” Prevention is a major part of our businessexplains Steeve Martin, Prevention Projects Manager at Harmonie Mutuelle. As such, intergenerational cohabitation responds to our desire to offer our senior members differentiating solutions allowing them to age in good health, at home and in good conditions. “. Of which act.
To do this, the mutual company has chosen to reference the offer of the start-up Xenia. Sealed around an agreement between the two companies, this partnership aims to “evangelize” and offer senior members of the mutual insurance company an intergenerational cohabitation service.
More concretely, it involves connecting young people under 30 with people over 60 who have a vacant room in their home. A concept born twenty years ago in Barcelona in Spain and which has since developed in France
By putting this senior’s room up for rent, the xenia service allows seniors to benefit from additional income (on average 350 euros per month).
In addition to the financial aspect, the idea is also to offer a social and supportive response to keeping the elderly at home, a public health issue, and to their isolation on a daily basis by promoting the creation of links between generations.
To introduce its members to intergenerational cohabitation, a whole system of actions will be deployed by the mutual during the year in order to promote this new service, which is still little known to the French.
Among them, webinars on the theme of intergenerational colocation, targeted communication actions or even events in agencies throughout France (Paris, Nancy, Nantes, etc.) to present this concept to seniors but also to local elected officials, businesses and regional associations.
Seniors who wish to subscribe to this service will be offered a promotional code allowing them to benefit from 50% on the platform’s administration fees, ie 50 euros for contracts lasting more than 3 months.
” The partnership set up by our two companies is a great opportunity to introduce as many people as possible to the benefits of intergenerational cohabitation. Together we will go faster and better. But above all, we are going to provide seniors with a solution allowing them to live longer at home. says Céline Amaury, founder of Xenia.