Housing and social ties: what are the challenges for senior citizens?

Housing and social ties: what are the challenges for senior citizens?

Life expectancy is increasing, and with it challenges related to the living environments of senior citizens. The Rendez-vous Leenaards Age & Society 2019 event will address these issues on Thursday, 28 November, from 16:30 to 18:30 in Pully (free and open to all upon registration).

Hosted by Blaise Willa, editor-in-chief of the magazine Générations, this Rendez-vous Leenaards will be an opportunity to present the winning projects of the 2019 “Quality of Life 65+” prize – supported by a total sum of more than CHF 1 million – as well as the pilot initiatives under way on the theme of housing. This public event will provide a platform for discussion on the main issues relating to the housing of senior citizens in French-speaking Switzerland, featuring, among others, Prof. Dario Spini, director of NCCR LIVES, and Fabrice Ghelfi, director of the Directorate General for Social Cohesion of the canton of Vaud. 

On this occasion, the results of the Age Report IV an extensive survey of more than 2,500 older people on their housing aspirations will also be presented (www.age-report.ch/fr/) by Prof. Valérie Hugentobler (School of Social Work and Health, HETSL), co-author of the report.

Read more about the Rendez-vous Leenaards âge & société

Registration on www.leenaards.ch/rdvas28nov2019