Jolanda Lindenberg


Jolanda Lindenberg is a socio-cultural anthropologist with a PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale, Germany. At the Leyden Academy, Jolanda leads the activities in the focus area Connected, and researches social networking, group identity and identity formation of older people. She is also involved in various research projects, including the national prevalence of elder abuse, quality of life of older people, the image of the elderly, and the development of a tool that measures the wellbeing of older individuals (the Life and Vitality Assessment). Jolanda’s main focus is the views of the elderly. Along with fellow Belia Schuurman she reviews how older people think about themselves and the elderly in general. With fellow Nina Conkova she researches the needs of elderly people with a non-Dutch background. In addition, Jolanda is involved in various courses, for example the course ‘Wellbeing of Seniors’ for healthcare professionals and ‘Start-Up Plus’ for older entrepreneurs.

Perception of the elderly in society, older people’s identity, self-image, life and vitality assessment, needs of the elderly, elderly abuse, quality of life, care and support networks

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