During the month of vitality, various workshops are provided in COC Haaglanden by experience experts and professional trainers.

The following workshops will take place from Saturday 17 October. Register via the links. Do not hesitate to attend this together with someone from your area. After participation, you can have a bite to eat in the café restaurant from 18:30.

We call you a Vital welcome!

Workshop 'Sex & Intimacy'

Date: Saturday October 17
Time: 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Workshop owner: Josee Rothuizen from Rutgers

How can you grow old well as an LGBT person?… A lot changes with age. The situation regarding work often changes and both physical and mental discomfort can arise. Their own needs for activities and dealing with others can also change.


How can you as an LGBT person age well? So – continue to live – if you wish, with your own choices and with control over your own life for as long as possible.


  • Individual wishes and desires with regard to aging well.
  • What do you need for that?
  • What is important in and for you include friendships, relationships and care.
  • Opportunities to meet like-minded people.
  • What can you organize yourself as pink elderly?


Workshop 'End of life'

Date: Sunday, October 18
Time: 15:30 PM - 17:00 PM
Workshop holder: Frouke Reitsma from NVVE

With earlier life comes a dignified end. The Dutch Association for the Voluntary End of Life provides education and information about euthanasia and assisted suicide, provides advance directives, conducts research and supports and facilitates initiatives related to the self-intended end of life. The NVVE is committed to freedom of choice at the end of life. The association wants an optimal implementation of the euthanasia law, especially for groups that do not receive help in practice, such as people with dementia, chronic psychiatric patients and the elderly who feel that their lives are complete.

Raising awareness about the various forms of termination of life. What roles does the environment have and what can you organize in advance.

Different concepts such as euthanasia and palliative sedation are discussed. What legal options are there and what exactly does the current Euthanasia Act say? What can already be arranged and what forms of advance directives there are. What does it mean if you choose the do not resuscitate token.

During the lecture, the Treatment Agreement Act will be discussed in more detail. Various issues are also discussed in more detail so that there is room for questions and discussion.


Workshop 'Appearance care'

Date: Tuesday, October 27
Time: 14:00 PM - 15:30 PM
Workshop owner: Jeanne Lake and Peggy van Krüger from Mary Kay

We all get older and after a certain age it is clearly visible. Mature skin clearly requires a different approach, which we don't start early enough with. Grooming doesn't just mean slowing down the aging process, it means making more time for yourself! As soon as you give your inside space and time, you radiate it outwards. And that requires the right products and techniques to achieve an optimal result that is also visible.

Aging goes along with your inner aging. Why good nutrition is important on a physical and mental level.


  • Which products are on the market and what you should pay attention to.
  • Different skin types. Which one do you have?…
  • Just more beautiful with wrinkles!
  • Use of colour, each phase of life has a hue and atmosphere.


Workshop 'Introduction Tablet'

Date: Friday October 30
Time: 19:30 PM - 21:00 PM
Workshop owner: Rob Bronsgeest from SeniorWeb

In the beginning, the TabIet was mainly used for fun & games, but nowadays you come across it more and more in the (mobile) workplace and it is indispensable in your private life. The Tablet is a fantastic personal assistant when it comes to: planning, reading, downloading favorite music/photos. These are just some of the things you can do with it! In this training we will show you that every Tablet has a base of usage possibilities that you may or may not be familiar with. Then we will show you how you can use your Tablet daily in an effective way.

In this training we show how best to use the Tablet as a strong and professional business tool. And show you which functionalities there are.


  • The New Way of Working/Life with a Tablet.
  • Digital is hot, encourage paperless working and living.
  • Exchange and store files and information.
  • Office Tools
  • Email & Calendar
  • Tips & Tricks for smart working with the Tablet
  • Digital Archiving: Who-What-Where-How
  • Useful and Handy Apps
  • After each workshop


For more information about the workshops please contact communication@cochaaglanden.nl you will receive an answer to your question within 24 hours.

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