Following the fruitful experience last year, The D. H. Chen Foundation teams up again with MIT Node and MIT Hacking Medicine to host HealthHACK 2021. Faced with a sharp growth in the silver population, we invite you to join us in rethinking the future of ageing in two key areas:
Ageing in Place: The role of the built environment in public health has its impact on healthy ageing. Ageing in place has been adopted as a key strategy for coping with challenges of longevity. From the front door at one’s home to the wider neighbourhood, individual characteristics of the elderly’s residential environments contribute to their wellbeing. How might we enhance ‘place-related’ functional, emotional and social wellbeing for this population?
Caregiver Support: As the population ages, more caregiving is being provided by people who are not health care professionals. Caregiving, whether through family, a healthcare professional, or a volunteer, can be rewarding but can also lead to caregiver stress. How might we create services and options to alleviate some of the daily caregiving responsibilities to promote wellbeing for caregivers?