Gastblog: Gelukkig Gezond

dinsdag 19 september 2017

  • Healthy Ageing Week 2018

Onze Duitse stagiaire internationale communicatie Anna is bij de tentoonstelling "Gelukkig Gezond! Histories of Healthy Ageing" geweest en schreef een gastblog voor onze website.

Hello and welcome dear reader! I am writing to you from the office of the Healthy Ageing Network Northern Netherlands, where I am doing my internship as a junior communication professional. Currently, I’m working on the communication of the Healthy Ageing Week and wanted to experience the events we are presenting myself. This is why I visited the  exhibition Gelukkig Gezond in the museum.
To be honest, I’ve never been the kind of person who loved to go to museums a lot, at least not to classical ones where you walk through rooms, read about people who used to live in the city or did great things and then go home. But museums with elements of interaction changed that attitude of mine. Museums where you can push buttons, watch movies, hear sounds, touch things, do quizzes. The exhibition Gelukkig Gezond is one of these. You can watch movies about the evolution of sports, lay in a bed and think about dreams, use a hugging machine, do a quiz and also learn about yourself.
Also the information you get there is not just any information, as ageing concerns us all each and every day, and it is interesting to see how the image of a healthy life changed through the last decades and what remained the same. It compares old techniques with the new ones and how the old ones are a fundament for our approach to health nowadays.
I don’t want to say too much about the content after all, because I hope that you are going there yourself. It is for free and will provide you with a fun time, I promise! It gave me a whole new view on which factors are important for health, which are just rumors and how healthy Groningen really is. If you want to learn more about how humans have tried to age healthy and how they are nowadays, give it a try! It’s worth it.