Project. 'Espaces S Punten' for seniors
What is it about?
Currently, 1 in 5 people in Brussels is 55+. According to population forecasts, that number will rise sharply by 2025: the group of 65+ will rise by 12%. The active senior thus occupies an important place within the city. Through the Senior Policy, the budgets and efforts for this target group are increased. Most important in the policy will be the 'Espaces S Punten', the former senior pavilions. The City will double the number of S Points by 2018, from 3 to 6. An S Point is a meeting place for and by seniors, intergenerational and open to the neighborhood.
Brussels continues to work on its image of an age-friendly city. The city is rejuvenating and aging at the same time. The best way to prevent major social concerns and costs is to keep the senior active and allow him or her to live in his familiar environment as long as possible: home and neighborhood. The S Points make an important contribution to this. They offer activities around moving, learning and relaxation. They ensure that seniors meet each other, and at the same time, the City is able to answer questions. Through the S Point, a senior can also join a network of seniors helping each other in daily life.