Intergenerational relations

Intergenerational care
In this research on intergenerational care, Jolanda Lindenberg will focus on the paradoxical demands of the public debate versus the expectations of the elderly themselves about healthcare for the elderly. From a linguistic-anthropological perspective, she will conduct field research in a nursing home and a community centre in Amsterdam. With this research she will attempt to find answers to: What do the elderly understand about healthcare? How do the elderly ask for help and care? And whom do they prefer to ask for help? Answers to these questions will give us an interpretation of the conceptualization of healthcare, healthcare needs and intergenerational support. Jolanda also examines by means of daily interaction and implicit expressions, the social status and social identity of the elderly.

Want to know more? Contact Jolanda Lindenberg.

Intergenerational living
At Eikpunt Residential Community in Lent, we conduct a qualitative, ethnographic research into the image of and about older people in the context of intergenerational living. Eikpunt is a residential community with almost 100 residents, set up as a neighborhood with independent rental and owner-occupied homes, a small residential group and communal indoor and outdoor areas. Living together in the residential community rests on the pillars of sustainability, silence, community spirit and multi-generation housing. The residents of Eikpunt consciously strive for an age balance in which all ages are represented, so that people of different generations can contribute to the residential community and offer each other care, support and inspiration.

Learn more about this topic? Please contact Belia Schuurman.