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

Marie-Thérèse De Lava & Robert Schneider (Funds Marie-Thérèse De Lava & Robert Schneider)

Grant for research in geriatric medicine

Selection announced

Funds Marie-Thérèse De Lava and Robert Schneider

Grant to encourage geriatricians to develop their research career

Selection announced

Bürgerfonds goes GREEN!

Support for organisations whose projects aim to have a sustainable impact on nature and the landscape in the Ostbelgien or to contribute to the energy transition.

Selection announced


Centre Public d'Action Sociale d'Ohey

Galettes to warm the hearts of the elderly 80+ in Ohey

In December, members of the Municipal Advisory Council for the Elderly visited elderly people living at home and distributed biscuits to provide moral and material support.

Median VoG

Coaching for volunteers/host families helping Ukrainian refugees (East-Belgium)

Organise exchanges for German-speaking volunteers on various topics (their experiences, skills, personal limitations) and inform them about social/health services

Vinzenz Verein Eupen

Support for a flood victim

To provide financial support to a person who has found themselves in an emergency situation after the floods.


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

Marie-Thérèse De Lava (Fund)

Encourage geriatricians to develop their research career

Perano (Fund)

Support for innovative research towards better quality of life of older people with a neurodegenerative brain disease, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

Malou Malou (Fund)

Support for innovative research towards better quality of life of older people with a neurodegenerative brain disease, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease


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

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