Five Hours a Day: Systemic Innovation for an Ageing Population

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Tools for improving the quality of life as we grow older — shared by the Tech-enhanced Life community.

 

Summary

This report from UK think tank NESTA makes the case for a systematic look at how we live in an ageing society, to create models of living and working fit for the future.

A key finding suggests that there’s a big gap between the focus of current ageing innovations and what older people actually want. Other findings focus on some of the factors that matter most to older people (and these are the outcomes that innovations should aim to achieve) , for example:

  • To have a sense of purpose – feeling useful and valued 
  • To have a sense of well-being – living as well as possible with health conditions, being physically active and emotionally resilient 
  • To feel at home, independent and connected to others – wherever we’re living

 

 

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Key words: 
ageing population, innovation, adaptive, independent living