Health and social inclusion – for seniors too
«HEKS/EPER AltuM Eastern Switzerland» targets migrants 55 years and over from Italy, Turkey, Spain, Portugal and the former Yugoslavia. The project organizes information events in various languages at cultural associations, municipalities and companies, on social security and health issues in old age. Attendees learn more about the OASI, supplementary benefits and their pension fund and are invited to meet at specialist offices and institutions that work with the aged. This familiarizes them with home care services or with a nursing home, for example. Exercise sessions and swimming lessons boost their health, while group outings and monthly Café meetings enhance their social inclusion.