Webinar 'Meeting Global Challenges in Healthy Ageing'. Innovations through collaboration

    January 12th, 2021

    It is our pleasure to invite you to the 4th virtual edition of the Dutch-Sino Seminar. Together we will explore challenges and solutions in healthy ageing through collaboration. During this day there will be Ted Talks, presentations of innovative prototypes made by students and discussions about challenges in healthy ageing to create new ideas.

    Both China and the Netherlands have many similarities when it comes to healthy ageing. The increasingly ageing population involves many challenges for health care organizations, research and knowledge institutes as well as universities and colleges.

    Last year, in 2019, Shanghai (China) and Rotterdam (the Netherlands) celebrated their 40th sister city anniversary. Part of this celebration was the renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This renewed MOU aims to deepen cooperation and exchange in the field of elderly care, education and research, and underlines the importance of collaboration as an important condition for successful innovation. This seminar is the first step to explore possibilities. 

    Program January, 12

    8:15 - 8:30 Online walk-in.
    8:30 - 8:45 Welcome from China & the Netherlands.
    8:45 - 9:00 Andre Jager MSc, Vice President - Yunlin Life Apartment (Wuxi – China).
    About: Experiences and challenges in elderly care from a Dutch/Chinese perspective.
    9:00 - 9:15 Xiaohong Zang MSc. PhD student, Hanze Universitiy of Applied Sciences Groningen
    and Tianjin University of traditional Chinese medicine.
    About: Frailty among older people in a community setting in China.
    Long Cheung, MSc. PhD student, Lectoraat Healthy Ageing, Allied Health Care
    and Nursing, H
    anze Universitiy of Applied Sciences Groningen,
    Graduate School of Medical Sciences, University of Groningen.
    bout: Frailty and Social aspects of Aging Chinese adults in China and the Netherlands 
    9:15 - 9:30 Robbert Gobbens, Professor Health and Well-being of Frail Elderly, InHolland University
    of Applied Sciences and University of Antwerp.
    About: The Tilburg Frailty Indicator (TFI): An instrument for assessing
    frailty among community-dwelling elderly.
    9:30 - 10:30 Innovations in healthy ageing. Last year studenst minor beyond Borders.
    10:30 - 10:45 Laura Wijnbelt, nursing teacher Zadkine College and lifestyle specialist
    About: Keep the Balance in your body
    10:45 - 11:00

    Irene Fierloos MSc, PhD student, Department of Public Health,
    Erasmus University Medical Center. 
    About: Determinants of emotional and social loneliness.

    11:00 - 11:30 A round table challenge & call for action and wrap up.



    Promoting homecare in China

    This video was made for the Chinese participants of the China Aid congress in October 2020 to promote homecare in China. The video was made by the Dutch Consulate, in collaboration with Buurtzorg China, and Research Centre Innovations in Care from Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. Besides a welcome from our consulate general in Shanghai, Remco van Wijngaarden, Marleen Goumans tells you more about the importance between the collaboration of education, research and practice. Dutch nursing students were asked to play a role in the film as homecare nurses. The film is also a result of the collaboration between Rotterdam University and the Dutch consulate in Shanghai.