Gerontologist From the Netherlands to Speak at Huntington University

Dr. J.S. (Jan) Jukema, an accomplished Gerontologist and university professor from the Netherlands, is coming to Greater Sudbury to share his expertise on what makes the Netherlands successful in ageing. Dr. Jukema, an adjunct professor with Huntington University since 2012, will address students enrolled in the Introduction to Gerontology I: Understanding Aging Today course.  His presentation is also open to the general public and members of the media.

DATE: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

TIME:  7 p.m.

LOCATION:  Social Centre, Huntington University (935 Ramsey Lake Road)

TOPIC:  Aging in the Netherlands – paradise lost, or …..?

The Netherlands is currently ranked #6 in the Global AgeWatch 2015 report. The strength and expertise of a new generation of older adults is a new source for maintaining the success. This changed demographic requires the development of new perspectives that are reflective of the change. Older adults should be perceived and act as active stakeholders in their life and within the community as a whole. As important stakeholders, they bear a responsibility in articulating, designing and implementing social innovations, services and products. This asks for a new breed of professionals: Individuals who are experts in aging and co-creation. These professionals may work together with all older adults in maintaining this paradise in transition.

Admission to the event is free, however advance registration is recommended. Guests can RSVP to the event on

This event is presented by the Gerontology Department at Huntington University in support from Behavioural Supports Ontario.

Event Parking

Please note that parking at Huntington University is currently reserved for paid parking pass holders. Event guests are encouraged to carpool or use public transportation, if possible. Pay and Display machines (Lots B and C) and several pay lots, are located within a short walking distance to Huntington University. Please refer to the university campus map for more information.

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