Time out from daily life
Family, friends or simply dear people visit the Hedwig-Schenkel-Haus. And leave their sorrows at the door.
Family and friends
We encourage both relatives and friends to visit the Hedwig-Schenkel-Haus frequently: keep sharing with the people that have mattered throughout your life.
Your mother, grandma or aunt doesn’t want to retreat to a retirement home? Your uncle, granddad or dad fears the solitude of sheltered housing? Please try to understand their longing for joy, sociability and purpose. Their move to Italy need not mean a permanent separation. Doesn’t everyone need strong family and friend connections? Children and grown-ups are always welcome to come along for a weekend or a longer spell to join in our everyday life. This enables you to get a sense of what your loved ones hold dear at this later stage in life. It gives family and friends a chance to explore the local area together and boost those essential bonds.
It’s straightforward to get to the Hedwig-Schenkel-Haus with easy access to a motorway, train station and airport. The person you miss is not on the other side of the world but within easy reach. And, of course, it is equally simple for residents to visit you back at home.
Would you like to unwind?
Enjoy our community for a while to relax and recharge your batteries. We offer you the comfort that you need – for example, special areas of tranquillity, Wi-Fi and a pool to take a dip in. Join us for tasty vegetarian or vegan meals. You can look forward to a host of activities such as baking, Kneipp therapy and painting. Our permanent residents will invite you to their regular sessions – including photography, dancing or yoga.
You will want to blossom in our environment and in our community. For this to happen, you will respect our values and take on small tasks. In this setting, connections develop quickly. Short visits and longer-term stays all serve to build trust. By opening up, you gain clarity about your feelings. Discover what you like. Get over a difficult time in your life or simply enjoy socialising.
Find inner calm and follow your spiritual calling. Or you might like to learn Italian, make music with fellow musicians or immerse yourself in local village life. Let us know what you would like to do during your stay. Could it be for a few days, weeks or maybe even months?