The D66 in Amsterdam wants students to live together with ex-convicts, refugees and elderly people. According to the party, this would solve two problems - the cutbacks in the prison system and the housing shortage among students.
The CDA in The Hague wants more to be done to tackle bullying among elderly people in nursing homes
Elderly people receiving care in assisted living, will be allowed to keep this care. State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health informed the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, that that these elderly people can continue to receive their care package in their own home
A doctor at an institution for people suffering from dementia in Venray adjusted or even stopped his patients' medicines without consulting with their families. This led to these patients becoming agitated, aggressive or suffering unnecessary pain, the AD reports.
A woman charged with trying to steal jewelry from hundreds of retirement homes was sentenced on Tuesday to two and a half years in prison, with ten months probation. The court in Almelo also ordered the woman to pay 45,000 euros in damages to the dozens of elderly victims she is accused of robbed.
Despite the fact that most elderly people in the Netherlands live independently, many of them have trouble with daily tasks and activities.
Netherlands ranks fourth in countries where life is good for the elderly.
According to a study of the Citizen Perspectives of the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP), many older people think that in the Netherlands the difference between the rich and poor has grown too big.
The report, presented on Friday, also states that in the last quarter, people older than 55 (42% of respondents) believe that their financial position in the coming years will deteriorate than do young people (17%).
Although the 50Plus party is doing well in polls, the unions of the elderly claim to be critical of the party of Henk Krol.
The daily journal Trouw interviewed the unions of elderly people. Five of these organizations for senior citizens were not happy at all with the party.
“We don’t want to be associated with the image that 50Plus stands for the interests of the elderly only,” says Wim van Minnen, the chairman of CSO, the umbrella organization of the elderly unions. “Every discussion about the young and old undermines the solidarity that we stand for.”