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2010 Netherlands

Nienke’s pick: Luus Paternotte

This is Luus Paternotte. For the full post click the link below. Luus Paternotte I like this post because I feel it shows what is to me the strangest misconception about ageing: that somehow there is an age at which you suddenly change from a young person into an older person and you’re supposed to start […] Continue reading →

Melancholia: timeless Wednesday afternoons

In our research, and our way of researching elderly, my own images and feeling on being old come up more and more. This last week we have not written anything on our website, digesting the enormous amount of information we gathered in the last 3 months. One of the stories I like to share with […] Continue reading →

Have you ever a seen a Coca Cola commercial with a smiling 85 year old couple?

Nou Tab in his 'house' in Cambodia, elderly man with no income or health care Have you ever seen a Coca Cola advertisement in which two smiling elderly of 85 years old look at each other, radiant, sipping on the same straw? Forget it. Our visual culture is focused on young body images. With a demography in which the vast majority is young this is the ideal, even for the […] Continue reading →

Elderly: What do we see in Cambodia and The Netherlands? (2)

Lai Lee (76) portrait Phnom Penh Cambodia Of course we will be publishing a lot about the differences between elderly in Cambodia and The Netherlands. Interesting? Yes. Educational? Yes. Will it inspire people to action for elderly? We will do all we can to do that, and invite you to join us.  Today we take you to Mr. Lai Lee (76) from Cambodia […] Continue reading →

Elderly: What do we see in Cambodia and The Netherlands (1)

In may 2017 we will première our documentary on elderly in Cambodia, and publish our research about the lessons to learn from lives of elderly and the care arrangements we create. Meanwhile we share with all of you what we see during our research. To take you with us on this journey and the experiences […] Continue reading →

Jean

Being a psychologist Jean has worked within hospitals and mental health care facilities his whole life. Son of a French father and Belgian mother, he came to The Netherlands to study when he was young. There he met his wife to be. Sitting in a room full of people, she came in, looking around for […] Continue reading →

Piet Seijsener

Piet Seijsener elderly Amsterdam Piet is an active member of the neighbourhood committee of Amsterdam-centre, making a cause of provisions for elderly there, to prevent all the old Amsterdammers from moving to far away areas of the city. He is also a volunteer, giving speeches about his boat and a tourguide in filmmuseum Eye. He has grandsons, with whom […] Continue reading →

Tiny de Groot

Entering a classical elderly home setting in Amsterdam, long hallways, big recreation hall, elevators, we did not imagine to enter a home as light and warm as Tiny’s house. It is a reflection of her character: playful, warm and open. After 52 years together, her husband passed away through Parkinson. They kept a good relationship […] Continue reading →

Luus Paternotte

In a spacious apartment in the east of Amsterdam we are welcomed by Luus (74) with coffee and a big box with toys for our son. Luus is one of the elderly people we meet who do not feel old, or stop living because they have reached the right age for pension. During the week […] Continue reading →