Seniorlab

What is Seniorlab?

Seniorlab is a civic project recognising the value of the experience and ideas of older individuals within the framework of the Knowledge Society.

Seniorlab is a work team comprised of people over the age of 50, professionals and researchers. Seniorlab is a civic laboratory where participants can find the necessary tools to conceive, design and develop their own projects.

Seniorlab is a civic laboratory where participants can find the necessary tools to conceive, design and develop their own projects.

 

How much time does it require?

Two afternoons per week at Citilab, and as many hours as you like at home!

Who can participate?

People over the age of 50 interested in new technologies and how these new technologies can be useful to older people. Technology knows no age!!!

What can you learn?
To collaborate as part of a research and innovation group of and for older people that explores a variety of subjects. To use new, multimedia technology: Internet, e-mail, photography, video, presentations... anything you're interested in doing!

What can you contribute?
Life experience, civic stories, motivation, memories, time, innovation. We particularly value personal stories, because they add depth to the history of a city and bring it to life. Your own ideas about what could contribute to the quality of life of older people: are the products that you use in your immediate surroundings adapted to your needs (computers, household appliances, clothing, cars, etc.)?  Can you think of ways to improve your quality of life (communication and personal relationships, travel, economic situation, leisure)? Can you think of improvements in health-related matters (assistance, care, etc.)?

Participant Feedback Seniorlab “is a group of older people that meets to develop ideas. What kind of ideas? Memories, for example. We're part of a generation that has witnessed many changes. Society has changed so much that we're a generation that missed the boat; we've gone from “yes, daddy” to “yes, son”. Sure, we want to share our memories as an experience, but even more so as an identity. Our parents could make use of their parent's way of thinking, but our generation had to find its own path.”
(María Carcereny, Seniorlab 2008 participant).

You can find more information on Seniorlab activities on its blog.

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