Welcome by the Organizing Committee #EniecAM2020

The Legacy of Cultural Contexts in the Lives and Identities of Minority Older Persons in Europe Cultural factors and social identities as a source of support for older people ENIEC Annual Meeting 2020. 25 – 27th of March 2020, Tallinn, Estonia Please, register on this http://bit.ly/ENIEC2020Tallinn before 10.2.2020 (10th of February).   ”On ju meil kõigil üks suur unistus: olla […]

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ENIEC AM 2020 Organizing Committee visits Tallinn

The Organizing Committee visited Tallinn on 22nd November to check that all the AM arrangements are running smoothly on the spot and to confirm venues for next March. The trip turned out to be inspiring and many of the ideas brainstormed in Finland were concretized. Another important aim was to meet interesting contacts in person […]

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ENIEC Talks with the Food Industry

ENIEC members have come together to share experiences with members of the Network Zorgpartners in The Hague. Ronald Lekkerkerker, member of both networks has organized this meeting in cooperation with Elizabeth De Vries to link the expertise and opportunities of these two organizations “In ENIEC, we excel in health and social care among older adults with a […]

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How can residential care homes become more culturally sensitive?

written by Hanna Murray-Carlsson Cultural sensitivity in residential care homes was the topic of discussion during a symposium arranged by Kenniscentrum WWZ and Karel de Grote University Antwerp. The symposium was part of a learning trajectory towards culturally sensitive residential care, a project initiated by Flemish minister of welfare and public health, Jo Vandeurzen, in which managers, […]

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Unique research invalidates myths about dementia care for the elderly having a migration background

written by Saloua Berdai Chaouni Diverse Elderly Care combines for the first time the vision of the elderly, caregivers and professional caregivers in one study.   With the results of four years of research, Saloua Berdai Chaouni and Ann Claeys refute current opinions and representations about (dementia) care for older adults with a migration background. […]

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Roy Wesenhagen ENIEC Member for Age-Friendly Hague

by Roy Wesenhagen Today was another inspiring day. I had a very engaging meeting with 7 active members of the German parliament The ‘Bundestages’ representing CDU/CSU, FDP, SPD, BÜNDNIS 90/ Die GRÜNEN and DIE LINKE. We were able to share knowledge and experiences about age-friendly environments. With underlying themes such as #aging, #accessibility, #mobility, #welfare, […]

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ENIEC Members Organized Consensus Conference with WHO in Pécs

by Nikolett Arnold The Consensus Conference for Establishing a European Level Migration Health Database was held at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Regional Committee Building with the co-funding of WHO Europe and the University of Pécs Medical School WHO Collaborating Centre in the Field of Migration Health Training and Research between 7-8 of October. Our […]

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ENIEC Member Jan Booij Organized Study Trip to India

by Jan Booij After previous inspiring study trips to Morocco, Turkey, Iran, China, and Suriname, we organized a trip this year to a new destination: India! India is one of the largest and most densely populated countries in the world. With its lush mix of traditions, spiritual beliefs, festivals, architecture and landscape India makes an indelible […]

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Statement by Siiri Jaakson for Advancing the Memory Screenings of Ethnic Minority Elderly Persons

by Siiri Jaakson Prevalence of the dementia is rising amongst older persons with ethnic background. There are different kind of risk factors such as social isolation and weakening cognitive abilities. Memory screenings are affected by cultural and linguistic challenges, as well as difficulties with communication and interpretation. One important topic raised by the panelists was […]

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