A major new centre for wellbeing services targeting the area’s rapidly growing elderly population is being planned in Tuusula, southern Finland. The municipality of Tuusula is looking for partners in the project including investors, developers and service providers. The aim of the project is to provide diverse services and new ideas to support independent living for senior citizens.
According to Pirjo Vainio, Director of Social and Health Services at the Municipality of Tuusula, the new centre could include apartments and commercial services like a hair salon, restaurant, caretaker and cleaning services, retail stores and private health services. The municipality is also looking for a private company to provide round the clock services. The municipality is also considering whether to outsource residential and care services for the elderly, recovering mental health patients and disabled people to private companies.
Following a competitive tender, the Municipality of Tuusula has selected Nordic Healthcare Group to implement the project. The company is tasked with the planning and modelling of the service centre, and the implementation of the procurement process. Other partners include Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, and Culminatum Innovation Oy. The wellbeing centre will be located in the former grounds of a military garrison in Tuusula’s Rykmentinpuisto and could open in 2020.