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Increased service for senior citizens

Service was increased for senior citizens living in Kópavogur and Hafnarfjördur outside Reykjavík this week in terms of home safety, physical and cultural activity and transportation.

Kópavogur made an agreement with the rescue service Landsbjörg on Monday regarding a safety project aimed at all Kópavogur citizens older than 74, amounting to 1,600 individuals in total. Kópavogur supports the project by ISK 2,500 (EUR 28, USD 36) per citizen, as Morgunbladid reports.

Landsbjörg offers information on how to prevent accidents at home and experts at the rescue service offer to visit senior citizens upon request and offer advice on how to make their home a safer place.

In Hafnarfjördur all retirees (older than 66) are entitled to a special card, which gives them free access to the two museums in Hafnarfjördur, its swimming pools and buses. The cards will be sent to the homes of all senior citizens in Hafnarfjördur in the next few days.

Hafnarfjördur also made an agreement with the town’s sports union on Monday, securing senior citizens a discount for the gym. Hafnarfjördur has agreed to pay ISK 2,000 (EUR 22, USD 29) of the price of a membership card for every senior citizen.

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