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Towards an “Active Caring Community” in Brussels: Age-friendliness, Participatory Research and Neighbourhood issues. / De Donder, Liesbeth; Smetcoren, An - Sofie; Dury, Sarah; De Witte, N.; Van Regenmortel, Sofie; Brosens, Dorien; Verte, Emily.

In: Irish Ageing Studies Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, 24.04.2015, p. 39-39.

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@article{6337e2287b1841ff9ff541c519c3b69d,
title = "Towards an “Active Caring Community” in Brussels: Age-friendliness, Participatory Research and Neighbourhood issues",
abstract = "Background: This contribution seeks to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of involving older people in aspects of research, policy and social change at a local level. The focus is the ‘Belgian Ageing Studies’, a research program which monitors the needs, as well as issues of quality of life, among home-dwelling older people in order to provide tools for evidenced-based ‘age-friendly’ policies at a local level. In particular, we aim to identify how the physical, social, psychological and political environment of urban neighbourhoods can support frail older people to age in place.Methods: This contribution uses a mixed method approach, combining quantitative data from the Belgian Ageing Studies in Flanders and Brussels (N=73632) with qualitative data (17 focus groups) from the “Active CaringCommunity” project in 3 urban neighbourhoods.Results: Data-analyses reveal that although frail older people living in urban environments experience neighbourhood exclusion on several domains, severalopportunities exist which can balance these deficits. The results point towards the importance of environmental factors in relation to issues of autonomy, control and power, even when people are in need of long-term careand assistance.Conclusions: Through discussion, a number of policy recommendations and strategies to support active ageing and ageing in place for frail older people living in urban environments will be discussed",
author = "{De Donder}, Liesbeth and Smetcoren, {An - Sofie} and Sarah Dury and {De Witte}, N. and {Van Regenmortel}, Sofie and Dorien Brosens and Emily Verte",
year = "2015",
month = "4",
day = "24",
language = "English",
volume = "6",
pages = "39--39",
journal = "Irish Ageing Studies Review",
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T1 - Towards an “Active Caring Community” in Brussels: Age-friendliness, Participatory Research and Neighbourhood issues

AU - De Donder, Liesbeth

AU - Smetcoren, An - Sofie

AU - Dury, Sarah

AU - De Witte, N.

AU - Van Regenmortel, Sofie

AU - Brosens, Dorien

AU - Verte, Emily

PY - 2015/4/24

Y1 - 2015/4/24

N2 - Background: This contribution seeks to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of involving older people in aspects of research, policy and social change at a local level. The focus is the ‘Belgian Ageing Studies’, a research program which monitors the needs, as well as issues of quality of life, among home-dwelling older people in order to provide tools for evidenced-based ‘age-friendly’ policies at a local level. In particular, we aim to identify how the physical, social, psychological and political environment of urban neighbourhoods can support frail older people to age in place.Methods: This contribution uses a mixed method approach, combining quantitative data from the Belgian Ageing Studies in Flanders and Brussels (N=73632) with qualitative data (17 focus groups) from the “Active CaringCommunity” project in 3 urban neighbourhoods.Results: Data-analyses reveal that although frail older people living in urban environments experience neighbourhood exclusion on several domains, severalopportunities exist which can balance these deficits. The results point towards the importance of environmental factors in relation to issues of autonomy, control and power, even when people are in need of long-term careand assistance.Conclusions: Through discussion, a number of policy recommendations and strategies to support active ageing and ageing in place for frail older people living in urban environments will be discussed

AB - Background: This contribution seeks to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of involving older people in aspects of research, policy and social change at a local level. The focus is the ‘Belgian Ageing Studies’, a research program which monitors the needs, as well as issues of quality of life, among home-dwelling older people in order to provide tools for evidenced-based ‘age-friendly’ policies at a local level. In particular, we aim to identify how the physical, social, psychological and political environment of urban neighbourhoods can support frail older people to age in place.Methods: This contribution uses a mixed method approach, combining quantitative data from the Belgian Ageing Studies in Flanders and Brussels (N=73632) with qualitative data (17 focus groups) from the “Active CaringCommunity” project in 3 urban neighbourhoods.Results: Data-analyses reveal that although frail older people living in urban environments experience neighbourhood exclusion on several domains, severalopportunities exist which can balance these deficits. The results point towards the importance of environmental factors in relation to issues of autonomy, control and power, even when people are in need of long-term careand assistance.Conclusions: Through discussion, a number of policy recommendations and strategies to support active ageing and ageing in place for frail older people living in urban environments will be discussed

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SP - 39

EP - 39

JO - Irish Ageing Studies Review

JF - Irish Ageing Studies Review

SN - 1649-9972

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