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Wij & corona is a Dutch platform where the experiences of older people during these trying corona times are shared. With this we give the voice of seniors a stage and support and inspire each other!

It is a strange, uncertain and frightening time, especially for healthcare organizations and older people. The coronavirus largely freezes public life. The measures to keep distance from each other and to stay at home drastically changes our lives. How do seniors in the Netherlands experience these exceptional times? What do they worry about, what gives them hope and comfort, how do they spend the day?

At https://wijencorona.nl/ we collect their stories and give them a stage to share their experiences. The stories provide distraction, recognition and guidance. It proves to be very valuable that they can express themselves in these uncertain days.

Yvonne Schinkel-Koemans
ILC Netherlands
koemans@leydenacademy.nl

Photograph by Janine Schrijver

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After a successful first edition in 2019, almost one hundred participants (ranging from 50 to 74 years) started on 14 January 2021 with the free learning program Silver Starters, which was developed by Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing and Aegon. In 12 weeks, the participants will lay the foundation for converting their idea into their own company through online learning and coaching.

On the last day of 2020, the 300th story milestone was accomplished and published on Wij & corona (translated into Us & corona). On this Dutch story platform experiences of older people during these trying corona times are shared. With this we give the voice of seniors a stage and support and inspire each other! For example, Willem (71) tells how he tries to stay fit at home and Maarten (77), who is a heart patient and must be extra careful.

This year we have been celebrating our 30th anniversary.

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