In the last of the 2012 series of Social Jams, the Philips Aging Well Think Tank explored ‘Aging in an Urban World. The jam was carried out online on the Creating Healthy, Livable Cities LinkedIn page and also at the World Demographic and Ageing Forum in St. Gallen, Switzerland in August. On the following page we share interviews with participants at the World Demographic and Ageing Forum as they give their views on the topic.
Social Jam 1 - Aging and Technology
The first in a series of Social Jams hosted by the Aging Well Think Tank was carried out on 22nd-24th February 2012. The Jam was designed to gather insights into trends and thinking on ' How can technology support Aging Well?'
Think tank members Laurie Orlov and Rod Falcon challenged members of the Creating Healthy, Livable Cities LinkedIn group to debate the distinction between technologies for aging and for ' living well', They asked ' How can technology realize its potential and fully support aging well?'
Click here to find out more and see what the group had to say about how technology can help people to connect and interact with others and they age.
Social Jam 2 - Aging and Healthcare Systems
The second in a series social jams took place in Innovation in Health LinkedIn group. This time, the discussion focused on how to re-negotiate healthcare systems to adapt new solutions. Find out the outcomes of the discussion in the second social jam report.
Social Jam 3 - Aging in an Urban World
The final social jam hosted by the Aging Well Think Tank took place in August, with participation online by members of the Creating Healthy, Livable Cities LinkedIn group, as well as delegates at the World Demographic and Ageing Forum in Switzerland.
Participants discussed aging in urban areas. Click here to find out more about the results of this social jam.
The discussion focussed on the benefits and challenges of aging in urban areas. Active Aging Think Tank members Jeff Sturchio, former President and CEO of the Global Health Council and Bill Novelli, former CEO of AARP, looked at examples of cities that are engaging people through the transitions of aging and asked what cities can do to embrace their elder populations.
These web-based jams provide an unrivalled opportunity for interested stakeholders from around the world to pool their knowledge and experiences in an open and transparent manner to help shape and build solutions for aging well.
The conversations influence the kinds of solutions that Philips plans to create to meet the needs of aging well. The think tank believes that it’s important to reach for ideas wherever they may be
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