AARP Community Challenge 2017: Seattle, Washington

The AARP Community Challenge funds “quick-action” projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for people of all ages.

PROJECT: Hosting a “Civic Hackathon” to develop aging-friendly solutions

The City of Seattle government invited technology specialists and senior citizens to a weekend “hackathon” to brainstorm about how tech and innovative-thinking can be used to improve the lives of Seattle’s older residents. (The event’s registrants ranged in age from 16 to 82.) Part of the Age-Friendly Seattle initiative, the civic hackathon “reflects Seattle’s commitment to becoming a livable community for people of all ages and abilities,” says Candice Faber, the city’s civic technology advocate.


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