• Housing adaptation for seniors

    Output 1 : Demonstration actions to empower 55+ to better adapt their housing to remain independant at home for longer
  • Screening methodology

    The housing enabler

    The housing enabler is a tool created by Susanne Iwarsson and Bjorn Slaug and is used worldwide by occupational therapists. Partners have been trained in order to use the tool and 100 houses and flats have been screened in Belgium and the NL to use the same tool. Screening methodology

    Screening of houses (results)

    Are our West Flemish houses suitable for ageing in place?

    Following the screening methodology, 110 houses and flats were screened in Belgium and 50 were screened in the Netherland. The result is summarised here : Are our West Flemish houses suitable for ageing in place?

    Screening of districts

    Le vieillissement de la population dans l’agglomération Boulonnaise, diagnostic et propositions d'actions

    In France, a study has been done on the whole boulogne district council (22 communes) : it is a diagnostic on the type of housing per neighborhood + portion of seniors in the population per neighborhood in order to plan strategies for the future regarding housing for seniors. Le vieillissement de la population dans l’agglomération Boulonnaise

    Awareness videos

    How to age in place for the elderly have been created by Vives

    Awareness videos on how to age in place for the elderly have been created by Vives, WAC and Eurasanté. They can be seen on the key document section/ videos.

    Site visits

    Pilot flats

    Sites visits to pilot flats have been organised with elderly people to show them many innovative solutions to help them age in place. Here are links to these places : L'appartement HIPA

    Demonstration flat

    Virtual visit of the HIPA

    Eurasanté developed their HIPA on line so that visits can be done from your screen. It has been done in the 3 languages of the programme :

    NL : https://www.visite-virtuelle360.fr/visite-virtuelle/210325-Hipa/nl

    EN : https://www.visite-virtuelle360.fr/visite-virtuelle/210325-Hipa/en

    FR : https://www.appartement-hipa.fr/visite-360/