From the very youngest to the elderly – everyone should feel at home in the Green Heart of Austria. In order to achieve this, the province offers a wide range of leisure and care options, affordable housing and a stable network to combine family and work.
Social interaction plays an important role in Austria. Readiness to help, solidarity and a sense of community are therefore given a particularly high priority here. This can be seen, for example, in the many social institutions and services that strengthen the social fabric. From retirement homes to childcare facilities, information points or community centres – they all enable people in Steiermark to lead a fulfilled life and provide support in various situations.
Families with their main residence in Steiermark can apply for the Family Pass from the Provincial Government of Steiermark to enjoy leisure, sports, cultural and educational activities at a reduced rate. The pass also gives discounted travel on public transport. (only in german)
"Kinderdrehscheibe Steiermark" provides an overview of all options – not just holiday care. You can filter by age group or region and individual day offers are available too. (only in german)
Around 45.5 percent do voluntary work and thus contribute to the well-being of the community. Volunteer exchanges serve as an interface between organisations and private individuals, giving advice and mediating upon request. (only in german)
Steiermark is known for its wide range of leisure activities: animal parks, climbing gardens and historic castles delight young and old. But there is plenty of nature and relaxation to be enjoyed here too. From swimming in summer to skiing in winter – there’s something for everyone.
Steiermark offers first-class healthcare for families with its modern hospitals, specialists and child and youth medical facilities. Comprehensive healthcare and fast medical assistance in emergencies are guaranteed here.
For those who have recently moved to Steiermark, the parent-child centres are a great place to get chatting and meet like-minded people.
Here are even more useful links on all topics related to family and social affairs.
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