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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Concert des Cœurs
Eglise Notre-Dame au Sablon
Photo Pierre Bollen

 

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.

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