Together with the community of Ilanz/Glion, the project developer Nocasa and Spitex Foppa, the Vita Collective Foundation is designing future-oriented living space and accommodation so people can grow old in a carefree way. As people age, their needs also change, and the demand for suitable housing that enables people to remain at home for as long as possible is increasing.
Living in a networked neighborhood
At the Residenza St. Joseph in Ilanz/Glion, an innovative concept has been realized. The Vita Collective Foundation has invested 43 million Swiss francs in 74 apartments in the new eleven-story high-rise building and the renovated old Dominican convent. Many different kinds of people live together here in a networked neighborhood. Multi-generation accommodation is suitable for people of all ages who want to build relationships in a close-knit living environment. The neighborhood room and the multi-generation playground are public areas that foster daily interaction between people – they are places for exercise and encounters. The apartments have been built in a way that supports the needs of different generations, and Spitex Foppa is on site in the new building, offering residents a basic range of support services for everyday life and health-related emergencies. In addition to this, all residents of the new building and the renovated monastery can make use of locally coordinated services such as apartment cleaning, laundry and catering services.
As a pension fund, the Vita Collective Foundation invests strategically in forward-looking housing and living space. One key aspect here is demand- and impact-oriented cooperation with the communities and local players. The Foundation is actively involved, from project development up to (and including) the overall operating phase of an accommodation complex. Based on the communal policy for older people, it forms long-term partnerships and ensures that the concerns of the community and local service suppliers are incorporated, and this also strengthens regional value creation.