Better community services are introduced in the city, which provide easier access to healthcare, such as dental check-ups in schools, and housing and mobility services for the elderly.
NEW PROJECT TO IMPROVE HEALTH, HOUSING, AND MOBILITY
The authorities of Ostrów Wielkopolski have implemented a project to improve services with regard to healthcare, housing policy, and mobility.
DENTAL CARE IN SCHOOLS AND A FOCUS ON SENIORS
In order to provide residents with easier access to healthcare, the city has gradually expanded its offer of free, preventive examinations and re-established a dental care and cavity prevention programme in schools. With regard to social care, the priority is on senior citizens and families. The city offers a municipal 'newborn allowance', the Ostrów Family Card 3+, the Ostrów Senior Card, the day centre Senior-WIGOR, and the Tele-Care Programme for senior citizens.
AGE-FRIENDLY CITY OSTRÓW
In 2016, Ostrów Wielkopolski was accepted into the prestigious WHO Age-friendly Cities and Communities Network. The city has started to build communal flats for senior citizens. Meanwhile, the Ostrów Friendly Housing Programme is directed at families who have a poor credit history. With the help of EU funds, Ostrów plans to invest further in low carbon buses, bicycle lanes, and mobile apps for smartphones.