Healthy ageing

Empowerment and social inclusion of older people.

Demographic changes and an increased life expectancy mean that European countries are witnessing an aging population. For a number of years, the King Baudouin Foundation has been committed to the elderly and issues that affect them, such as early and personalised care planning, palliative care and dementia. Numerous philanthropists, also concerned about the quality of life for the elderly, work at our sides.

Our activities

  • investigating, on a regular basis, the needs of people aged 60 and over in order to better anticipate and answer their needs
  • investing in the adoption of the Tubbe model, a participatory model of management based on relationships and developed for use in care homes
  • investing in the primary care and quality of life for people needing support and care at home, including the elderly
  • support for the development of housing specially designed for the elderly
  • in partnership with other European foundations, strengthening social inclusion of people with dementia.

Older people is part of the programme Health

Calls for projects

Poverty in East Belgium - moving more together

Support civil society and organisations that want to sustainably help people affected by or directly threatened by poverty with their projects.

Selection announced
FundsDeLava-Schneider

Grant for research in geriatric medicine

Grant for research in geriatric medicine by the Funds Marie-Thérèse De Lava & Robert Schneider

Selection announced

Funds Marie-Thérèse De Lava and Robert Schneider

Grant to encourage geriatricians to develop their research career

Selection announced

Grantees

ESoP (Entraide et Solidarité Protestantes)

Entraide building renovations

Renovate stairs and replace them with ramps to make the buildings more accessible. Plastic window replaced with insulating glass. Repair rickety door.

ZIKUWI – Atelierhaus Eupen

Open Art Sunday: open days for art studios

Together with professionals, offer creative workshops for children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods (migrants, children in care, flood victims) at the Atelier Haus Eupen

Gemeindeschulen Amel-Herresbach-Schoppen

A heart for East Belgian children

Support for children from socially and financially deprived families.

Events

Award ceremony 5th Prize Generet into rare diseases

16/02/2023 17:30 until 16/02/2023 21:00

Award Ceremony of the 5th Generet Prize for Rare Diseases

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Tubbe

Towards a new management model in care homes based on relation and participation

Funds and philanthropic tools

Fund Houillogne-Hanne

The Fund aims to improve the health and living conditions of the ageing population, with a special focus on arts projects.

Bürgerfonds Ostbelgien

The Bürgerfonds OStbelgien is a fund by East Belgians for East Belgians. It supports initiatives and organisations that work for fellow citizens, true to the motto 'moving more t…

Eudomos (Fund)

The Eudomos Fund supports initiatives in favour of older people in East Belgium.

Stories

Care home with a vision on quality care refuses to be overwhelmed by virus

Healthy ageing

“We put even more emphasis on contacts between the residents and contacts with care staff.”
Management of care homes working with Tubbe approach

A combat game against COVID-19

Healthy ageing

"This game is a good way to raise awareness among the personnel and residents about the risks associated with not respecting hygiene rules."
Dominique Gainvorste
Centre Hospitalier EpiCURA