Thinking of applying for The Innovation in Ageing Challenge? Seeking some inspiration and lateral ideas from around the world to help spark your application? As applications close 12th September, it’s time to get thinking about what could be.
Here are some international examples that we are inspired by when thinking about flourishing older lives:
The Amazings: Classes, courses and wisdom from elders with amazing life experience
Get Into Reading program from The Reader Organisation is improving wellbeing through bibliotherapy in residential care homes.
Fureai Kippu: "Caring Relationship Tickets" are based on the time bank concept; allowing people to help others in their community and earn credits transferable to other cities
Tyze: Online tools that helps people care for others
Carebanks: Uses time banking to help older people age-in-community irrespective their economic situation
Visiting Nurse Service: High-quality health care in the home and the community
Lotte House: A nursing home where 23 men and women live like a family
Aging Studio: The Studio set out to articulate a new understanding of the ageing population
Age Unlimited, from NESTA in the UK. A program developing and trialling new services for 50-60 year olds to continue contributing to society
Weavers, one of TACSI’s home grown solutions. Weavers helps people balance caring with the rest of life