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HEKS/EPER is making a difference in the «Age and migration» in Eastern Switzerland

Through the programmes it offers, the HEKS/EPER Regional Office Eastern Switzerland makes a vital contribution to social cohesion and the inclusion of disadvantaged people in society. Through its work of advocacy it promotes equal opportunity for all, irrespective of culture, religion, social status and gender. It also sets great store by the encouragement of harmonious coexistence between immigrants and local people. The Regional Office works closely with national churches, regional and cantonal authorities, as well as private institutions.

HEKS/EPER in Eastern Switzerland

Contact us: 

The HEKS/EPER Regional Office Eastern Switzerland
Weinfelderstrasse 11
8580 Amriswil
Tel.: +41 71 410 16 84
Fax: +41 71 410 16 85
E-Mail: heks_ostschweiz@heks.ch

 

Head of the Regional Office:

Gabriela Alfanz

Older migrants are often unfamiliar with the Swiss retirement system and with local facilities and care systems. The "HEKS/EPER AltuM" project is designed to improve living conditions, from a health and social standpoint, of immigrants 55 years and over living in the Cantons of Zürich and Aargau, as well as in Eastern Switzerland and Vaud. Through health education programmes and participation in specific activities and events, men and women learn to take better care of their health. Older migrants get to know about the relevant schemes and institutions and are encouraged to spread the word in their social network.