ENIEC members organize a field trip for care organisation Saffier in Helsinki and Tallin

  ENIEC members have taken the healthcare organization Saffier in The Hague on a substantive study trip to Estonia and Finland with a focus on innovation. On the request of Elisabeth de Vries,  Jan Booij organised the trip in collaboration with ENIEC memebrs in Finland. In Tallinn, the trip was primarily centered around Estonia as […]

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Ute’s retirement

On July 31, 2023, Ute Bychowski retired, and this was celebrated in the company of her colleagues from the Frankfurter Verband. For many years, Ute has served as a valued director of care within this organisation, where she was responsible for all nursing homes. Among other things, she dedicated herself to caring for elderly people […]

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The future of intercultural Elderly care: looking back to move forward

During the annual meeting in Gdansk we concluded that the ENIEC members were positive about an online meeting once a year with a topic of interest. The Communications group are therefore organising an online meeting on the 9th of November from 19.00-20.30 (CET). The topic of the meeting is to reflect on what we have learnt […]

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Challenges for Aged Care in The Netherlands

Healthcare for in the Netherlands is stalled. Rising care demands and the shortage of tens of thousands of employees, create an untenable situation. The elderly must become more self-reliant, live at home longer and make greater use of technological innovation. Minister for Long-Term Care and Sport, Conny Helder (VVD), has presented her plans for a […]

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The 2023 ENIEC AM in Gdansk through the eyes of Charlotte Haggren

This was my second Annual Meeting with ENIEC. My first in the Hague last year. As I have been to Gdansk privately I did not join the guided trip but joined  in the Regional Center for Social Policy where Agnieszka Zabłocka Deputy Director of Regional Center for Social Policy described the Polish migration context in East-West […]

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Local Learning Network improves care for Older Migrants in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Last February, Sterker, a social work organization in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, finished a project for elderly migrants funded by ZonMW, The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development.  The aim of the project was to facilitate exchange of expertise and cooperation between different partners who work for and with older migrants by creating a local […]

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Developing inclusive service paths in the health and social care for older migrants

When we grow old, we have similar needs no matter the language or cultural background. Creating and developing inclusive service paths is important for an inclusive society. Health and social care service paths refer to the process of how individuals access and receive healthcare services. It encompasses the various steps involved in receiving social and […]

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ENIEC member Eva Rönkkö defends her PhD thesis on sport for foreign-born seniors Cum Laude

On 20 of January, I defended my PhD Theses: Being Along but Excluded – an Ethnographic Study of supervised group exercise with foreign-born women. My task was to increase the understanding regarding factors that arise when local sports culture and being foreign-born come together. So, I wanted to know: what kinds of diversity and/or experiences […]

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Bienvenido welcomes elderly with migration background and narrow purse

Bienvenido means “welcome” and is the name of a recently opened residential care centre for elderly people with a migration background. To be more specific: for elderly with a Cape Verdean and/or Surinamese background in Rotterdam, a city in the Netherlands. Bienvenido is the third location of the care organization MOB. Residential care centers Boomgaard […]

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