“We’ve made a world which we are missing/removed part of family unit and exported it to the market” (i.e childcare, counseling)
- Major crisis - who looks after the kids - historically child rearing = 3 generations
- Isolation is a massive issue that compacts other issues - Social isolation can be a killer , equal to smoking, loneliness is key
- Some services are not covered by healthcare (All commercial options for fragile bones are expensive)
- Important to note that pensions are already casino
- External apparatus vs international apparatus = wrong focus
- Problem to identify elderly needs; as they don't always express them
- Sometimes people are positively "attacked" by the system: too much medication, etc
- Duty of care.
- How do we think about care from a cultural perspective ?
- What can elders offer for younger/hackers people?
- We can do X but we need Y - barters problems - Land 4 Care?
- How do you identify who is relevant? Associations / Coops / Working Groups / Orgs
- How do we ensure an equal share of disabled exist in each coop?
- Tiers of coops - high and low risks coops - how to manage?
Organisational / Technical Issues:
- Get things online as grouped key challenges - who is available where is slack
- Starting from personal issue, collating existing resource together for all issues( open source platform)
- How to identify unlock capacity of older individuals - not "needs"
- How do you identify beneficiaries?
- Identify old mentors of large networks
- The Farm was bankrupted by medical costs, after 14 years of communal living.
- Sweden has already a good level of care+security
- Turkey has a significant issue of elderly infrastructure
- UK and north of Spain has experience in health-clubs, where people lose weight, cook and walk together etc
- Japan has experience with currency for university students, where they do stuff for elders
- Men's Sheds (age UK , national projects) - this is a national project in Australia ( http://www.mensheds.org.au/)
- FuturGov style projects: Casserole club (UK) - Shared cooking, extra meals +social opportunities
- (Common) Libraries as a cross roads for all generations
- INFO+guidance needed in a library context (UK), 2,5 millions enquiries
- P2P foundation : working w/ Goteo to create coop equiv
- Social mirror *might* become a CIC :> looking to have people to help and work on it
- National lottery: open funding to digital. soon. April
- Help ! need for 75 hackers
- Grey Panthers - US based old people's political action group. The name references the Black Panthers black power movement.
- Local currency for helping elderly, can be used to rent council property etc
- Squalo, matera accessibility - focused website creating website for mutual exchange, promote Os solution VS big companies products.
- Social mirror, tools for social prescriptions -> http://kwmc.org.uk/projects/socialmirror/
- Services: people helping each other already exist on a small scale
- Hacker care - healthcare for hackers http://hackercare.org/
- Social streets in Italy: http://www.socialstreet.it/
- Vacuum Cleaner - turned his house into a care home for his own struggle.
- Open source cure for cancer http://opensourcecureforcancer.com/
- runtastic is an android app that keeps track of your walking.
IDEAS (and/or solutions)
- Gaia: methods for surfacing information with digital tools from offline communities - e.g. NESTA research projects: http://www.nesta.org.uk/data-driven-methods-mapping-below-radar-activity-social-economy
- Pairing schemes, connecting across ages
- Adopt a hacker
- Use social entrepreneurs to draw money in vc money for social good
- care hack manifesto - indie tech manifesto
- Create a front door for all enquiries clustering around challenges
- Libraries used as a production facility for infra elderly
- Reverse the notion of elderly care as economic issue - convert to excess capacity
- Are there any mobility open source projects?
- Intergenerational - Elderly teach the young
- Locality based social systems
- Hacker care home
- Health trainers: http://www.unlimitedpotential.org.uk/what-we-do/health-trainers
- Reverse engineer much of medical gear, as is being done with prosthetics, or by fixing ebola-suits to make them safer, more comfortable, and safer to unwear
- Start from many-sourced data about needs (life, freedom from pain, freedom from disability, etc) as suggested in http://www.appropedia.org/The_Onion_and_the_Satellite_-_Lucas_Gonzalez and more recently in "A generative process": http://www.appropedia.org/Ebola#A_generative_process
- Your biography online (as trojan horse for building digital literacy)
- Participate in (or positively disrupt) already existing challenges such as those (slowly, slower than the epidemic, but maybe/hopefully surely and effectively) being carried out over at http://www.appropedia.org/Ebola#Open-source_appropriate_technology
- Vinay- google case. asperger sydrome clever victims become high valuable ressource for Google.
- Across-country (elder or not) networks. They'd provide knowledge about previous exposure, what worked, etc. Much of "anthropology" is summarised as "listen first".
- Collecting information on food and health, hard to do, but will be important with intestinal data-gathering capsules (video and sample-taking), and biometrics in general, and also simple things like "walk and talk" as predictors of medium-term functionality and need for extra care
- Focus on issues (specific or broad) so that different people may gather: people in need, family, professionals, others. Make it easy to do that.
Creating the opportunity to get past first step in massive positive cascade
Use the manifesto to catalyse existing initiatives around the document. Space for discussion
“A set of principles to gauge the very many existing projects against.” (Gaia) – Sounds useful, especially since every health care service and their horse are doing projects around this, and there is a need to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Example template for manifesto: https://hive.as.uky.edu/manifesto (template a bit on the corporate side, speaking Valley talk. Not necessarily a bad thing.)
Other example, more hacker/political: https://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto
If interested in open source technology based solution for healthcare ask alberto… Massimo.
“Nothing about me without me” (“Hey, we are old people – in a few decades at most!”)
“Accepting care as an exchange. Nothing is lost if we drop old people from the picture and make it more general.” (Leo)
- Positive Asset Mapping - Identify Excess Capacity
- Asset-based approach: start from what you have, positive approach. Risks of neo-liberal stance ("You're good, you still have one working toe.") (Vinay)
- Deficit-based approach: start from what is missing, negative approach
- Asset vs. Deficit:
- Engage existing allies
- Develop and Fork Patterns
-> is there anything of use in this here blog synthesising everything I know about asset-based and evidenced-based community dev http://www.rsablogs.org.uk/2014/social-economy/54321-jumpstarting-power-create/
- interaction between equals
- Read the NHS's 5 year road plan? (http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/5yfv-web.pdf)
- What are the existing projects out there that can improve current conditions?