Moov&Smile by Siel Bleu

Siel Bleu in Germany

Deployment in Germany

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Germany is one of the two countries selected for the second phase of the Moov&Smile project, which involves, among other things, experimenting, deploying and perpetuating Siel Bleu in two new European countries until June 2024 by improving the quality of life of beneficiaries who are losing their independence or in long-term care thanks to our tool, Adapted Physical Activity.

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State of play

Svenia Zimnik has joined the Moov&Smile team to create and develop a new Siel Bleu structure in Germany. She is currently in the implementation phase, where Adapted Physical Activity will be tested in care facilities.

All the latest news from Siel Bleu Germany:

Svenia Zimnik, moov and smile project leader in Germany
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Svenia is currently supporting 80 participants a week over a 4-month program with 6 partners. Would you also like to bring a smile to the health of your residents?

Contact Svenia to find out more information!

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Its flagship programs

  • Falls prevention
  • Chair gymnastics
  • Alzheimer Gymnastics
  • Gymnastics around the table
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Main partners

  • Diakonie
  • Inter Pares
  • SAH
  • Pflegedienst Löwenherz
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Main data to remember

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Demographic change

The baby boom generation (born between 1955 and 1970) is the largest age group in terms of numbers. They are now of working age and will retire within the next two decades.

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Health expenses

65% (261.8 million euros) of the expenses are financed by social contributions, which every citizen automatically pays with his or her salary.

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Care sector
(BMG, 2020)

Around 3.4 million people in need of care (as of 2017)

764,648 employees in nursing homes
(in 2017)


390,322 employees in outpatient care services

(from 2017)

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Health insurance system

Compulsory health insurance: the contribution depends on income. All insured persons receive the same benefits

The general contribution rate is 14.6% (employer pays 50%).

But also:

  • 2/3 of the German population over 65 is overweight
  • Only 21% of people over the age of 65 meet the WHO recommendations for physical activity (150 minutes of moderate physical activity + 2 strengthening sessions per week).
  • Around 12% of older people feel lonely
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Territory in development

The study of the ecosystem (healthcare, institutions, beneficiaries, funding) was an essential step in refining the development strategy and determining that the experiment would take place in regions with a high population density and a large number of potential partners. This is why Leipzig, in the Saxony region, is the starting point for this experiment, because according to the Social Report Leipzig 2022:

  • It is Germany's 8th largest city (and Saxony's largest)
  • 122,519 elderly people over 65 live there
  • 67 retirement homes
  • The need for homecare and assisted living is increasing
Svenia is now entering the development phase.

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