Endorsement From the Founders of De Hogeweyk, The Netherlands
Last February we had the opportunity to visit the Microtown™ at NewDirection Care Bellmere. We, Jannette Spiering and Eloy van Hal, founders of the renowned De Hogeweyk (a.k.a. Dementia Village) in The Netherlands were more than amazed at what we saw and experienced during our half-day visit. It felt more like coming home even though we were so far away from our home country. Coming home is the feeling that everybody wants and needs. This is especially true for residents who have to move to a new place to continue their lives with professional support. The Microtown™ at NewDirection Care Bellmere is that place where you really feel comfortable and happy, a place that is really you, a place where you can be yourself. So normal—so at home.
What has also made us very proud is that the Microtown™ can be seen as a further development in Australia of the world-renowned De Hogeweyk model. We recognized all of the important elements that are needed to continue your life. Living according to your lifestyle, in a fantastic house, staying part of a vibrant society and meeting friends and relatives every day. And of course, support from dedicated and specifically trained staff on hand nearby when needed. It’s fantastic to see. Amazing job that you and your team are doing Natasha and Alasdair!
Eloy van Hal, Senior Managing Consultant Be / founder De Hogeweyk
Jannette Spiering, Senior Managing Consultant Be / founder De Hogeweyk