Come and enjoy our next Concert des Coeurs at the Sablon. Charlotte Wajnberg, Soprano et Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Prize 2018, will be singing Christmas songs, accompanied by the famous Arenbergkoor, under the direction of Jeffrey Dirix. The netto revenues will be dedicated to the social projects of be.Source, in favour of the underpriviledged elderly.
"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
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.
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.
Save the date!
On Wednesday December 6th, the non-profit association Atoll launched a second daytime-welcome branch in the
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
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 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".
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.