Visiting a relative, attending a play, going to an administration office, following a physiotherapy session are all activities of daily life.
However, many the elderly for whom, health problems, the fear of a fall or the lack of adequate infrastructure represent significant obstacles. While relatives often provide mobility assistance, they are not always available.
Journeys accompanied by volunteers
To overcome this situation, Transport Red Cross offers a support for seniors in the form of transport made by trained volunteers, with their own vehicle. Volunteer drivers accompany the beneficiary of his home to destination. They wait during the appointment or planned activity, and lead back the person to his home.
In the City of Geneva
The service supported by City of Geneva is intended for people of retirement age, residents in the territory of the City of Geneva, who cannot take public transport alone and who do not have sufficient financial resources to be able to afford private services.
In order to be accessible to the greatest number, the rate of a journey made in the canton of Geneva is CHF 5.- (CHF 10.- return).
Throughout the Canton
More globallythe Red Cross offers also this service to residents of the entire Canton of Geneva, for transport linked to social or cultural activities, or necessary in the context of health, such as medical appointments.
A partnership with the City of Geneva and the Geneva Red Cross
This partnership between the City of Geneva and the Geneva Red Cross is part of the Long-term policy life established by the Department of Social Cohesion and Solidarity. With the aging of the population, isolation among seniors is increasing and represents a real challenge for the social cohesion. Can not move constitutes an aggravating factor ofsocial isolation among seniors.
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