Item: Community involvement in SOCIALCARE

Within the framework of WP3 - which is the Social innovation process - different dissemination activities such as events and other community activities are organized in the pilots in order to involve and activate both seniors and volunteers as community members.

In the Dutch pilot of Putte, seniors were introduced to tablets with the help of young volunteers from a local elementary school. It was a fun and instructive day. The seniors learned about the potential of the internet and digital tools, while the students learned about volunteering and helping older people.

After this initial introduction to the tablet, the seniors will be involved in the co-design process in Putte by testing the first SOCIALCARE mock ups and designs that are due in May of this year.

Community involvement in SOCIALCARE