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  • Mobile Age starts second project phase in Bremen Hemelingen

    With two focus groups with older adults in the city district Bremen Hemelingen, we started the second phase of the Bremen fieldwork. After having developed a digital district guide for and with older adults in the district of Osterholz last year, now Hemelingen is going to get its application.

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  • Social inclusion in the district (Weser Report)

    Ulrike Gerhard talks in the interview about the future of the project "Mobile Age“

    by Biljana Neloska

    The Project “Mobile Age” aims to make the lives of older citizens in Bremen Osterholz easier. After the first phase, it is going to go to Bremen Hemelingen soon. Ulrike Gerhard takes stock and tells what is still to come.

    Weser Report: How has the project developed since its beginning in last year?

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  • Digital on the move (Stadtteil Kurier Südost)

    Now Bremen Hemelingen is going to get the district guide for older citizens

    by Silja Weisser

    Only one touch on the display and the information is there. The digital district guide for older adults should be easy to use and accessible for everyone – also for people without private internet access. For this purpose, a computer table is openly available now. The prototype – knocked together by students from the Institute for Information Management Bremen (Ifib) at Bremen University is placed at the Café Blocksberg, located at Max-Säume-Straße 88 in Osterholz Blockdiek. Afterwards it is going to the Café Gabriely at Otto-Brenner-Allee 44/46 in Osterholz. From there it goes traveling to further places.

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  • A table on the move

    Written By Juliane Jarke

    During the last months, we have developed a digital district guide for and with older adults in Bremen. We did this together with our technical Partners from FTB (Forschungsinstitut Technologie und Behinderung der evang. Stiftung Volmarstein) and senior citizens from Bremen Osterholz as well as local stakeholders like social workers, the head of the district council and different organisations. A first prototype is online since a few weeks and we are collecting feedback on the design as well as the content.

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  • European Interoperability Framework and the Mobile Age Project

    On the 23rd of March 2017 the European Commission published a new European Interoperability Framework that enables European public administrations to coordinate their digitation efforts when delivering public services. As the European Press Release mentions many EU Member States are digitising their public administrations to save time, reduce costs, increase transparency, and improve the quality of services that they offer to citizens and businesses.

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  • Mobile Age cooperation meeting in Thessaloniki

    At the end of March several MobileAge project partners (from ifib, Lancaster University, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Region of Central Macedonia) met in Thessaloniki in order to plan the local co-creation activities and exchange experiences.

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  • Mobile Age explores new field site in Bremen, Hemelingen

    The Mobile Age Team in Bremen presented their project to a network of local stakeholders on the 4th of March. The presentation took place in Bremen, Hemelingen, the new field site for the second project phase. The network of stakeholders consists of local organisations which are relevant to senior citizens such as the church, social organisations, service centres and the police.

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  • Mobile age featured in the Regional Bremen Newspaper “Stadtteil-Kurier”


    Digitals district guide for older adults

    A research team at the University of Bremen wants to identify needs for the internet use

    Written by Silja Weisser

    Osterholz. They have put months of work into the eight coloured tiles. Now the first test phase starts: The digital district guide in Osterholz is online. One click on leads to the homepage where you can choose between the categories nice places, culture, sport, meeting places, counselling services, telephone numbers, voices of Osterholz and background information on the pilot project named Mobile Age.

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