The last 12 months have been relatively low profile for The Ageing Revolution as we’ve focused on growing People Tech Revolution. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been working on age-related projects – we have. And as always, our focus is on creatively dismantling ageism.
We are very proud to have collaborated with the Tablelands Regional Council on the creation of their Age-Friendly Strategy. Based on the WHO Age-Friendly Cities model, the strategy was developed with significant input from the community including co-design sessions to create a community message, develop the strategy principles and determine key priorities.
As project coordinators for the Transforming Aged Care with VR project, we worked with the Queensland University of Technology to train aged care staff in three locations to deliver VR sessions with their residents. The end result has been the development of a toolkit to guide aged care centres on the integration of VR into their regular activities’ programs.
For the past two years, we’ve been working with TACSI and the End of Life Network on a card game about death and dying and it’s nearly ready to launch. And if we do say so ourselves, the artwork is amazing. You’ll be able to get a sneak peak when our crowdfunding campaign launches in a couple of weeks on Kickstarter.
We are edging ever closer to sharing our photo exhibition of authentic images of older Australians. It’s been a labour of love (and taken much longer than we imagined) and we can’t wait to show off the work of our amazing photographers.