I asked if she was
working for money.
Her answer surprised me: “I do not work for money, but I put my time in
the ‘time bank’, and
when I cannot move in my old age,
I could withdraw it.”
'time' taking care of
the elderly when
they were younger, and when they were old, ill or needed care could withdraw it.
Applicants must be healthy, good at communicating
and full of love.
Everyday they have to look after the elderly who need help.
She went to work twice a week, spending two
hours each time helping the
elderly, shopping, cleaning
their room, taking them out to sunbathe,
chatting with them. @hathyogi1
service, “Time Bank” will calculate her working hours and issue her
a “time bank card”.
When she needs someone to take care of her,
she can use
her “time bank card” to “time to
withdraw “time and time interest”. @Bala8105
of the landlady everyday, chatted with her and made delicious meals for her.
Under the meticulous care
of the carer, the landlady soon recovered her health.
After recovering, the landlady went back to "work".
Today, in Switzerland,
the use of "time banks" to support old age has become a common practice.
This not only saves the country pension expenses, but also solves other social problems.