Seniorengenossenschaft e.V. belongs to a welfare association (Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband) and aims at elderly people. It was founded as a citizens' initiative to enable senior citizens to stay in their neighborhood. It combines citizen mutual help with a special time bank model.
An idea of a dentist who wants to help socially or financially distressed people. With his idea of a local health care network, he impressed other doctors, lawyers, a pedicure service and other volunteers. Once a week three of the members give free treatment for homeless people.
Hotel Plus is an accommodation and support offer for mentally ill and homeless people. The project counts 3 hotels in the centre of Cologne. At each hotel, the German Red Cross (Deutsche Rote Kreuz e. V.) offers advisory and support services for the residents.