Measures for people aged 65 and over
The City of Geneva adopted a serie of measures aiming to protect the health of people aged 65 and over, who are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
On 9 March, with a view to protecting people aged 65 and over, the City adopted a série de measures including the closure of Cité Seniors and the cancellation of cultural and sporting events and activities intended specifically for this target group.
Solidarité 65+ plan
From 20 March, the City of Geneva has implemented a solidarity plan designed to provide assistance to isolated or vulnerable people over the age of 65. This solidarity plan includes several services which will be provided either by the City directly or through partnerships with associations:
Toll-free telephone number
This special number is intended for senior citizens requiring tangible assistance. It also offers them the possibility of registering their details in order to benefit from regular phone contact with the City’s staff and to notify them of any needs they might have.
Meal delivery service
Seniors who wish to have meals delivered to their home can contact Imad- Institution de maintien, d’aide et de soins à domicile (imad) by phone: +41 22 420 23 00.
Assistance with shopping
The Solidarité 65+ plan provides isolated senior citizens with the possibility of requesting assistance with their shopping. This assistance is provided by the City as part of a partnership with the Geneva Red Cross.
Cité Seniors maintains ties
At a time when people aged 65 and over are being encouraged not to leave their home and when contact with their families – and in particular their grandchildren – is proscribed, it is important to “join” them at home in order to maintain ties with them. With this in mind, Cité Seniors now provides a serie of activities, conferences, IT classes and health advice. And all this in the comfort of your own home thanks to a weekly video broadcast.
Article modifié le 13.05.2020 à 13:44