In return, they agree to spend at least 30 hours a month socialising with the older residents.
“Students struggle to find housing in the Netherlands, especially in big cities,” Jurrien tells Dateline's Aaron Lewis.
“I pay nothing to live here.” Gea Sijpkes wants to provide more than just healthcare in her aged care home in Holland, she wants the residents to find excitement and a smile every day.
“I think that the students influence the whole tone of the conversation here,” CEO Gea Sijpkes explains on the thinking behind her idea.
“So that it’s not only about death, sickness and old age, but also about youth, about parties, about girlfriends.” In fact, a lot of the talk here revolves around sex! “I escorted her home like a gentleman.” “They sometimes like to flirt with a young guy,” another student Jordi Pronk tells Aaron.