Tag: elderly

  • Sophia

    Sophia

      This is Sophia Katun, she is 92 years old. She is a lady who can tells us about the way Dhaka changed since she came to live there. The house where she lives in now, was built by her eldest son, and every son of hers has one floor of the building. She lives […]

  • Spotlight: Stories I can’t forget: Faketory’s staff picks

    Spotlight: Stories I can’t forget: Faketory’s staff picks

    I was drawn to this specific post because I was fascinated with the relationship between finances, care and religion. This post also made me think about self-sufficiency. What are the possibilities elderly have? Can they make a choice where to live and how to provide for themselves? What are the implications of choices, or lack […]

  • Festival of Older People is coming! October 2017 The Netherlands

    Festival of Older People is coming! October 2017 The Netherlands

    We are facing a worldwide demographic shift that has never occurred before. Slowly but surely a substantial part of the global population is growing older than 55. Expectations are that this will grow to 35% of the world’s population. That will change everything. It will change our visual culture, sound culture, the economy, healthcare, ways […]

  • Who remembers our friend, Tiny?

    Who remembers our friend, Tiny?

    In our continued search for humans unbound by age, we find ourselves visiting Tiny who resides in a Dutch retirement home in the South East of Amsterdam. She introduces us to her friend and partner in crime, Henriëtte van Dongen, the founder of ‘Het huisje van Toen’. This can best be described as a room […]

  • Participation society in The Netherlands

    Participation society in The Netherlands

    The way The Netherlands has arranged their healthcare arrangements have changed a lot the last two decades. The many baby boomers gradually getting their pensions and often becoming less able with the rising of their age, is one if reasons – next to some culturally motivated reasons – that it was said – that the […]

  • Nkek Chanrun

    Nkek Chanrun

      This is Nkek Chanrun. She lives with her daughter, husband and three grandchildren. They own a small shop that sells food and drinks. Her husband past away 10 years ago, when he was 90 years old. She was born in Phnom Penh, and went to school here where she learned French. Nkek has seven children, four live […]

  • Pom

    Pom

      This man lives in a house in a Pagode, together with his son and 2 other men. His wife and 2 other children live in the province (pum tjaam, eskrit). He spends his days praying, and eating, nothing much. Later Akeng tells me that they moved to the Pagode 20 years ago, because his […]

  • When the children move for work, their parents take care for their children

    When the children move for work, their parents take care for their children

    Elderly in the rural area in Cambodia have given a new shape to reciprocity during the last decade. In the rural area, where people live from farming mostly, and are still living in an extended family environment, there has been a population change. Many adult children move to a city or neighboring countries for work […]

  • Mrs. Vanny

    Mrs. Vanny

    Mrs. Vanny lives in Phnom Penh to make some money to send to her province, her sister, who is blind,  still lives there . She rides her bike and sells cookies in the center, by that she earns 2 – 5 dollars a day.

  • Sim Puch and Orn Khun

    Sim Puch and Orn Khun

    Sim has been a teacher his whole life, also training other teachers how to teach their students. Because of that their family with 8 children moved a lot around between different province schools. His wife Orn has worked as a a seamstress. Since she stopped working 20 years ago, she takes care of their household, […]