Belgium: The immigrant elderly

Ten percent of the Belgians of immigrant origin who are older than 55 migrated in the past 5 years.  According to data from 2004, 5% of those 55+ in the Flemish Community were immigrants, 70.1% of them were Europeans.

All elderly from North-Africa and Turkey were born abroad.  Of this group, about a thousand aged 65+ came recently to Belgium, usually because they have lost their spouse and come to live by their son or daughter.

Source: HLN (Dutch)

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