size of our total population:
Percentage of residents above the age of 60:
We are already working on:
HousingSocial participationRespect and social inclusionCivic participation and employmentCommunity support and health services
We would like to start working on:
TransportationCommunication and informationCommunity support and health services
Building on the previous information, please provide a brief summary (250-300 words) of your city or community's policies, programmes and services targeted at older people and how you are planning to make your community more age-friendly. If your application is successful, this summary will be published on the Covenant's website:
• Housing : construction of 102 housing units between 2016 and 2019. This housing program is especially designed to address the needs of senior and reduced mobility people (participative projects, concierge service, creation of supportive and family-like environments through community rooms, etc...
Engagement of older people: how are you engaging and involving older people in the process of becoming a more age-friendly city or community? (E.g. Seniors Council, focus group, open consultation, etc.):
The desire to develop a cross-disciplinary policy along 8 different fields of older people daily life (as formulated by the WHO) is reflected in the various consultations conducted within the local population and field associations.
In 2009, the “Vrije Universiteit Brussel” carried out an...
Cross-sectoral collaboration: What mechanisms have you/are you planning to put in place to facilitate collaborative planning and implementation between different departments of the local administration and across sectors?:
A common reflection took place between March and June 2015. This reflection brought together different departments of the City of Brussels, the Police, the voluntary sector and the Public Social Welfare Service in order to inventory the specific needs of older people and long-term actions in...