Design for Good

Checkpoints for the Elderly – KinCare

Creating a small group of diverse people who are assigned an elderly person so the burden isn’t put only on one person. The group is based on volunteer, each person is involved in the same situation and can help each others dependents. There is a map app involved where you are able to help based on your own personal schedules and location. There is in increasing population of elderly with the aging Baby Boomers and there will be a large demand for care, health care, and emotional wellbeing.

Group chat and app

App with health monitor – person can be aware of elderly person’s vitals

Like an Uber for health

Possible Sponsors:
Elderly Healthcare products:
Firefly Cellphones:
Private Bus or Shuttle Services
Pharmaceutical Companies
Hospitals
Lawyers (Wills Attorneys)

Screening: Waste Land: Art and Transformation Film: Vic Muniz

Vic Muniz definitely changed the lives of all the people he met from the landfill. The most important part of the entire art work was the fact that the minds of the people that worked in the landfill changed for the better. They realized that while working in the landfill they were satisfied with the life they had.  Once they realized that there is more to them and their ideas outside of the landfill, a whole new world opened up to them. After the landfill closed, the people that helped Muniz found different jobs and were becoming more happy because they were out of their difficult lifestyle. Muniz explained that when someone has nothing they want everything, and when someone has everything they do not want anything. It is incredible that such a small gift to the people in lower middle class neighborhood was so helpful to boost their overall perception of life. The way the people saw art was also changed because they realized that Muniz’s project had a deeper meaning just like other artists with different perspectives.