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 (Ageing In Place Aalst). Citizens are involved in searching for new solutions in their home and environment. In That way, we all together build together towards a city that takes care of its citizens.
Programmes and services
We strive to
- Work together with Inter, to make public spaces, buildings and houses more accessible and developed a methodology to work on more age-friendly solutions (integrale leeftijdsvriendelijke toets)
- Create guidelines for adaptable and age-friendly housing and new neighbourhoods
- Encourage the cooperation of the ‘Living lab’ and our citizens to get more ideas/to help create on age-friendly solutions (AIPA)
- Work together with care institutions, researchers (such as the Expertise centre on elderly care) and enterprises on the territory to make Ageing-in-place possible
- Work on an Interreg project 'In for Care: Informal care and volunteering - innovation in the public service delivery'
- Do research on supplementary mobility services