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Responsible for the service Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki

Day activities for the elderly

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Day activities are preventative activities that also support rehabilitation and promote the functional abilities, mental agility and social relationships of the elderly.

The primary purpose of the day activities is to support clients with memory disorders and/ or are in informal care, in order to enable living at home, to maintain their independence and remain independent or have supported functionality. In addition, the day activities contribute to the well-being of the customer's relatives and caretakers.

Day activities are goal-oriented and, therefore, a personal care and service plan is made for each customer. The functional abilities of the customer are maintained through daily exercise, outdoor activities and socio-cultural activities.

The service is applied for by calling the Senior Info.

Day activities are organised in the city's own units and purchased service units. The customer fee is €17.90, including a group transport, meals and the activities defined in the care and service plan.

If the customer can alternatively choose a service voucher for day activities.

To whom and on what terms

Day activities for the elderly are intended for persons who are over 65 years of age, who live at home or who are in informal care.

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Background information

Day activities are organised for persons with disabilities, older persons and other social welfare service users to support independent coping, promote interpersonal relationships and offer the persons something meaningful to do. In day activities, the service users may play games, listen to music, dance or take other types of indoor or outdoor exercise, and have guided or informal discussions.

If a person with severe disabilities does not have the capabilities for work activities, they are entitled to participate in day activities five days a week. A person in working age who participates in day activities may also try taking part in work activities.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceSocial Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 1/21/2022