"Grandwiki" - collecting and sharing lessons of the past for healthier living today
Let's collect, publish and disseminate valuable "life lessons" from older people in our societies - from cooking from scratch to achieving a healthier work/life balance.
Can we create a "grandwiki" or similar to harvest all of the seemingly forgotten life lessons from older people in our societies?
From cooking healthy and nutritious meals from scratch to learning to value the important things in life and, in doing so, creating a better work life balance - there's an awful lot that we can learn from older people.
Lessons could be connected and disseminated online, even delivered in person perhaps through excellent networks like the Women's Institute, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Men's Shed's, AIESEC, employee networks etc
What are the benefits of your concept for the individual and the employer?
For the individual, it's an opportunity to learn and explore a holistic approach to health and wellbeing that is beyond just exercise. How to be happier? How to be resilient? How to make do - and be content with what you've got? Answers to these questions could perhaps counteract the constant bombardment of television commercials that tell us that our lives are unfulfilled without the latest car, perfume and face cream! For the employer, this is an opportunity to engage, in a meaningful way, with an ageing society. To build new relationships with older people - building trust, credibility and even sales.
What might the impact of your concept be and how might it be measured?
- the amount of lessons captured and shared - the amount of participants accessing, sharing the lessons
How might your concept be designed to scale and spread to reach as many people as possible?
Social media and through existing networks
19 Evaluations Evaluation results
Is this concept addressing clear health needs for users?
|Indeed! It’s addressing an unmet need in a new way|
|Yep – it’s addressing a need but in an already crowded space|
|It’s not clear to see how this idea would significantly improve people’s health|
Overall how do you feel about this concept?
|This concept rocked my world|
|I liked it but prefered others|
|It didn't get my overly excited.|
Does this concept feel like it could potentially be sustained as a business or movement over years rather than just months? Does it feel like it will continue to be relevant in the future?
|This concept has enough momentum to stand on its own two feet and remain relevant for years to come|
|It’s not clear how long it would take for this concept to stand on its own feet or how it will continue – but there’s reason to feel hopeful|
|This concept may have trouble sustaining itself in the long-run and stay relevant|
How easy would it be for people to get involved and improve their health with this idea?
|Very easy. It's clear how people could get involved quickly in this concept|
|I'm not sure if I can grasp how people could get involved easily|
|It seems challenging for people to get involved quickly in this concept|
Does this concept have the potential to reach large numbers of people?
|Sure. I could imagine this would spread like wild fire|
|It's interesting but feels like it would be slow or challenging to grow|
|It seems somewhat limited in scope|
Idea submitted by: Beth Worrall
December 11, 2012,
2427 views 22 comments 44 applauseApplaud