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Dutch 'encouraged' to volunteer for older relatives

Oct 27, 2013

Dutch 'encouraged' to volunteer for older relatives

“Cup of coffee, Mrs. Lubbers?” Henk Hom asks a 92-year-old pensioner at the provincial Dutch retirement home where he volunteers so his father can have a room. At the Wilhogen home, just outside the central city of Gouda, the “society of participation” is slowly ...