This social centre, information point and meeting place dedicated to senior citizens organises numerous activities and events. Created by the City of Geneva, it meets the needs of senior citizens.
Opening times and access
Tuesday: from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m to 5 p.m.;
Wednesday to Friday: from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m to 5 p.m.;
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m (see program below).
Cité Seniors has two entrances. One is located at 62, rue de Lausanne and the other at 28, rue Amat. The building is adapted to people with reduced mobility as well as those suffering from a visual or hearing impairment. More detailed information can be found on the Accessible culture in Geneva website.
Information point for senior citizens
Cité Seniors is first and foremost an information point providing a wide range of documentation on all matters that might be of interest to senior citizens. The Cité Seniors team is on hand to welcome each visitor, listen to and inform them as well as trying to help with specific requests.
Activities programme for all
Cité Seniors organises numerous activities and events on a regular basis, including:
- conferences and debates;
- exhibitions, visits and cultural excursions;
- classes and workshops;
- Cité Seniors Sundays.
The full activities programme, presented on a half-yearly basis, is available on site or for download at the bottom of this page.
Cité Seniors boasts an area equipped with computers with Internet and a Wi-Fi zone. Classes and workshops promoting awareness of new technologies are also organised.
Intergenerational meeting place
With its café area where people can relax and read a newspaper, Cité Seniors is not exclusively reserved for senior citizens. It is also an intergenerational meeting place where young and old alike are welcome.
Health advice and monitoring
From 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of every month, a qualified nurse is on hand to answer questions, listen, provide information, take your blood pressure, check your blood sugar levels and offer health advice.
Ticket office for events
Cité Seniors hosts a ticket office for events organised in the theatres of the City of Geneva.
The generosity of Emma Louise Zell
The creation of Cité Seniors, which opened its doors on 17 November 2006, was made possible by a donation from Emma Louise Zell. This Jewish dancer from Berlin, who fled the Nazis and took refuge in Geneva in 1937, received a warm welcome from the City of Geneva’s social service. In recognition of this, Emma Louise Zell bequeathed a large sum of money to the City of Geneva, stipulating that this fund should be used to help senior citizens. In honour of her memory, an IT area now bears her name.
Festival Cité Seniors 2016
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Article modifié le 07.12.2020 à 11:40