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Care for and social well-being of older migrants

On Tuesday 19 February 2019 the IMISCOE conference ‘Care for and social well-being of older migrants’ will be held in Leiden. In the Netherlands, the number of older adults with a migration background is growing rapidly. Due to cultural, socio-economic and demographic differences with nonmigrant older adults, older migrants generate specific care demands as well as a need for new interventions and facilities aimed at their well-being.

The conference will focus on the exchange of knowledge between researchers, professionals and policy makers in care and welfare. The researchers will present and discuss with the participants practical applications of recent research into local aspects of care for older migrants, including district-oriented work and family care, and aspects of social well-being, including loneliness, social participation and transnational relations. There will be room for supplying suggestions for follow-up research and to further strengthen the link between research and practice. For the full program and details about location please refer to the brochure.

The official language is English, and participation is free. The number of places is limited so quick registration is advised.