Aedifica cares deeply about its residents and always tries to go the extra mile. In 2020, as part of our community engagement programme, we treated two care residences in the Netherlands to a classical concert by the Philomela Foundation. Both musical events were highly appreciated by our residents. Therefore, Aedifica will organise 10 new concerts in its Dutch care residences in 2021.
With our community engagement programme, we want to further develop a dialogue with the people who live in our properties: our elderly and their caretakers.
Stefaan Gielens – CEO Aedifica
During these events, mezzo-soprano Merel Huizinga, accompanied on the piano, will perform, amongst others, the concert L’amour est un oiseau, which includes well-known Italian, French and Dutch classical music. The performances are completely coronaproof and will be organised outside. This way, everyone can keep their distance and the residents can choose whether they want to attend the concert in the open air, or rather watch it from behind their bedroom window.
We specifically chose this initiative because music is an important tool within elderly and dementia care. Music can bring back forgotten memories and improves the social and emotional state of residents. In addition, a concert is a nice way to thank the care personnel.
Eric Scheijgrond – Country Manager Netherlands
Philomela is a Dutch non-profit organisation that wants to connect people from different cultures, ages or social backgrounds through classical music in an accessible and interactive way. The foundation organises concerts for and with people with care needs, migrants and children and tries to make people enthusiastic for music, for each other and for others. Philomela creates specific music programmes for the elderly and performs recitals in care homes on a regular basis.
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We have made sure that you can easily get to our head office in Brussels by public transport: you can reach us by train, metro, bus and bicycle.
If you come by train, you can get off at the station of Brussels-Luxemburg or Brussels-Central. From there you can easily continue on foot to rue Belliard 40. If you come by international train, you get off at Brussels-South station and take metro line 2 or 6 to Trône/Troon or Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet.
If you come by metro, you can take line 1 or 5 to Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet or Maelbeek/Maalbeek, or you can take line 2 or 6 to Trône/Troon or Arts-Loi/Kunst-Wet.
If you come by bus, you can take line 21, 27 and 64 to Trêves/Trier, or line 27, 34, 38, 64, 80 and 95 to Science/Wetenschap.
If you take a villo! sharing bike, you can easily park your bike in the Charlemagne/Karel De Grote bike station right in front of our office.
Of course, you can also reach us by car, but we encourage you to consider the environment and use public transport or other eco-friendly transportation options.