The primary goal of the Living Lab Bruges is to deliver healthy and sustainable meals to the elderly residing in the Bruges region. This objective revolves around the significant role played by meal delivery services to both homes and community centres, accounting for approximately 1200 daily meal deliveries. To gain a comprehensive understanding of the elderly population’s needs and preferences and to tailor meals accordingly, we sought to capture their perspectives.
In September and October 2022, the Living Lab Bruges organized three distinct focus groups, workshops that involved elderly participants, including various clients from our partner Ruddersstove. Together, they brainstormed ways to enhance the meal delivery system. Their valuable input was gathered during these engaging sessions, where topics such as plant-based nutrition, food sustainability, and local products were thoroughly discussed. These dynamic gatherings served as a crucial foundation for the Living Lab Bruges in formulating action plans and future experiments!
“In conversations with the elderly, you’ll find an abundance of knowledge, grace, and perspectives that only age and experience can offer.”