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Bringing adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art in museum based programs.

Bringing adults with memory disorders and their caregivers together in new experiences of art in museum based programs.

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A successful public health campaign in 1970s NYC expanded to a national injury prevention program that impacts lives of children daily.

A successful public health campaign in 1970s NYC expanded to a national injury prevention program that impacts lives of children daily.

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Developing and nurturing peer support groups can contribute to success for students on their path to, and through, higher education.

Developing and nurturing peer support groups can contribute to success for students on their path to, and through, higher education.

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What are effective ways to use media to share information and educate folk on the effects of dietary choices on health ?

What are effective ways to use media to share information and educate folk on the effects of dietary choices on health ?

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Despite folk knowing that milk was "good for them" they were drinking less and less, until "Got Milk?" came along.

Despite folk knowing that milk was "good for them" they were drinking less and less, until "Got Milk?" came along.

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An innovative tool that teaches children and young adults financial education, empowering them in a fun way.

An innovative tool that teaches children and young adults financial education, empowering them in a fun way.

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An interview with three teenage girls, ages 13, 15 and 16. These are their experiences and insights about safety and growing up in their respective neighborhoods. The girls live in low income urban neighborhoods in New York City. Two live

An interview with three teenage girls, ages 13, 15 and 16. These are their experiences and insights about safety and growing up in their respective neighborhoods. The girls live in low income urban neighborhoods in New York City. Two live

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A simple idea which combines playing and learning to promote hygiene and health in young children!  Children love to play ball!  Can messages on soccer balls be an effective approach to teach and train children to wash their hands?  Children who lear

A simple idea which combines playing and learning to promote hygiene and health in young children! Children love to play ball! Can messages on soccer balls be an effective approach to teach and train children to wash their hands? Children who lear

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"LSA Family Health Service, 'The Little Sisters,' a neighborhood-based nonprofit, delivers a holistic model of human services to the underserved, marginalized, and poorest families in East Harlem through home visits, on site services, support groups,

"LSA Family Health Service, 'The Little Sisters,' a neighborhood-based nonprofit, delivers a holistic model of human services to the underserved, marginalized, and poorest families in East Harlem through home visits, on site services, support groups,

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Using technology such as IPads, Smart Phones, and SMS technology we can connect patients to their families,  health workers to patients' families, and communities to the health facilities.

Using technology such as IPads, Smart Phones, and SMS technology we can connect patients to their families, health workers to patients' families, and communities to the health facilities.

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A program which provides a structure for youth to support each other in small groups, focusing on network building within each group and between groups, as they navigate a path to employment.  Each member will identify and reach out to their connecti

A program which provides a structure for youth to support each other in small groups, focusing on network building within each group and between groups, as they navigate a path to employment. Each member will identify and reach out to their connecti

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This idea is the creation of educational programs that will function as bridges between student and community needs, in underserved resource poor communities.  By focusing on identifying local needs and opportunities,  educational programs can be cre

This idea is the creation of educational programs that will function as bridges between student and community needs, in underserved resource poor communities. By focusing on identifying local needs and opportunities, educational programs can be cre

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How can youth and seniors connect around travel services and the possibilities that travel can bring? 
Youth can guide seniors traveling together on journeys to explore their past.  If seniors are unable to physically travel youth can serve as resea

How can youth and seniors connect around travel services and the possibilities that travel can bring? Youth can guide seniors traveling together on journeys to explore their past. If seniors are unable to physically travel youth can serve as resea

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Rock uP is an idea for a  youth produced radio program at your local college.  (The big idea would be to scale this to include affiliates on university campuses and within teen produced radio stations nationally.)  The idea behind Rock uP Radio is th

Rock uP is an idea for a youth produced radio program at your local college. (The big idea would be to scale this to include affiliates on university campuses and within teen produced radio stations nationally.) The idea behind Rock uP Radio is th

