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Austria in the year 2050: more than 900,000 people will be over 80 years old.


Who will look after those who aren’t able to care for themselves?

The full-time and voluntary Red Cross workers.


Their job today is to help those in need: in nursing homes, with mobile care for the elderly, as home help or with Meals on Wheels. The Red Cross ‘Direct Call’ service ensures safety for people living alone: press the button, and help arrives. The stationary and mobile hospice teams make it possible for the ill to live in dignity until the end. Accompanied trips or meetings for senior citizens promote ‘active ageing’ and ensure better care without mammoth costs.

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