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Podcast with Klaus Wegleitner: "Caring Community": Wie stellt man Lebensräume bestmöglich auf eine alternende Gesellschaft ein?

Thursday, 05 May 2022

Zeitpolster - Der Podcast fürs clevere ÄLTERWERDEN / Time Cushion - The podcast for clever AGEING

#10 with Klaus Wegleitner: "Caring Community" How do you best adapt living spaces to an aging society?

Zeitpolster - Der Podcast fürs clevere ÄLTERWERDEN

Sociologist Klaus Wegleitner is active both in the academic environment and in practice in the fields of age and care. He worked in the hospice/palliative care sector, and now he is is a researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Aging and Care Research (University of Graz) and is the chairman of the "Sorgenetz" association in Vienna.

In this conversation, he explains what the term "Caring Community" means, and what it takes for civil society and the political framework to support our lives in the best possible way in the various phases of life.

Using the “Achtsamer 8.” initiative in the 8th district in Vienna, he explains how projects, courses and places can be created that are beneficial for seniors. What is important when you want to involve people in initiatives? How do local conditions affect society's sense of responsibility/initiative?

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Klaus Wegleitner

Sorgenetz, Verein zur Förderung gesellschaftlicher Sorgekultur. Leben, Alter, Demenz und Sterben.

You can listen to the podcast here (in German)

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