Already for the fifth time brose supports the awo mehr generationen haus in coburg with a donation of 20000 euro. The amount is intended for the further development of the intergenerational work of the social institution.
Steffen tauss, head of social and health services at the brose group, learned about new and already successfully launched projects at the annual advisory board meeting of the awo’s mehr generationen haus, which could be financed thanks to the request by the automotive supplier.
One of these exciting concepts is the neighborhood network. In addition to monthly meetings to get to know each other and exchange ideas, it offers mutual assistance in everyday life. For example, a schoolboy explains the internet to his elderly neighbor, who in turn accepts packages for him.
The neighborhood network was initially designed for the ketschendorf district only. 71 events have already taken place. During the height of the corona crisis, it developed into an important contact point. Many young and old people contributed to a rough experience with their offer of support.
From the beginning of the exit restriction in march of this year until the first relaxations, 79 volunteers came forward to help out. In 65 cases, help could be arranged quickly and without bureaucracy.
Steffen tauss was impressed by the concept: "the corona crisis has presented us all with major challenges, whether in the company or in our private lives. The neighborhood network made everyday life easier for many people during the height of the pandemic. I am pleased that we support the great work of the mehr generationen haus with our donation."
With the gradual reopening, the events within the framework of the neighborhood network have been reconceptualized. Smaller groups now meet for outdoor readings or walks. "It has once again been shown that more generations of houses can react quickly and flexibly to social changes. They are not only points of contact for unusual concerns, but also places for needs-based initiatives", emphasizes board member of the awo district association of upper franconia/middle franconia sonja borzel. Of the