"Has anyone created an "Old Boys" online community for ex-squaddies like Frank, where they can meet and talk with others who have had similar experiences and can thus understand each other on important levels?
Further, is there a general…"
"Sounds sensible. I have been asking around and, to be perfectly honest, am quite surprised at some of the responses I get. Last night I was explaining the idea to my elderly mother and she surprised me with her reactions particularly when I…"
"Fair point, but I think it would be difficult to find a one-size-fits-all solution, there will always be a variety of alternative approaches necessary to reach the target users (mediums of radio, leaflets, etc). Word of mouth is not to be…"
"I think you're massively overgeneralising about what "old people" want. I know many elderly people and they are as diverse in their wants and needs than any other age group. As I have said above, I know a lady in her late 70s who went…"
"Many middle-aged people do not want to use computers either. Interestingly, last I checked the fastest growing market for social media was the "silver surfers", the +50 year old group and I have installed plenty of systems for people well…"
"The electronic notice board could be easily set up offline so to speak. I have often thought that churches and village halls have fallen behind the times here in that they could easily be installed with powerful wireless transmitters and provide a…"
It's difficult for me to gauge what solution is best as such as I can see so many worthy applications.
With regard to care homes, etc, as I say, I am simply amazed at how little technology I see in them. I'd have thought a camera…"
A space in which technophiles can meet, discuss and develop ideas and / or access resources. A space in which members of the public can go to get impartial answers to their technical questions. A space in which people can learn and…"
"There are many possibilities here.
Installing home monitoring systems is technically trivial which would enable family or support members to keep an eye on vulnerable people. Many reasonable cams these days also have inbuilt microphones and a…"
There are spaces in communities that are safe and welcoming, that are free and open to everyone. Spaces where communities can come together, spaces that are trusted by the public. They have free wifi and free internet access
These are called public libraries and we have 15 of them in York, and 1 on wheels that travels around.
They all have trained staff who support people accessing information and services in life-critical areas such as careers and job seeking; health;…
Below is an example of what myself and the GeniUS team talked about at our meeting. It was presented at the International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, held in London in April of this year.…