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Monika Laschinger is Freising's new senior representative - she already has initial plans

2023-03-09T19:22:31.712Z


A new officer for seniors in the city of Freising is intended to bring a breath of fresh air to the work for seniors, which has been paralyzed for a long time. She already has initial project ideas.


A new officer for seniors in the city of Freising is intended to bring a breath of fresh air to the work for seniors, which has been paralyzed for a long time.

She already has initial project ideas.

Freising

– a new start with fresh energy: After Corona brought the city of Freising’s work for older people to a standstill, a new senior citizens’ representative is now to tackle things freshly: Monika Laschinger introduced herself at the mayor’s press conference in the town hall – and has already named the first projects , which she wants to initiate.

"Everything collapsed in this area due to the pandemic," said Karl-Heinz Wimmer, head of the city's department for education, social affairs and sport.

Since senior citizens were the most vulnerable group of the population, meetings during the pandemic were "out of the question".

"But now it's time to try a new start."

I want the city to remain an attractive place to live for older people.

Senior representative Monika Laschinger

The city of Freising has hired a new senior citizen representative for this: Monika Laschinger has been in office for a little over two months and is already busy making contacts and building a network.

"I'm taking big steps towards the Freising seniors," she reported.

Her goal: "I want the city to remain an attractive place to live for older people."

Laschinger sees itself as a contact point and guide for older people and their families.

"I want to listen, mediate, give advice, be a mouthpiece and translator between seniors and the administration." It's about representing the interests of older people, passing on demands and wishes and articulating needs.

She also wants to establish a network between clubs and associations that are involved in working with the elderly and organize events.

A cross-generational network is to be created

It is important to Monika Laschinger not only to pick up older people with low-threshold offers, but also to make them so fit in the area of ​​digitization that they can find their way around easily.

(By the way: everything from the region is now also available in our regular Freising newsletter.)

In cooperation with the Vhs, for example, a so-called smartphone multiplication table is being considered.

Mayor Eva Bönig suggested that younger people should also be involved in explaining digital devices to the elderly.

On the initiative of the youth city council, something like this was already practiced during the pandemic.

"An intergenerational networking would also be a nice project."

You can find more current news from the district of Freising at Merkur.de/Freising.

Source: merkur

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