Pill Pouch Ecosystem
• Media and entertainment
• Healthy neighborhood
• Our language around aging is negative
• As productivity goes down, the perceived value to society goes down
• Elders seen as takers
• There is high diversity in later life—wide range of healthy, capability, mobility, disabilities, etc.
• The number of elderly are growing, and we are living longer
• Higher ratio of women to men in later stages—as women outlive men
• Intergenerational is positive
• Ratio of elders to non-elders is shrinking from 1:7 to 1:3
• Elders can’t afford to be idle – fixed income and need for continued employment
• De facto: monogenerational is good
• Loss of elder knowledge do to generation gap
Pill Pouch Prototype
Green Garage Business Incubator Work
Utilizing the Business Seed Development chart to the left, a group of people are working through the business of Seeds of Transition (formerly Pill Pouch) to enable individuals & our communities to adapt in healthy ways to natural transitions in later seasons of life.
Observe: Reflection on the current business and it's environment.
Natural Strengths and Stresses: Analysis of the current business and it's environment.
Grow . . .Ideas. . .Awareness: Created from sessions held to generate ideas that apply to Seeds of Transition or new directions to be considered.
EcoSystem: identifies all entities that play a role in later seasons of life.
3D Margin Maps: Identifies the economic, community, and environment impact of Seeds of Transition actions and opportunities.
Risks and Deep Roots: Working through these steps naturally identified the DNA of the business.
Kernal. . . DNA . . . Identity: Identifies the core of the business.