OpenIdeoBlogPostRealisation The following post was written by Ashley Jablow on the OpenIDEO website.   In our Healthy Ageing Challenge, OpenIDEO community members from across the globe came together to explore what health, wellbeing and ageing mean to them. Sharing over 300 inspirations and collaboratively designing 134 ideas, our community gravitated toward solutions that nurtured intergenerational and peer-to-peer relationships, celebrated and incentivised active lifestyles, cared for our caregivers, empowered people to plan for their futures and designed environments for thriving at every age. In the end, six winning ideas were chosen by the community, our challenge sponsor Mayo Clinic and OpenIDEO. While the challenge ended in late August, our momentum has continued to build since then. In September, Mayo Clinic's Center for Innovation hosted the 2013 Transform Symposium, a three-day, multi-disciplinary convening around health, innovation and design. Mayo Clinic, feeling inspired by our challenge and our community's efforts, decided to extend a last-minute invitation to OpenIDEO community members T. Annie Nguyen and Sylvia Stein to present their winning ideas during a 60-person workshop. Facilitated by IDEO's Gretchen Addi, the workshop was attended by a range of healthcare professionals, architects, designers and journalists, and served as a great chance for Annie and Sylvia to get feedback on their ideas.

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  How might we all maintain well-being and thrive as we age?   Thank you to all who participated in the OpenIDEO Healthy Ageing Challenge, and completing the latest challenge! As we, alongside OpenIDEO, switch from ideation and prototyping into a longer implementation...

After starting our journey with IDEO back in June, our OpenIDEO Healthy Ageing Challenge, has been narrowed down to six winning concepts. With all the amazing concepts put forth, this decision hasn’t been easy! We’ve been working with OpenIDEO to review...

In part two of our series, we take a look at four more final concepts from the OpenIDEO Healthy Ageing Challenge. Repurpose Civic Landscaping as a Senior Activity hopes to integrate seniors into public landscaping efforts. Local communities often invest significant resources in...

 Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation has done it again! In the discussion of what constitutes healthy and independent aging, CFI’s Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) Lab hosted a TweetChat on Wednesday, July 11th for those interested in discussing aging,...

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