urban dwellers want to have services near them
The results of a Finnish survey on modern urban living (Norstat 08/2017) show that the most essential aspect of living in an apartment building is the quick availability of services near the home.
About two-thirds of Finns intend to buy more services in the future to make their everyday lives easier. Purchases will increase especially in cleaning, health care and handyman services and delivery of food and groceries.
More than 70%
of Finns consider it important or very important that services facilitating their everyday lives are available near them and are easy to buy
of Finns intend to buy more services in the future to facilitate their everyday lives
More than 60%
of Finns believe that neighbourhood co-operation increases the feeling of security and the willingness to help others
of Finns would definitely or possibly participate in neighbourhood co-operation, if this was available
A great savings potential for society
By including in the zoning plan conceptualised housing that supports the well-being of people, substantial savings can be achieved, not only from the viewpoint of cities and towns but also for the whole of society.
The entire society is doing better, when its individuals are doing better. A better quality of life also improves the residents’ ability to work, which serves to promote employment and boost tax revenue.
An active life helps aged people live independently longer. Just for one person to be able to live independently one year longer translates into annual savings of 40,000–50,000 euros in health care and social welfare costs.
Health City Finland Oy
Health City Finland, the developer of the Kotikatu365 concept, is a new kind of actor in the housing market. The company takes care of project development and project management in the construction of residential areas based on its concept. Once an area is completed, the company oversees its development as service operator.
Health City Finland Oy is part of the COR Group, a Finnish corporate group engaged in the health and well-being business. The Kotikatu365 concept makes use of the group’s strong expertise in the well-being and digital sectors in the provision of living solutions, residential development and operation of services.
The COR Group, a 100% Finnish corporate group, is known for its innovative development.
In addition to Health City Finland, the COR Group comprises Coronaria, one of Finland’s largest health service providers, Terve Media, a digital media provider, and Liikku, a fitness centre chain. Touhula, the largest daycare centre chain in the Nordic countries, is an associated company of the COR Group.
The Group’s consolidated net sales increased to EUR 170 million in 2017, and the Group has a total staff of almost 3,000 around Finland.