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Hosting an Age-Friendly Hackathon

Watch a video about this winning project from a 2017 AARP Community Challenge grantee

LOCATION: Seattle, Washington
GRANTEE: Age-Friendly Seattle

The Seattle city 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,” said Candice Faber, the city’s civic technology advocate.

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

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