OUSHI is leader of WP2 – Understanding the Lifeworld of Older Individuals and Improving Smart and Healthy Living
The goal of this WP is to reach a detailed understanding of individuals, environments and the real-life contexts of ageing in different Pilot Sites across Europe
Pilot Sites are gathered in such a way as to be locally useful but available for comparison. The ongoing insights obtained from this work will inform the design and the iterative development of the SHAPES Platform, providing both a basis for the choice of appropriate interventions in care and the foundation for assessing any SHAPES innovations.
This understanding of ageing in the context of networks of intimates, communities and care ecologies is the ethos of the SHAPES Ecosystem, making it culturally sensitive to stakeholders,including older individuals, caregivers, formal healthcare providers, community groups and civil society.
To understand the broader and variable context of the lives of older individuals.
To map and to improve physical access to public places
To develop more accessible private houses
To encourage more age-friendly attitudes in the society.
To identify ways of empowering older individuals to be more actively engaged in their care system.
To identify user-centred requirements for the SHAPES Platform