Lynby - Taarbæk Kommune

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Winnie Berndtson
Fundraiser og Kommunikation

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Organization

The Municipality of Lyngby-Taarbæk, situated north of Copenhagen in the so called Green Area, consists of Lyngby, the commercial centre, and several smaller towns and villages. Lyngby-Taarbæk is home to around 53,000 people. The scenic municipality is a center of knowledge and commerce and home to many businesses of all sizes, incl. It has one of Northern Europe’s leading universities and some of the best public and technical colleges in the country. The Municipality has a goal for 2020: The vision for city of knowledge and urban development 2020, (http://www.vidensby.dk/English.aspx) is to be one of the leading university towns, and centres of knowledge and creativity in Northern Europe. It is a leading university town with high quality and a broad range of educations, and has a generally high degree of well educated citizens.

Role in REACH

Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality has 486 long term care homes for older citizens who require fully assisted care and 247 homes for assisted care where citizens have some degree of independent living. The number of 65+ citizens is 10,609 in 2015 and is expected rise to around 11.100 in 2018. Lyngby-Taarbæk is well suited to provide a realistic test and demonstration of the technologies and activation programmes developed in the project, having a number of eligible housing facilities for older citizens, a comprehensive programme for care and health services