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Mission: to spread the Veder Contact Method.


We would like to bring you up to date on the latest developments. We will do this by following the four core values:  Vulnerability, Strength, Skill and Art.



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In the time of COVID-19, practical care took priority and we had to accept that the vulnerability of our target group had consequences for the implementation of the Veder Method in nursing homes. Now we use digital workshops to provide inspiration. Thereby, we had to postpone a number of activities, and even cancel some. This had consequences for projects for the elderly in Brabant, Hilversum, Friesland, Amsterdam and Flanders.



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Since spring 2021, we have been working on digitizing professional healthcare training. You can read a report on the contacts made in Suriname and the Caribbean  here . You can watch a video of the visit to Suriname and the Caribbean in 2019  here .



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Development of the digital programme

At the beginning of September, a second round of a digital program for teachers in care and welfare started at Alfa College Groningen and Drenthe College.

Feedback from a teacher: "The day flew by, I got many tips on how to work digitally with poetry and storytelling."

Click  here for the training programme. 



Saudi and Boxtel

We have been in contact with Saudi sociologist Nada Elyas since 2011. Dr Elyas specializes in elderly care. She participated in the digital program and would like to transfer the method to Arab culture. 

In 2015, Theater Veder did a trial performance at the Wereldhuis in Boxtel. This is a care facility that pays a lot of attention to the cultural, often Muslim backgrounds of their residents with dementia. Two Arabic-speaking actresses took part in the performance. The theatrical element proved insufficient for the culture; making a connection with poetry and storytelling was more effective.


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"Hope" is the thing with feathers - 

That perches in the soul -

And sings the tune without the words -

And never stops - at all -

- Emily Dickinson, 1862 


You can read more about the training program, and/or register  here .

Keep in touch 

We would love to keep in touch with you. You can find us on Facebook , and also keep an eye on our  website  for our latest news, activities and developments. 



A special thanks to Hannie Achterstraat  for the images on the four core values; Vulnerability, Power, Skills and Art. | Unsubscribe from this newsletter laroundabout on facebook  laroundabout on twitter