ONEgeneration is a Southern California-based non-profit focused on providing care for low-income, home-bound and frail seniors, including those with long-term illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, ONEgeneration has developed a special “inter-generational” approach that combines adult daycare with childcare in a shared setting.
Through daily programs and activities, seniors and children continuously interact in a way that helps the adults retain memory and the children develop new skills. The program relies on printed material and outreach volunteers and staff, who often attend local health fairs and conventions, to spread the word about the special programming. Art Center College of Design students designed a system that improved ONEgeneration’s outreach methods by creating a portable display booth that contained everything needed to quickly set up a professional and effective presentation — a tablecloth with signage printed on it, a fold-out paneled board for a table top, a standing banner, a digital picture frame loaded with photos, and information packets in individual folders. The display has attracted more visitors to the booth and increased the recruitment of students as interns and volunteers at large campus events.