The 3 Winning TeamsWinners were selected from a cohort of over 10 teams!
West End Seniors’ Network
“The challenge that we are presenting to participants in the GeroHacks Hackathon is to envision innovative ways to address the issues of social isolation and loneliness among older adults in the West End of Vancouver.”
The Alzheimer Society of B.C.
The challenge that we are presenting to participants in the GeroHacks Hackathon is to imagine new approaches – including tools, educational strategies and other innovations – to help realize this vision of a dementia-friendly B.C.”
The challenge that we present to Gerohacks participants are twofold:
1) Those who attend Community Based Organizations have a level of mobility / ability to attend. How do we achieve the same outcomes of Older British Columbians being Active, Connected and Engaged for those who do not have the means to attend programming/services at these centers (ie. Mobility challenged for transportation, live in very rural communities etc)?
2) How do we raise the profile and demonstrate the impact these services are having on lives of Older British Columbians, their families and caregivers?