THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AFFECTS ALL SEGMENTS OF THE POPULATION, YET IT IS THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF GETTING SERIOUSLY ILL. THEREFORE, IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE PROPER INTERVENTIONS FOR VULNERABLE GROUPS AFTER THE REOPENING OF SOCIETY.
New start designed a community-driven innovation sprint to engage a broad range of citizens to come up with new models and ideas to help bring life quality back in the elderlys’ daily lives.
The innovation camp ran in November and counted with the participation of 25 teams. See the winners and finalists bellow!
Team JDC – Joy Despite Corona
The team created a modular program that invites the entire community to participate offline or online in social activities. The program wants to create a safe, healthy and inclusive community, enabling elderly and those affected by Covid-19 to continue being active and regaining their purpose while being home
Diary (physical and digital, with a print every month) and phone line to talk about day to day life. The diary can be shared, having an engaging and calming effect. The diary will serve also as historical narrative for the future.
Matchmaking between eldery and other groups and service providers that want to have social interaction or want to share their art. Implemented through Public Housing Associations, which would train the users. Made to be applied also post Covid, in a shared-economy model.
Team Knud + Abbas
Use social media or SMS for communicating with grandchildren, sharing pictures from the past, with the story behind it, in order to iInitiate conversation about that day/memory and what the grandchildren know or remember of that moment.
UNLEASH Next Generation
App for needs
App for the elderly to list what they need (shopping, cleaning) or what they want to see happen in their community..
Through a process-driven innovation – New Start focuses on involving a diverse group of stakeholders. With the help of users, information campaigns and citizen involvement, we are creating new solutions and awareness towards the protection of vulnerable groups in the Aarhus region.
Our primary target audience is the elderly and their challenges in nursing homes and their own homes, as well as their interaction in the open sphere such as public transportation, banking, shopping, exercise, family visits, interaction with healthcare and more.
In the time of COVID 19 – NewStart is forging a 360-degree mapping based on the needs of elderly/vulnerable groups. The themes within each area can be:
Together with Siemens Gamesa, Sustainary created New Start to find solutions to tackle the urgent needs in our cities, particularly focused on those groups that need innovative and sustainable intervention the most during times of crises.
We know that communities across Denmark and the World all face similar challenges. Our goal is to learn from different existing innovation processes and solutions, and share our knowledge. In this way we can together tackle this and future crisis.