Growing old in the country – Challenges and opportunities


Photo: A wheelchair user with her dog in nature; Copyright: Lukas Kapfer |

There are people who like the big city, and there are those who like the village life and nature that is within easy reach. But getting old in the country also means giving up.

Photo: A scooter rental in the city; Copyright:

In the countryside, one is dependent on (car) mobility until old age, while in the city one can rely on a largely well-developed infrastructure in order to move through one's living environment.

Rural projects depend on social commitment

Accessibility needs more publicity and private involvement

Photo: Anne Hofmann; Copyright: private

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