size of our total population:
Percentage of residents above the age of 60:
We are already working on:
HousingSocial participationCivic participation and employmentOutdoor spaces and buildings
We would like to start working on:
TransportationHousingSocial participationRespect and social inclusionCommunication and informationCommunity support and health servicesOutdoor spaces and buildings
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:
The city of Aalst wants to evolve to an Age-friendly city, a city where young and old feels good. Together with citizens, volunteers and (in)formal caregivers, the city works on age-friendly solutions that make living in the city easier and that support a healthy life, within our living lab AIPA...
If you have already conducted an age-friendly baseline assessment of your city or community, please upload it (in original language if not available in English): DraaiboekAalst-HR (1)-min.pdf
If you have already developed a strategy or action plan to make your city or community more age-friendly, please upload it (in original language if not available in English): Leeftijdsvriendelijk Aalst_strategie_stappenplan.pdf
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 city of Aalst has an open living lab of citizens (mainly elderly) to work together on age-friendly solutions. The citizens who want to cooperate become 'member of the AIPA test panel'.
- We conduct a personal interview and gather information about the people...
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?:
Within the living lab AIPA, the City of Aalst is used to interact with different Stakeholders in care. In this regard we are planning city laboratories on Age-friendly Aalst, where different departments are actively involved in workshops to define actions (Facility, housing, mobility and public...