On Thursday, September 24, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited the Stichting SeniorenStudent (Senior Student Foundation) in Amsterdam.
The organization connects young people, mainly college students, with the elderly:
“Together they undertake various activities, work to increase self-sufficiency, and to increase the social network of the elderly. Getting to know other people and visiting activities in their own neighborhood is also important. With this approach, the foundation wants to make sure that seniors [participating in the journey] will not be lonely.”
During today’s visit His Majesty spoke with the founders of Stichting SeniorenStudent as well as individuals participating in the program.