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An idea for post grads (21+)  to spend time with 50 + adults  while sharing common interests,  a love for books and film.   Time spent together has the potential to create community and friendships.   Growing friendships can lead to opportunities for

An idea for post grads (21+) to spend time with 50 + adults while sharing common interests, a love for books and film. Time spent together has the potential to create community and friendships. Growing friendships can lead to opportunities for

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Building on existing programs which employ college students as advocates for patients in the healthcare system,  create a program leveraging  the same group of students,  who can become advocates for seniors in accessing opportunities for mentoring i

Building on existing programs which employ college students as advocates for patients in the healthcare system, create a program leveraging the same group of students, who can become advocates for seniors in accessing opportunities for mentoring i

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Leveraging existing educational and travel programs for seniors which often utilize college campuses for their programming, and the many summer pre college programs for youth in high school,  create a new program which brings youth and seniors togeth

Leveraging existing educational and travel programs for seniors which often utilize college campuses for their programming, and the many summer pre college programs for youth in high school, create a new program which brings youth and seniors togeth

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Tupperware Parties - Opportunities for women to become financially secure,  and for them to connect,  within  urban communities worldwide.

Tupperware Parties - Opportunities for women to become financially secure, and for them to connect, within urban communities worldwide.

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What can we learn from techniques around habit breaking, as we collaborate on ideas to facilitate habit making?   What can be applied from a program to help smokers quit, to programming that facilitates recycling in our homes, and in our communities?

What can we learn from techniques around habit breaking, as we collaborate on ideas to facilitate habit making? What can be applied from a program to help smokers quit, to programming that facilitates recycling in our homes, and in our communities?

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HipTrips  -   A tourism program built by youth for youth. Travelers and locals will jump at the opportunity to explore and learn with guides who are their peers!

HipTrips - A tourism program built by youth for youth. Travelers and locals will jump at the opportunity to explore and learn with guides who are their peers!

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  Working alongside other young people who share the same passion, youth can inspire each other, develop their creative confidence, and make vital contributions to the communities in which they live.

Working alongside other young people who share the same passion, youth can inspire each other, develop their creative confidence, and make vital contributions to the communities in which they live.

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  Musical Connections - A music and songwriting program which involves collaboration between professional musicians and youth in detention  within the juvenile justice system in New York City.

Musical Connections - A music and songwriting program which involves collaboration between professional musicians and youth in detention within the juvenile justice system in New York City.

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Bettina commented on Caregiving Is an Art

Hi all!
Jennie Smith-Peers  -
Thanks for telling us about the National Center For Creative Aging and their Creative Caregiving Guide. Are you affiliated with them? A friend is a museum curator and she pointed me to the great work that Arts and Minds is doing, which lead to my sharing it in a research post. By coincidence the Director of Arts and Minds, Carolyn Halpin-Healy, was invited by the OI team to the NYC Dementia Workshop. I was there as a facilitator and we were on the same team! (If you have time check out the team's idea, "Groceries For Care.")

Carolyn Halpin-Healy 
Hi Carolyn. Arts and Minds has come up in conversation in the comments here. Any thoughts/feedback on this Idea? It was developed at the Washington, DC OpenIDEO Dementia Workshop, last week.

Here is a link to the Research Post I shared re: Arts and Minds. https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/caregiving-dementia/research/arts-and-minds (Mariah, from this Idea, posted a comment there too.)

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Bettina commented on Hivemind - caregiver mentoring network

Thanks for the info Sarah.
Do you envision a certification of some sort for the "master caregiver" in this program, as a master gardener has?

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Bettina commented on Caregiving Is an Art

What a wonderful FB post! It makes me wonder whether in addition to sharing art caregivers will also use this as a platform to share stories as Heather did. Exciting stuff!

I can share the idea and FB prototype with some artists. Not sure how many are caregiving or have done so in the past, but I believe some may have been in this role. I can send them the link to the idea here. How would they share their work if they would like to post it?