THE CARAVAN

"we come near you"

Following its success in Forest, the caravan comes back the last week of August in Saint-Gilles to meet isolated and vulnerable people in their environment.

The caravan aims to create a friendly and mobile space, where seniors can stop for a coffee and discuss with associations the problems they encounter in terms of housing, care, solitude or other issues.

Everyone will be able to meet and exchange ideas in a warm atmosphere aimed at raising awareness of the problem of isolation among the elderly.

Will the caravan be coming to your area soon?

  • 26 to 30/8 > Square Jacques Franck, St-Gilles
  • 09 to 13/9 > Place Jef Mennekens, Molenbeek
  • 30/9 to 4/10 > Danco Square, Uccle
caravane
Photo @Bruno Achen
Volunteers' Night: 2019 Edition

This annual event, which took place on February 5 at the Wiels, brought together more than a hundred volunteers and service providers associations that are part of the be.Source network.

This evening is an opportunity to thank all the people who work on a daily basis for the well-being of elderly people. On the program: guided tour of the Wiels, testimonials and meetings between non-profit organisations and institutions active in aid to the seniors, then an exchange in good mood around a glass and a sandwich in a friendly setting. This event is the third edition organized by be.Source. In 2017, in the studio of the Munt and in 2018 at La Tricoterie around a laughter yoga and a workshop on singing.
 

wiels
Photo @Bruno Achen
DECEMBER 17, 2018 : Concert des cœurs 10th edition

For its 10th edition the Concert des Cœurs was sold-out! Close to 700 people attended the event including Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid to see a reinterpretation of popular Christmas songs by the Children’s Choir from la Monnaie accompanied by two soloists from la Chapelle Musicale and a eight musicians ensemble.

Next edition: December 15, 2019 at 15:30.
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Concert des coeurs

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".

photo chaire universitaire
17 December 2017 at 3:30pm

Church of Notre-Dame au Sablon, Brussels

For this 9th edition, the Concert des Cœurs brings you a Christmas concert by Les Pastoureaux, «Waterloo Boys’ Choir», under the baton of Philippe Favette.

The net proceeds from the concerts are systematically donated to the be.Source projects in aid of vulnerable older citizens.

For additional information about the concert or for booking your tickets, please go to: www.concert-des-coeurs.be.

Eglise Notre-Dame au Sablon
Photo Pierre Bollen