In Switzerland after people had some specific surgeries they often need to go for 2-4 weeks of rehabilitation. For that purpose there are quite a few rehabilitation centres. The treatment is covered by the national health insurance.

Our 90 year old auntie is still doing very well. But recently she fell while moving around in her apartment. She broke her hip and had to undergo some surgery. Now she is working on learning to walk again with a rollator hoping that soon she will be able to function without one.

The rehab place she stays at is above lake Thun. The view is wonderful. She gets physiotherapy twice a day and is taught, how to get around.

Food is provided by the hotel service of the center. Guests are welcome and can join in for meals in the restaurant. She has made some other friends and is quite happy there.

A social worker is contacting the social services in her area. Once she returns home there will be people coming in to help with cooking, cleaning or whatever is needed.

Rehabilitation 2018-08-28T19:13:19+00:00

Wonderful Neighbours


Switzerland is a small country with small cities, especially when compared with China. So Chinese friends are amazed when locals greet them as strangers.

We live in a lane with several row houses. The nice thing about this lane is that we all know each other by name and that we function somewhat like a small community.

In summer one lady usually organises a summer party where we set up tables along the lanes, bring food and wines and share the food with each other. We even have three musicians that play as we join in with singing songs.

Our neighbourhood is really great. When we are gone for a while neighbours empty the mail box and water our flowers.

The night we had our party going, the neighbourhood next to ours also had theirs going.

I have to admit that such a friendly neighbourhood is a privilege that can’t be taken for granted. But at the same time it isn’t a just a big exception. In our country there are many other friendly neighbourhoods too.

Wonderful Neighbours 2018-08-17T11:18:43+00:00