In March, the municipality of The Hague assigned the consortium of The Hague University of Applied Sciences (professor Joost van Hoof, Urban Ageing), Hulsebosch Advies (Loes Hulsebosch) and AFEdemy (Willeke van Staalduinen) to develop and perform a Monitor Age-friendly City The Hague in 2020.
The monitor will make use of qualitative and quantitative research methods, to investigate the current state of The Hague as age-friendly city, in general, and will include more specific themes. A cooperation platform will be build of partners who advocate the interests of older adults or who will contribute to reflect on the monitor.
The monitor will result into an advisory report to the municipality. Relevant global, national and local trends and other appropriate research results will be part of the advisory report.
The main tasks of the consortium will be to define the specific themes of age-friendly city The Hague in close cooperation with older adults and civil servants. The consortium will develop a methodological framework of indicators for research and will provide the additional questionnaire. Focus group meetings will be held and about 500 older adults from The Hague will be interviewed taking into account the diversity of the older population in The Hague.
The initial planning is to deliver the report on November 30th of 2020. With regard to the current outbreak of CoVID-19 it is considered how to deal with these circumstances.