Context, issues : The Crête Préardennaises’ territory gain new inhabitants. But wants to let senior live in their familiar environment. In 2011, a work group of Country and Community of Communes thought about a beguine’s housing on the territory. The characteristic of such projects were globally defined, visits were made in other identical structures (housing with a common room)
Goals : -propose adapted housing, functional, thrifty and with a reasonable rent right in the middle of the town, with all the daily life services (shops, health, spare-time…)
-propose a common room with other inhabitants of the housing, to eat, do manual activities, meet for moment of conviviality with other inhabitants of the housing, but most importantly with other people of the town.
Targeted audience : -People relatively autonomous or reduced mobility senior willing to break with the isolation and/or meeting difficulties in their housing (accessibility, maintenance…) while keeping an active social life.
-Family of the residents and town’s inhabitants
Actions implemented : L’Azur Residence
- 6 housings for seniors from 41,80 m² to 71,82 m² with : entrance, equipped kitchen, 1 or 2 bedroom, adapted bathroom, terrace
- 1 trash can local
- 1 bicycle Storage
- 1 storage room
- 6 housings for disable people from 47,20 m² to 50,41 m² swith entrance, equipped open kitchen, adapted bathroom, 1 bedroom, terrace
- 2 locals for wheelchair refill
- 1 trash can local
- Common room of 100 m² including, entrance, storage room, accessible toilets, kitchen. This room will be accessible to the tenant to do activities, meet their family but also to the local clubs and associations of the town. This room is pleasant, it’s a relaxing place.
Project's start year : 2011
Global cost (in Euros) : 2224847 €
Conditions of success
Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors : The work group defined criteria of matter that would let a town do such project : The municipality of Attigny could provide their old school locals (These are empty because of the creation of new locals), the town has all the daily life services for everyone (Pharmacy, doctors, nurses, shop, taxi, public transports, associations, hairdresser…)