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Activities, work, leisure

Information for active senior citizens in the Brussels-Capital Region
You are of retirement age and you want to take full advantage of your newfound freedom There are numerous possibilities in leisure, culture, sport and volunteering in Brussels. Let’s go!

Leisure

Information on leisure, culture, discovery and other activities specially developed for senior citizens is provided on the page devoted to senior citizens in the Culture, tourism and leisure section.

Stay fit and healthy

Do you play sport? Many communes offer special programmes at preferential rates for their senior citizens.

Your commune's sports service will be able to help you.

Learn regardless of your age at the Universités des aînés

If you are interested in following a course, a lecture cycle or training, or attending group exhibitions, the major universities in Belgium offer these activities at a reduced cost for senior citizens. For more information, see the "University courses for all" page on this site.

For French speakers

  • The 'Conseil de l’Education Permanente de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles' (CEPULB) runs activities for anyone with the time to learn, without restrictions as to age, qualifications or finances.

    Avenue F.D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 650 24 26
    Fax: +32 (0)2 650 25 19
    Email : cepulb@ulb.ac.be
    Online: www.ulb.ac.be/cepulb (FR)

  • The Université des Aînés de Bruxelles (UDA) runs special courses, lectures and seminars for senior citizens.

    Avenue de l'Assomption 73, 1200 Brussels
    Phone: +32 (0)2 764 46 30
    Fax: +32 (0)2 764 46 27
    Email : info@universitedesaines.be
    Online: www.universitedesaines.be (FR)

For Dutch speakers

Brussels Ouderenplatform (Senior citizens centre for Dutch speakers in Brussels) offers practical advice, alongside various socio-cultural activities, courses, lectures and outings.

Place du Samedi 6, 1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 210 04 60
Email: info@bop.brussels
Online: www.bop-brussels (NL)

Give your time

You can also devote a little time and energy to voluntary work and helping others. There are many organisations that would be delighted to hear from you. Check out our pages on the voluntary sector in Brussels.

Working after retirement age

It is perfectly possible for pensioners, or their spouse in the event of a family pension to take a job (FR/NL/DE). The 'Office national des Pensions' website contains comprehensive information on this.

Activities, advantages, rights, associations... 'Bruxelles Social en ligne (FR/NL)' is a rich source of practical information.