16 August 2018

WHO designates ‘Senior Friendly Communities’ project as 'best practice'

The World Health Organization (WHO) is so impressed by 'Senior Friendly Communities' that it has designated the cross-border project for seniors in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine as an example for Europe. In this project, 9 euregional partners and 31 municipalities in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine are working together to create a senior-friendly environment. The aim is to enable seniors with dementia and late-life depression to participate in society for as long as possible. One of the unique things about the project is the cross-border sharing of concrete activities from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Instead of 're-inventing the wheel' themselves, the neighbouring countries are making use of each other's knowledge and experience.