In the Dutch town Anna Paulowna a special courtyard has recently opened. It is a place where seniors can live independently, but care assistance is within reach and contact with fellow residents is encouraged.
The why and how
Initiator Jennifer Hofmeijer has devised and developed Het Polder Hofje herself. As a nurse, she has a lot of experience with elderly care. She has been working in health care since she was 17. In the hospital, in intensive care, heart monitoring and then ended up working as a nurse in the ambulance.