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Cité Seniors

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.

⚠ Important information concerning the situation of the new coronavirus ⚠

In order to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading among the most vulnerable population groups, the City of Geneva has cancelled all activities and events for senior citizens until further notice and has closed Cité seniors. A list of sites that have been closed and activities and events that have been cancelled is updated on a daily basis; we recommend that you consult this regularly and thank you for your understanding. Furthermore, the City of Geneva invites you to take note of the specific recommendations issued by the federal authorities for people aged 65 and over and for people already suffering from an illness.
La façade du bâtiment de Cité Seniors.

Opening times and access

Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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:

The full activities programme, presented on a half-yearly basis, is available on site or for download at the bottom of this page.

IT area

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.


Cité Seniors

Rue de Lausanne 62
1202 Genève
Tél. 0800 18 19 20
Fax +41 22 418 53 51
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Article modifié le 20.05.2020 à 09:32