Monitor Age-friendly City The Hague

Monitor Age-friendly City The Hague

Client / Funding programme:
Municipality of The Hague

Start and end dates:
March 2020 – December 2020

AFEdemy role n the project:
Partner

☐ Coordination
Research
☐ Training
☐ Curriculum development
☐ e-Learning Platform
☐ Networking
Policy recommendation

Description

Handing over the monitoring report to The Hague’s alderman

On January 29th, 2021, professor Urban Ageing of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Joost van Hoof, handed over the report on the monitor of Age-friendliness of the City The Hague to the City Executive Kavita Parbhudayal. The report is the result of the joint activity of the Knowledge Platform Senior-friendly The Hague, that involves among others scientific and educational institutions, welfare organisations, businesses, older people’s council and public health administration.

How well do older citizens of The Hague value the age-friendliness of their city?
How well do older citizens of The Hague value the age-friendliness of their city?

Overall, the older citizens of The Hague value the age-friendliness of their city as well sufficient. They give high scores to their own homes; outdoor spaces and buildings on the contrary score significantly lower. People in the situation of having a lower income, health and mobility issues are less satisfied. These are the main outcomes of the monitoring assessment of the age-friendliness of The Hague, valued by The Hague older adults in the age-group of 65 years and above.

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 used 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. About 400 older adults participated in the monitor.

The monitor made use of qualitative and quantitative research methods, to investigate the current state of The Hague as age-friendly city, in general, and included more specific themes. A cooperation platform of partners who advocate the interests of older adults or who will contribute to reflect on the monitor was built.

Objectives

  • Methodological framework of indicators
  • Policy advisory report

AFE Related Topics

Outdoor spaces and buildings
Social participation
Transport and mobility
Social inclusion and non-discrimination
Housing
Civic engagement and employment
Communication and information
Community and health services

Target Audience

Municipality and older adults of The Hague

Partners

  • The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Joost van Hoof, professor Urban Ageing)
  • AFEdemy (Willeke van Staalduinen)
  • Hulsebosch Advies (Loes Hulsebosch)

Outputs

Report on the monitor of Age-friendliness of the City The Hague (in Dutch)

 

Age-friendly Cities and Communities Questionnaire

The Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Questionnaire AFCCQ (English)
The Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Questionnaire AFCCQ (English)

 

De Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Questionnaire AFCCQ (Nederlands)
De Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Questionnaire AFCCQ (Nederlands)

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