Topic: living at home for life

Most people want to live at home for the rest of their lives. The question of whether this wish can be fulfilled and what prerequisites are necessary for this, is being investigated by the bamberg district office in the context of various events.

The touring exhibition "9 x self-determined living in upper franconia" ( 9x ofra ) shows results of a study investigating how to improve the use of existing technical and social possibilities in connection with the care of elderly people in their own homes. Four project partners are involved: the church housing company joseph-stiftung, the bamberg social foundation, the chamber of handicrafts for upper franconia and the institute of psychogerontology at the friedrich-alexander-university erlangen-nurnberg. The exhibition is open until 23. January in the meeting building of the district office bamberg and from 24. January to 6. February in the foyer of the steigerwaldklinik burgebrach.

Information day on 1. February

On saturday, 1. February, takes place in the steigerwaldklinik from 14 to 18.30 a.M. An information day under the motto "living at home for a lifetime instead of. In the context of lectures, guided tours through the exhibition "9x ofra" and information stands will provide information on the topic of "living in old age" inform. With an "old-age suit you can also try out for yourself how it feels to cope with (age-related) physical limitations in your own homeliness. An obstacle course also shows why even small thresholds can become an obstacle and trip hazard for walkers or wheelchairs.

Events are held for experts from the fields of construction, planning and trades, at which the requirements for age-appropriate and barrier-free living space are examined from different angles and solutions are presented. The question is not whether, but how accessibility can be implemented. Because on the one hand, the number of people with disabilities or mobility impairments is increasing. On the other hand, it is not only people with physical disabilities and the elderly who benefit from accessibility. Rather, daily life is also made easier for families with children, pregnant women, children and sick people.

Information on the trade (age-appropriate adaptation of living space with the aid of technical, digital solutions) will be available at the 20. January, 17 to 18.30 o’clock, in the landratsamt. Age-appropriate and barrier-free construction is the topic of a lecture for architects, civil engineers and planners on the 21st of september. January, 4 to 6 p.M., also at the district administration office