The elderly area of Cooperativa Margherita has as its beacon the principles of the European Pact on Demographic Change. The goal of “looking for sustainable solutions to face the challenges related to the aging population” is pursued through a constant analysis of the needs of the territory and the consequent updating of existing services and the creation of new projects.
Silvia CarraroArea coordinator
“In Gaja” is a project aimed at families who take care of elderly people who are not completely self-sufficient, with Alzheimer’s or onset of dementia. In the In Gaja centers, active in Bolzano, Lerino di Torri di Quartesolo and Sandrigo, the elderly find a familiar and stimulating atmosphere and, in addition to receiving professional assistance, participate in various cognitive stimulations and leisure activities. In addition to moments of relief, family members are offered specific consultation and training services, some of which are open to all citizens.
Transport service for frail elderly run by volunteers in order to avoid isolation and allow them to continue living in their daily environment. It is organized by Margherita and carried out in agreement with the Municipalities of Dueville, Camisano Vicentino, Quinto Vicentino and Bolzano Vicentino.
The aim of the project is to accompany partially self-sufficient elderly people to social and recreational centers to encourage them to be socially active. In 2018, the Freccia project was implemented twinning with recreational centers for the elderly in the area. It is active in Sandrigo, Bolzano Vicentino and Monticello Conte Otto.
HOME ELDERLY SERVICE FOR SENIORS (SAD)
Service in agreement with the municipalities which aims to allow people who are not self-sufficient, or partially self-sufficient, to remain in their home, favoring the maintenance of autonomy and guaranteeing support for families in the care work. The professional figures of municipal social worker and socio-health workers, coordinated by the service manager, are involved. It is a service also offered privately and on the weekend.