Old age is an infinite source of richness

At be.Source, we are convinced that old age is an infinite source of richness.
This is why we are striving to change the way society views the elderly. We are also
convinced that elderly people in difficulty should not be left to their fate.
For this reason, we believe that all actions that help them should be supported.

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IN FIGURES

By 2050, over 30% of our population will be aged 65 or more (WHO, World Report on Ageing and Health 2015).
The ageing of our population, in combination with the risk of poverty and social exclusion, is a major challenge today, and will be even more so for future generations. That is why the support of actions aimed at improving the living conditions of vulnerable senior citizens is a key priority for be.Source.

The ageing
of our population
is a major challenge

increase of the population
Source: Eurostat, ​​​​​ec.europa.eu/population-data
BELGIUM
poverty rate
Source: statbel.fgov.be​​​​​/
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December 6, 2017: Inauguration of Atoll Sud

On Wednesday December 6th, the non-profit association Atoll launched a second daytime-welcome branch in the Brussels Commune of Forest, on the ground floor of a modern building nestled within an unspoilt setting.

The association’s first branch, inaugurated in 2003 and located in Etterbeek, enjoys considerable success. Currently, Atoll welcomes weekly, from Monday through to Friday, close to 50 elderly persons within the Brussels region.

These projects allow elderly people to remain living at home in the best possible conditions while being involved in a second home with a human-centred dimension.

December 5, 2017 : inauguration at the KU LEUVEN

December 5th saw the inauguration at KU Leuven - HIVA Institute of the be.Source academic chair in the presence of the Rector of KU Leuven. 

The 'Empowerment of Underprivileged Elderly' chair, under the leadership of Professor Tine Van Regenmortel of the HIVA institute, aims to promote research on the elderly population within our society, and more particularly on those elderly with financial difficulties. “We are seeking to gather more evidence-based data pertaining to psychosocial considerations of the elderly (e.g. solitude). With a vision rooted in empowerment, we are aiming towards a more positive image of our seniors and a greater social solidarity within our community. In order to achieve this, cooperation between science, practice, politics and the target group is essential. This will be made feasible via the "empowering academic workshop concept", "Empowerende Academische Werkplaats".

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