Kick-off Congress euPrevent SFC

In September 2016 various partners from euPrevent’s mental health care programme started on the three-year project, ‘Senior-friendly Communities’. The accent is on mental health, with special attention for dementia and age-related depression. Euroregional partners are working on this project together with 30 municipalities from the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion (EMR). The aim is to realise senior-friendly municipalities.

The official starting shot for the ‘euPrevent Senior-Friendly Communities in de EMR’ project took place on Tuesday afternoon, 31 January 2017.


January 31, 2017


La Cité Miroir
Place Xavier Neujean, 22
4000 Liège  BE


13.30 Welcome with Coffee
14.00 Start program
14.10 Introduction euPrevent
Dr. Karl-Heinz Feldhoff
14.25 Healthy Ageing: A Matter of Chance or Personal Control?
Prof. Ruud Kempen
14.45 Depression in the Elderly: hidden sadness
Prof. Frans Verhey
15.05 Dementia: demographic perspective and the effects for municipalities
Prof. Eric Salmon
15.20 Dutch city working on dementia
Marianne Smitsmans-Burhenne, MSc
Wethouder WMO en burgerparticipatie in Roermond
15.40 Project design Senior Friendly Communities
Prof. Frans Verhey
16.00 Virtual start
Raymond Stijns
16.10 Photo-shoot with the participants
16.30 Network Drink
Possibility for regions and/or municipalities to make separate photos during the network drink.