"Housing in old age": Warngau municipal council founds working group
Created: 09/26/2022, 07:02
By: Katrin Hager
What can the municipality do to ensure that seniors can stay in their familiar surroundings for as long as possible?
A working group is to deal with this in Warngau © Thomas Plettenberg
What does it take to retire in a familiar environment?
The Warngau municipal council wants to find out.
The committee founded the working group “Housing for the Elderly”.
– Not everything always runs smoothly in childcare either.
But senior citizens have a much smaller "lobby", says Warngau Mayor Klaus Thurnhuber (FWG).
The Warngau municipal council wants to change something about this: the committee is setting up a small working group for this purpose.
People are getting older.
And everyone wants to remain independent and in their familiar environment for as long as possible.
In order for this to succeed, an infrastructure is needed that provides what senior citizens and their families need.
Thurnhuber explains that the new working group “Housing for the Elderly” will deal with what is needed in the municipality of Warngau.
The municipal council had decided to do this at a closed meeting.
At the most recent meeting of the committee, the task was to fill the working group so that it could start work.
Adolf Schwarzer (CSU), Winfried Dresel (Greens) and Hubert Deflorin (Bavarian Party) were nominated from the ranks of the municipal council and appointed with a unanimous vote.
Thurnhuber believes that commitment is important.
"This topic is given too little consideration," says the mayor.
“Childcare is one of the compulsory tasks, there is a legal right.
But the older generation almost falls behind, which really annoys me a lot.” That's why the municipality wants to think about how it can support its older citizens.
There are already volunteer offers from the Warngau Neighborhood Aid, which Dresel initiated as a village doctor.
The initiative of the municipality also wants to go to the basics, i.e. housing or temporary accommodation such as day care or short-term care.
"We don't know what it will be," says Thurnhuber.
The working group "Living in old age" is to work out what is necessary and useful for Warngau.
Experts should also be consulted.
"We don't have to reinvent the wheel," Thurnhuber is certain, "we just have to knock on the right doors."