Warsha Jagroep studies how age-friendly environments can be created for elderly migrants, which support and stimulate them to remain physically active.
Warsha Jagroep studies how age-friendly environments can be created for elderly migrants, which support and stimulate them to remain physically active. Elderly migrants often suffer more from chronic diseases at a younger age than the native-born elderly. In many cases, these chronic diseases can be prevented by remaining active. This study is a collaboration between the Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management and the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The first part is mainly medical and social, in the second part an intervention is developed in which psychology and behavioral change play an important part. Through BIG’R, a collaboration between the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Municipality of Rotterdam, Jagroep wants to change the living environments of elderly migrants in a way that the residents are stimulated to remain physically active. She also wants to make sure that the research findings are accessible for policymakers of cities all around the world.