size of our total population:
Percentage of residents above the age of 60:
We are already working on:
TransportationCommunity support and health servicesOutdoor spaces and buildings
We would like to start working on:
TransportationSocial participationCommunication and informationOutdoor 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 Healthy Ageing activities in Groningen and the Northern Netherlands are aimed at prevention. The approach of the city of Groningen towards the concept ‘age-friendly’ is based on the idea that a city should be livable, healthy and attractive to all ages, young and old.
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 Groningen has structured local authority in such a way that the policies are created in direct interaction with the citizens. The different neighbourhoods are well organized, have their own websites and the municiplaity activily supports the plans of the residents for activities in...