Older people

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


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


Ministère de la Communauté germanophone / Robert-Schuman-Institut

RSI Eupen - A heart for children

Support for children and young people from socially and financially disadvantaged families so that they have equal opportunities.

LFV VoG/Stundenblume

Stundenblume' project: Digital coach needed for seniors in the eastern Belgium

earmark 4 volunteers and 4 tablets to check whether older people in the German-speaking Community still need free digital coaching, as was the case during the Covid period.

Kathleos VoG

Tubbe, phase II: coverage of coaching costs for in-depth sessions

Fund in-depth Tubbe sessions with the original coach, for 4 teams (2x2 h + 4 h preparation/follow-up with coach/management) and 4 h for 70 members of staff.


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


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

Funds and philanthropic tools

Fund Elie Cantiniau

To improve the quality of life of residents in nursing homes in Anderlues, with a focus on care, nutrition and leisure.

Marie-Thérèse De Lava (Fund)

Encourage geriatricians to develop their research career

Eudomos (Fund)

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


A combat game against COVID-19

Older people

"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

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

Older people

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