great stories can build attention around the world for large topics. Older generations are more likely to have these amazing stories but less likely to be listened to by the youthful pop culture that defines how we think about aging. This talk series would train elders to tell stories that would pop with younger audiences, helping them think about healthy aging.
Mel + Frank
for talking about this idea with me at the Palo Alto Meetup.
for the great inspiration and image as well.