The European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (EAHSA) is the European integral platform of the providers of housing, services and care for the ageing sector. Members represent all types of organisations and individuals active for older persons and all types of ownership including for profit, not-for-profit and governmental organisations. EAHSA members represent more than 3,000 providers spread in 20 European countries.
The Vision of EAHSA is to improve the quality of life for older persons and support its members in making each day a better day for their clients by providing high quality housing, services and care. EAHSA support its members in realizing this vision by:
- giving a voice to the providers for the ageing sector in Europe’s debates;
- raising awareness and understanding of the impact of European policies among the ageing sector and other interested parties;
- establishing good contacts with EU institutions like the relevant Directorates General of the Commission, the Council and the Parliament and its Intergroup on Ageing;
- becoming a key network for the providers for the ageing sector.
Our guiding principles
EAHSA’s Guiding Principles provide the basis for the way the senior living industry has to develop in order to keep the industry viable, sustainable and responsive to future demands and needed developments. EAHSA’s five guiding principles are:
- Preserving dignity.
- Nurturing spirits in life.
- Comforting in partnership.
- Encouraging diversity in housing and services.
- Adopting a care-focused and modern approach.
EAHSA’s mission is to voice and promote the interest of the providers for the ageing sector and establish EAHSA as an active partner in the European political scene. EAHSA does not stand alone in pursuing its Vision, Values and Mission. It is affiliated with the International Association for Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA), a global network with its office in Washington DC; with AGE Platform Europe, a European network of around 167 organisations of and for people aged 50+ with the aim to voice and promote the interests of and to raise awareness on issues that concerns 150 million senior citizens in the European Union and with the European Housing Forum. This forum provides an environment for debate and share information, to support the European Housing Focal Points of national ministers and to organise thematic seminars and conferences which are opened to all interested parties.