VICINITY project at the workshop “Friendly cities for people with dementia ”Technical
The Municipality of Pilea- Hortiatis as part of the VICINITY project and member of the “National Inter-municipal Network Healthy City - Health Promotion (NINHC-HP) , held an information day about keeping people with dementia safe and adjusting their environment in order to make their living independent.
The case was to disseminate to the public the support the Municipality provides to the elderly through VICINITY, by digitizing, automating and providing medical care services, in order to enable people to obtain a better quality and independent life.
The first mention of VICINITY to the audience, was made by the mayor Ignatios Kaitezidis in his opening speech, where he presented the project and it's benefits. Dr Georgios Krikelis,the expert of the program, carried out a thorough presentation of the action already taken by the health specialist personnel (doctor, psycologist, nutritionist). He also pointed out that with the combination of sensors, actuators and integrated communication devices installed at homes, the Municipality provides assisted living to elderly people and people with long terms needs, while users can configure
their set ups, integrate standards according to the services they want to use and fully control their desired level of privacy.