Introduction

How can we contribute to the quality of daily living of older adults in the city? This question is the focus of the Chair of Urban Ageing. This question is increasingly important as older people are expected to fully participate in an ever ageing and urbanizing society.

About the research group

Older people should ideally ask themselves the following question: how can I lead my life in such a way that it offers good quality for me? And what if participation in society is no longer obvious or easy? A society with an increasing number of older people has a joint responsibility in this regard. How can we use knowledge from gerontology, social sciences, public administration, health sciences and care, building and real estate sciences, as well as technology to facilitate growing older in the best possible way?

Our research focuses on the everyday lives of older people in the age-friendly city of The Hague. In this diverse and inclusive city, older people should be able to feel at home and participate in life into old age. We work with partners to explore and shape these goals.

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dr. ir. Joost van Hoof Eur Ing

About the professor

dr. ir. Joost van Hoof Eur Ing

Joost van Hoof (1980) attained his MSc degree at Eindhoven University of Technology (Department of Architecture, Building and Physics). He also studied Environmental Engineering at the Czech Technical University (ČVUT) in Prague. Prof van Hoof attained his doctoral degree from Eindhoven University of Technology (in cooperation with Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and the Academy of Healthcare Utrecht) with a dissertation on ageing-in-place for people with dementia in 2010. From 2011 to 2018 he was affiliated with the Centre for Healthcare & Technology of Fontys University of Applied Sciences, and served as the project leader of the Nursing Home of the Future Programme. From 2012 to 2013, Prof van Hoof worked with the ISSO – the Dutch Building Services Research Institute in Rotterdam in the field of healthy building services. Apart from several board memberships in the domain of older people, technology and housing, Prof van Hoof collaborates and is affiliated with several universities abroad. Key to his work is a focus on the abilities of older people, not their disabilities, even when participations seems difficult.

j.vanhoof@hhs.nl

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The percentage of older people in the large cities will only increase in the coming years. It would be nice if they could grow old comfortably in the city, and also contribute in their own way to its overall quality.

Team

dr. ir. Joost van Hoof Eur Ing

dr. ir. Joost van Hoof Eur Ing

dr. ir. Joost van Hoof Eur Ing
Mara van der Schaaf

Mara van der Schaaf

Mara van der Schaaf
Liesbeth de Wit

Liesbeth de Wit

Hoofddocent en onderzoeker

Jeroen Dikken

Jeroen Dikken

 

06 - 2444 9731
j.dikken@hhs.nl

Gaby Buitendijk

Gaby Buitendijk

Gaby Buitendijk
Mari Groenendaal

Mari Groenendaal

Mari Groenendaal
Karin Krens

Karin Krens

Karin Krens
Esther Kroon

Esther Kroon

Esther Kroon

 

070 - 4457344
e.kroon@hhs.nl

ZsuZsu Tavy

ZsuZsu Tavy

ZsuZsu Tavy
Wil IJzereef

Wil IJzereef

Hogeschooldocent , projectleider, onderzoeker

Wil IJzereef
Hogeschooldocent , projectleider, onderzoeker

Wil werkt nu als hogeschooldocent en teamregisseur bij de opleiding Social Work van de Haagse Hogeschool en voor het lectoraat Urban Ageing als projectleider en onderzoeker.

Gaby Weij

Gaby Weij

Project Coördinator

Gaby Weij
Project Coördinator

Voor de Werkplaats Sociaal Domein Den Haag en Leiden (Lectoraat Urban Ageing) en Academische Werkplaats Technologie voor Thuis (Lectoraat Technologie voor Gezondheidszorg).

06-39082174
g.weij@hhs.nl

Projects

Assistive technology for longer independent living (AW Technology for Home)

Assistive devices are of great importance in supporting and improving the users' independence, quality of life and participation in society.
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Project City & Co

The global ageing of the urban population calls for more age-friendly cities tailored to the wishes and needs of older adults and offering them every opportunity to participate in society.
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Regional Networks for the Social Welfare Domain The Hague & Leiden

How do you deal with the challenges of your profession as a professional? Which insights from science can help you further? And how do you share knowledge and experiences?
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Publications

Article

Special Issue about Age-friendly Cities

In February 2021, a Feature Paper Special Issue entitled was published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

News

Mensen bij het tekenen van een intentieverklaring
21 July 2022

Renewal & extension of the Social Domain Workshop The Hague & Leiden

General, Programmes, Research

The Social Domain Workshop The Hague & Leiden (in Dutch: Werkplaats Sociaal Domein) will start a new four-year…
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Vrouw met waaier
17 June 2022

Impact of heat waves on vulnerable populations

General, Research

Heat waves are becoming more frequent due to climate change. What does that mean for the vulnerable residents of The…
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people
22 April 2022

Rebellion in senior participation

General, Research

On 21 April 2022, Leonard Geluk, director of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), received the pamphlet…
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