What is Aging By Design?
The Health Foundation of Western and Central New York has contracted with Overlap on a project called Aging By Design. The goal of the project is to understand and improve the experiences of vulnerable older adults and caregivers in Western and Central New York.
We are looking for 30 people to participate in a journaling activity
Journaling is a simple way to help us learn a lot about vulnerable older adults/caregivers and their experiences. It is also an activity that they can do when and where they want to.
What we’re asking for
We are looking for 30 vulnerable older adults and their caregivers to participate in a journaling activity.
We will send participants a journal with some questions in it. Over a two-week period in November-December, 2016, they write their answers to the questions in the journal, or you/someone else helps them do that. They can answer what ever questions are comfortable with from the journal. Then, they send the journal back to us.
How we’ll use the information participants share in their journal
Any information participants share with us will be collected, used and shared to try and improve the experiences of vulnerable older adults and caregivers in Western and Central New York. We will not use it for any other purpose. We may communicate what participants tell us to other people using documents, visuals or maps throughout the process. There is a small risk that what we share with others might lead someone participants know to recognize their story. We will try to reduce this risk by blending information a participant give us with information from other participants. At the end of the project we will wait 1 year and then destroy any information we have collected.