Care and support for elderly labour migrants in Belgium by David Talloen and Olivia Vanmechelen

Our ENIEC-members David Talloen and Olivia Vanmechelen wrote an article in the magazine Geron about care and support for elderly labor migrants in Belgium. The migrant workers who came to Belgium 40 to 60 years ago from Southern-Europe, Turkey and Northern Africa have a different social profile as well as different expectations to care. David Talloen and […]

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KOTOSA – A Project about SubSaharan elderly in Brussels

Kotosa is a documentary about SubSaharan elderly in Brussels, Belgium. Kotosa means ‘to respect’ in Lingala, the official language in the Democratic Republic of Congo. DRC is a former colony of Belgium, so we share a turbulent and at times violent past – and present. In Brussels almost 30 percent of the elderly (65+) have an immigrant background. It’s a very diverse group. Sub-Saharan elderly […]

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Roma people as a target group in the brain health promotion project ETNIMU in Finland

By Siiri Jaakson, Finland. The Society for Memory Disorders Expertise in Finland has run a project called ETNIMU since 2015. The aim of the project has been to promote the brain health of the elderly from different ethnic backgrounds in Finland. Besides the Roma people, the target groups were chosen to be the Russian, Estonian and […]

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