The new building of the senior citizens’ center was the focus of an information afternoon in haus waldenfels. On her tour of the district, member of the bundestag elisabeth scharfenberg (bundnis 90 / die grunen) visited bad kissingen and bad bruckenau. She is the spokesperson for old-age and care policy and a member of the health committee in her parliamentary group. Scharfenberg quickly made contact with the residents.
"I hope I live to see the new building", 94-year-old resident else hippler made a wish. After the architect dieter ben kauffmann, who was commissioned with the planning, had vividly awakened desires with his 3-D model of the new building, this was only too understandable.
"Our over 40 year old house waldenfels is getting on in years", confirmed marco schafer, director of the von hesssche foundation. The new building ensemble between ernst-putzstrabe and crailsheimstrabe is to be built on the former site of the district hospital. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for next spring, but the exact date is not yet known.
There are plans for a nursing home, assisted living, living quarters for the disabled, as well as outpatient and inpatient caritas services, but also private facilities. Group meetings with seniors from outside the house and younger generations have also been considered, schafer explained.
"This is a major building decision by the foundation", mayor brigitte meyerdierks (CSU) was pleased with the "filigree building design on a slope". This will positively liven up the cityscape. Last but not least jobs were secured and increased.
"Waldenfels is just one of many stations that i visit as a spokesperson for care policy in bavaria", said scharfenberg. The new plan is in line with the idea of bringing together different groups such as the disabled, the elderly and the young. In the area of the nursing care insurance it is necessary to change some structures, so that the financing is guaranteed.
"Care must not be a private sector, but a social obligation", scharfenberg called for increased commitment from the rich. Profits from renting and leasing as well as interest income from property are suitable sources for tax purposes. "Solidarity is not a one-way street, said scharfenberg.
In bad kissingen, scharfenberg was previously at the day care of the nursing service. "I had gained a very good impression there. This care service is an important facility, especially for dementia patients", she said and added: "it is a great relief for carers during the day".