• 93-year-old Joke van Beek and 22-year-old Jurrien Mentink share a moment together. (Humanitas/Boudewijn Bollmann)
What have the students learnt from living alongside the elderly at the Humanitas retirement home in The Netherlands?
By
Jana Bohlmann

4 May 2016 - 3:31 PM  UPDATED 5 May 2016 - 12:25 PM

In the latest of our Intern Diaries podcasts, reporter Aaron Lewis says that some of them seem to have really found their place in life.

He tells Jana Bohlmann that 22-year-old Jurrien Mentink finds a lot of meaning in sharing the small things with the older residents.

But that also sadly means facing the death of his friends, including the lady who inspired the title of Dateline’s story… 93-year-old Joke van Beek.

If you missed Dateline's story, watch it here in full:

My 93-year-old Flatmate
Drinking games, sex talk and jigsaws - this is life in a unique Dutch retirement home. Young and old live side-by-side sharing the joys of life, and the sadness of death, together.