Verenso, the Dutch Association of Elderly Care Physicians and Social Geriatricians is a non-profit organization of close to 1.550 professionals. Our main objective is to improve the health, independence and quality of life of frail elderly people. This is achieved by proactively responding to developments in health care and society by developing guidelines and policies, by lobbying, and by providing services to our members.
The board of directors consists of dr. C. Terleth, a full time all-round executive director, with expertise in the field of strategy, organization, and finance, and a part time director, Drs. Nienke Nieuwenhuizen, MD, a professional elderly care physician. She is chairman of the board and represents the association.
From 1 January 2006, Verenso works officially with a supervisory board. This board supervises and monitors the policy outlines and their execution. The board consists of elderly care physicians and social geriatricians. The members of the board are appointed by the General Assembly of Members of Verenso.
The association has 18 regions. Each Verenso member is also a region member and is entitled to participate in regional meetings and activities. These meetings deal with professional and management issues and are used as a sounding board for both supervisory board and board of directors. Having its own management, the regions play an important role in implementing Verenso’s policy.
Being the association’s highest organ, the assembly determines the policy outlines. They submit the policies, vision documents, budget and annual account to its members for agreement. Every year, in spring and autumn, Verenso organizes assemblies of members for the occupational group.
Verenso is federation partner of The Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG).