Awarded for her work on older migrants in Norway

Longtime Eniec-member Reidun Ingebretsen was awarded a prize for her work

On October 1st  2021, UN’s designated International Day for Older Persons, Reidun Ingebretsen was awarded a senior prize for her research on older migrants in Norway. The award was presented by the Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen, at the Central Jamaat-e Ahl-e Sunnat mosque.

The award was initiated by The International Health and Social Group at the mosque. According to the group’s leader Tayyab Choudri, Reidun was awarded the senior prize for her long-lasting and important work promoting diversity and understanding across cultures in Norway.

Reidun is a researcher and a clinical gerontopsychologist and, as such, her fields of interest concern how people deal with change and challenges in old age. In her many projects on older migrants, she has highlighted their experiences on the migration process, on growing old in a new country, and on immigrant families caring for their elders with dementia.

In her acceptance speech, Reidun said that we must remember that diversity is a team sport, and that Norway is part of the greater world community. Reidun emphasized that Eniec was part of her team in the work on older migrants. Written by Kariann Krohne