Johanniter Austria opens a residence for elderly people in Vienna

Vienna, Austria, 29. November 2016

Sonja Seferlis, the leader of the housekeeping team, with other team members

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On 29 November 2016, around 70 guests came to celebrate the official opening of the Residence Schichtgründe, which provides 53 flats for rent aiming at facilitating an independent and secure living for elderly people. It is the very first project of Johanniter Austria of this kind. Security and everyday services are at the disposal of residents. All living spaces and entrances are barrier-free and equipped with a Johanniter home emergency button launching an immediate emergency call at a near-by Johanniter station when activated. Other routine services, such as cleaning, laundry, care or community activities with other residents are organised by a residence housekeeping unit for an additional fee.   

Sonja Seferlis

After short welcoming words from the president of Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe Austria Johannes Bucher, members of the housekeeping team of the residence introduced themselves. President Bucher underlined the important added value of this project, since it allows seniors or people with impairments with various layers of care needs to lead an independent way of life. The event continued in the spirit of informal conversations and getting-to-know each other by small buffet.  

The project of the Residence Schichtgründe was undertaken by Johanniter in cooperation with the Austrian Association of Residences Constructors (Wohnbauunternehmen ÖVW) and the Austrian Accommodation for Citizens Initiative (Volkswohnwerk).