The Dahlia house in the Havre, France, is an educational exhibition house that has been adapted to foster independent living and well-being in old age.
When ageing, we become less flexible, the balance is less safe and the risk of falling increases. This demonstration site, set up by the Central Social Activities Fund (CCAS), allows older persons and (informal or professional) carers to see and test possible accommodations to secure ones’ home and make everyday activities easier to older persons, depending on impairment and budget. Those accommodations include some significant changes as well as small technical supports and tips.
The project has recently been awarded by the French-speaking network for age-friendly cities