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Who can not step alone in the pedals, should still take excursions on the fresh air - with the help of other and electric tailwind. This is the idea of a project of the state of Hesse, in which approximately and nursing homes are equipped for a certain time with special wheels. On tour it goes with e-rickshaws or e-tandems. People with a visual impairment should also benefit from it.
"I think that's a great thing," says Katja Noll, the head of the "Römergarten Senior Residence Haus Ullrich" in the Central Hessian Kirchhain. The decor is one of several in Hesse, which participate in the project. So far, employees have driven the residents, now also volunteers have been found that made with the seniors trips.
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Two passengers find place on the electrically powered Riksha. "Trips to the city, but also to smaller lakes nearby are popular," says Noll. For the seniors, the freedom and possibility to make contacts. "If that will continue so well, we want to buy your own bike rickshaw."
to the concept of the project «Cycling together New Discover» belongs: The country, together with the "Association of Moving Mobility Hesse" social institutions, provides special bicycles that are intended for people with reduced mobility. Support is also available from the club «Cycling without Alter Germany». Thus, people should open new recreational opportunities, more variety and freedom of movement. In addition, the initiative wants to show what options there are also for those who can not go alone or from their own strength on bike ride.
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The demand is great according to the Hessian Ministry of Economic Affairs: "Currently ten special wheels are in circulation», reports a spokesman. Most of the wheels are used accordingly in senior and elderly care. For three months, an institution could use the offer. The project was launched last November and should run until the end of the year. "We examine the possibility of an extension until next year."
The Blind Study Institute in Marburg also uses an e-tandem under the project: "This is a great way for the blind or highly visually impaired students, trips to companies," says a spokeswoman. At the weekend, students with caregivers of the boarding board can use the tandem. With the hilly environment, the E-wheel is advantageous. In addition, this is a great movement in the lying position for the students.
The Social Association VDK Hesse-Thüringen is the initiative "very positive towards", as a spokeswoman communicates. For people will be able to explore their environment and talk to others. The association is with the project and provides social institutions in the North Hessian Niestental and in Friedrichsdorf in the Harttaunuskreis each one of the special wheels. "For us, the initiative opens up a new volunteer field of activity for people who want to use more social participation," complements the spokeswoman. Because the wheels would be driven by volunteers.
The Corona pandemic, according to the Social Association, currently ensures a delay in implementation: «Old and care facilities that we have already contacted respond to still restrained." However, one should be confident that the progression of vaccinations will change in spring.
One in five workers at older adult care homes have not received first jab .
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