Commitment to volunteering

In keeping with the motto of the Year of Science 2013, “Demographische Chance” ('The demographic opportunity'), Fraunhofer IMW’s Price and Service Management unit and the University of Leipzig’s Service Management faculty decided to forego their Christmas party, opting instead to give their time. On 17 December 2013, the staff visited the Geriatrics Center in Zwenkau to bake biscuits and sing Christmas carols with the patients. The idea emerged during a cooperation between the Leipzig Fraunhofer Center and Gerinet Leipzig in the course of a project on “Lokalen Allianzen für Menschen mit Demenz” ('Local alliances for people with dementia').