Challenge: How to measure and follow up the outcomes of efforts to improve the well being of elderly in Bromma?
Challenge Giver: Bromma’s District Administration
Solution: BUSS – Brommas UtflyktsSugna Seniorer
Concept: A day trip by bus bringing the elderly to a predetermined activity. The activity is set to first and foremost attract the elderly that currently are not participating in the activities at the activity centres, men, as well as the group “fragile”.
Challenge Area: Ageing Population
This project report discusses the activity centres for elderly in Bromma and the challenges the centres are facing as of today. Initially Bromma district administration gave the challenge of quantifying the qualitative aspects of Physical Activity, Good Food Habits, Social Community and Support, as well as Meaningfulness. Through the method of design thinking (empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test) interviews were conducted with both elderly as staff at the activity centres, and interviews with staff from the administration of Bromma. Based on the interviews, a communication problem was discovered. Hence, the challenge was redefined to focus on that. As a solution to the communication problem, the Mood Machine was created, a feedback machine where the elderly can answer questions regarding their well-being as well as the activity they have participated in. The information is then compiled and sent to the administration of Bromma. The concept was then supposed to be further developed and detailed, though it felt as the concept was at implementation stage and the creative spark therefore did not quite exist. Therefore, the group decided to change direction, by returning to the insights that had been found during the interviews and anew redefine the challenge to deal with accessibility, inclusiveness, and the elderly that currently are not participating in the activities at the activity centres, men, as well as the group “fragile”. Resulting in the creation of the concept BUSS (Brommas UtflyktsSugna Seniorer), a day trip lasting for four hours, once a month. A maximum of twenty participants is then being picked up by a bus, taking them to a predetermined activity, where the activity is set to first and foremost attract the elderly that currently are not participating in the activities at the activity centres, men, as well as the group “fragile”.