EveryDay Care Challenges University Students
EveryDay Care has challenged interactive media design students at Northumbria University to come up with life enhancing ideas for older people.
Students aged in their 20’s studying Interactive Media Design and Animation will bring a younger person’s perspective to the positive aspects of ageing. They will deliver a project on the ways that artificial intelligence might support a 100 year life span ensuring a happy, meaningful and productive life.
EveryDay prides itself on it’s innovative, person centred care provision
Professor Mark Blythe leading on the project for Northumbria University said “We are excited to have input from EveryDay Care working closely with older people. EveryDay Care will provide an excellent sounding board for students who can interface with customers and staff to share potential life improving ideas for an ageing population.
The Student Design Awards, sponsored by Philips attracts a first prize of £2000, the judging panel may decide on more than one winner and will allocate the award accordingly.
Kerry Parker, Head of Professional Care Services at EveryDay Care said “EveryDay is all about supporting people to make more of life and by working with our excellent higher education establishments in the region this will become a reality. We hope to cultivate a longer term relationship with Northumbria University to support their students to consider later life in a positive mind set”.
The students met this week with Customer Service and Marketing Manager Sonya Roe to explore ideas and embark on their research with input from both EveryDay and Age UK North Tyneside. They were challenged to produce idea boards to sound out an audience made up of older volunteers and staff from Age UK North Tyneside in coming weeks.