Stay Mobile Fair: get acquainted with the possibilities to continue living at home as long and pleasantly as possible

The offer at the Stay Mobile Fair does not only concern information about care, health, exercise and transport, but also entertainment or information about minor adjustments to the house and major renovations. Photo: archive Wilbert Bijzitter

Staying mobile becomes more difficult as you get older. The threshold is getting higher and higher to get out the door. As a society, we want to prevent loneliness. Doing fun things and staying in touch are important for seniors. The Stay Mobile Fair, Saturday 9 April in De Meenthe in Steenwijk, will follow up on this.

A range of participants therefore shows seniors everything and they can become acquainted with the possibilities to continue living at home as long and pleasantly as possible.

The fair is organized by the Senioren Platform Steenwijkerland. Zorggroep Oude en Nieuwe Land (ZONL) will be present with, among other things, practical aids and new gadgets in the field of human care technology. The fair can be visited from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and there are fun activities for seniors.

Come meet robot Tessa

ZONL will again have a number of professionals at this annual fair this year. They can tell the seniors about their work as nurses, for example, but especially how they work in home care. The occupational therapists are ready to show you how to move better with handy aids. In addition, case managers provide dementia information and answer all questions about dementia. And what about the social robot Tessa? This friendly digital plant pot reminds people of certain appointments or taking medicines, asks questions or makes music. In this way, Tessa offers structure and activates the elderly for various activities.

Where can seniors go if they need help? At least among the various participants of the Stay Mobile Fair! The range on offer at this fair does not only concern information about care, health, exercise and transport, but also entertainment or information about minor adjustments to the house and major renovations. Many seniors, but also their relatives and carers, sometimes no longer see the wood for the trees. Where should people go for help and what is good for them, as long as they do not yet need care? There are many opportunities to serve seniors.

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