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EU-Parlamentspräsident Martin Schulz zu Besuch bei Ashoka Fellow Horst Krumbach

Etwa 750.000 Menschen leben in Deutschland in Pflegeheimen - Tendenz steigend. Während ihre medizinische Versorgung durch Qualitätsstandards in der Regel gewährleistet ist, leidet in vielen Fällen die emotionale Versorgung durch zu wenig Personal und fehlende persönliche Bindungen.

Ashoka US Fellow Timothy Carpenter on engAGEing Elder Communities

Tim Carpenter, founder and executive director of EngAGE, believes in the potential for continuing education and intellectual growth within senior living centers. EngAGE offers programs in arts, wellness and intergenerational contact in 15 senior apartment communities in southern California, reaching more than 2,000 people residing in low- and moderate-income housing. In his interview with Dowser, Carpenter discusses the importance of reviving the creative spirit of seniors and of integrating a business model with not-for-profit work.