IDB and IDB Lab’s Silver Economy Innovation for Inclusion Challenge invites grant proposals to benefit seniors

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Did you know there is something called the Silver Economy? I love this expression. I hear it is booming in the United States, and why shouldn’t it boom in Jamaica and across the Caribbean? I know on this island we have an aging population – and apparently this also applies to the Latin American/Caribbean region in general. Here’s a great article explaining the potential of the Silver Economy from earlier this year.

Now the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched its challenge – perfectly timed, as countries in the region struggle to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic (some of us more successfully than others), and as we consider the support for vulnerable (and growing) populations.

There is funding out there for innovative projects that benefit our elders. Please take advantage of this, and share with anyone who might be interested! The deadline is July 31, 2021, so get your…

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