Aid and services for seniors
Several services provide daily aid to seniors in the City of Brussels.
The Seniors Aid Service, supported and funded by the City of Brussels, is intended to provide support via caregivers. The activities contribute to the daily well-being of seniors and persons with disabilities who live on the territory of the City of Brussels.
Different types of help are available:
- Help with daily life (shopping, cooking, washing, housekeeping,...)
- Administrative and budgetary support
- Help in personal hygiene
- Social support (counseling at the doctor,...)
How to apply?
Any senior who is disoriented or sick and living in isolation, whose spouse is mentally ill, sick, disabled or has a reduced mobility may use this service. An application must be made by telephone at 02 505 46 70 (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4 pm) or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. A social worker will then carry out an investigation during a home visit before the application is accepted.
The aided person has to pay an hourly contribution which is calculated according to his or her income. He or she will thus have to give that information to the social worker who will make the visit.
At the regional level, Iriscare is authorized to assist seniors (home care, retirement homes, care and reception centres, short-term stays, assisted-living apartments, housing, compensation for elderly people with a disability, elder abuse):
- Iriscare - citizens (in French)
The 'BuurtPensioen - Pens(i)onQuartier' project wants to encourage people (regardless of their age and origin) to voluntarily support or care for other people in the quarter.
This includes tasks such as:
- assisting in folding linen
- occasionally making a trip or do some shopping
- occasionally doing some paperwork
- going by a neighbor for a chat
If you want aid or can offer help you can contact
- Tel. 02 211 02 40
Or you can go to the BuurtPensioen - Pens(i)onQuartier offices
- SeniorenPunt Van Artevelde
Rue Van Artevelde 129
Tel. 0490 493 920
- Millénaire community centre
Chaussée d'Anvers 150a
Tel. 02 203 05 56
- SeniorenPunt Leopold
Square Prince Léopold
(from March 2017)
- LDC Ado-Icarus
Rue François Vekemans 131
Tel. 0471 20 01 31
The project is a collaboration between Kenniscentrum Woonzorg Brussel and the City of Brussels, and several neighborhood associations.
The Allo? Allo! project, a telephone help line for custom assistance, runs in the Pentagon of Brussels (city centre). It is a unique information line for seniors with questions and needs concerning their daily worries:
- 02 474 03 00
The service then points to the right initiative of an organization or network in the quarter of the senior.
Allo? Allo! was initiated by the King Baudouin Foundation. In Brussels, the Seniors Aid Service and the City of Brussels take part in a pilot project.