OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign up, Login or Learn more
215 contributions
113 ideas
113 final ideas
20 final ideas
20 final ideas
Announced!
Ongoing

Research

Our Research phase has concluded – cheers for all of your insights, examples, stories and comments. Check out the goodness and head over to the current phase to join our collaborative efforts.

215 contributions

Sorted by Newest

Contribution list

Getting out of the house helps us all have a sense of purpose. Having somewhere to be helps us stay productive. But what do you do when you can't make it from point a to point b?

Getting out of the house helps us all have a sense of purpose. Having somewhere to be helps us stay productive. But what do you do when you can't make it from point a to point b?

Photo of Maha Turkmani
2 2

One of the fastest growing trends worldwide is the deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics which is constantly transforming the way we describe and understand our cities and the connected devices within our house. For the young generation, wh

One of the fastest growing trends worldwide is the deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics which is constantly transforming the way we describe and understand our cities and the connected devices within our house. For the young generation, wh

Photo of Angeliki Kapoglou
5 2

A friend of mine just shared this video with me and I was so inspired. http://www.metaspoon.com/80-year-old-salsa/  An 80yr old can partner with a young man and their complemetary skills and stregths can create something amazing. This is a visual way

A friend of mine just shared this video with me and I was so inspired. http://www.metaspoon.com/80-year-old-salsa/ An 80yr old can partner with a young man and their complemetary skills and stregths can create something amazing. This is a visual way

Photo of Monica Isaza
5 5

Recently walking down our neighbourhood street we had a casual encounter with one of our neighbours. They were complaining about the cost of hiring a gardner who didn't even understand how to best care for their garden. But they had gotten to the poi

Recently walking down our neighbourhood street we had a casual encounter with one of our neighbours. They were complaining about the cost of hiring a gardner who didn't even understand how to best care for their garden. But they had gotten to the poi

Photo of Carola Verschoor
1 1

In this past year, one of my grandma past away and the other has gotten dementia. I notice that in their old age, they have simple pleasures. Having someone talk to them and people to be around! In a family gathering, we did magic tricks and ate frui

In this past year, one of my grandma past away and the other has gotten dementia. I notice that in their old age, they have simple pleasures. Having someone talk to them and people to be around! In a family gathering, we did magic tricks and ate frui

Photo of Diana Chang
4 1

We need to make it mandatory to keep a syllabi for teaching/coaching compulsorily about "Humanbeings Life Cycle" at ever School, College & University so that we could easily inspire and engage young people to support older adults through the mentor

We need to make it mandatory to keep a syllabi for teaching/coaching compulsorily about "Humanbeings Life Cycle" at ever School, College & University so that we could easily inspire and engage young people to support older adults through the mentor

Photo of DR RANGA REDDY POLAM
2 2

Learning history is one of the most important things for us to grow, understand the and create more promising future. We learn it from the books, movies, classes, but
who could be better to tell us about the history that those who have survived it.

Learning history is one of the most important things for us to grow, understand the and create more promising future. We learn it from the books, movies, classes, but who could be better to tell us about the history that those who have survived it.

Photo of Kasia Dybek
2 2

Having been a part of various Bay Area youth programs and having explored various senior programs, I've also noticed the age disconnect within these communities. However, it's not a one sided disadvantage-the knowledge gap goes both ways. Senior prog

Having been a part of various Bay Area youth programs and having explored various senior programs, I've also noticed the age disconnect within these communities. However, it's not a one sided disadvantage-the knowledge gap goes both ways. Senior prog

Photo of Rubi Sanchez
3 3

A few years back, I was a bereavement volunteer for a local hospice in Virginia. I expected it to be mostly passive work, but luckily it was much more involved than that. And in fact it turned out to be more like a mentoring program than anything els

A few years back, I was a bereavement volunteer for a local hospice in Virginia. I expected it to be mostly passive work, but luckily it was much more involved than that. And in fact it turned out to be more like a mentoring program than anything els

Photo of Brett Brownell
1 3

A community service program that brings together young people to help educate seniors about the internet.  

The program was first initiated in 2009 by two teenaged sisters who were inspired to help other seniors, because of observing their grandpa

A community service program that brings together young people to help educate seniors about the internet. The program was first initiated in 2009 by two teenaged sisters who were inspired to help other seniors, because of observing their grandpa

Photo of Donna Horn
1 1

I visited and interviewed the director of my local Senior Community Center.  I learned that we have a good center working to engage and support the seniors in out community.  But, I also learned that it is quite difficult to harness the talents, know

I visited and interviewed the director of my local Senior Community Center. I learned that we have a good center working to engage and support the seniors in out community. But, I also learned that it is quite difficult to harness the talents, know

Photo of Julie Briden
5 2