Consulting for communities

Consulting for communities

Communities in transition

Tackling challenges today

Many current and future challenges for communities are complex and interdependent: coping with demographic change, reducing costs, improving ecology, and addressing loneliness through networking and service. bonainvest Holding and its subsidiaries can support and implement future-oriented solutions in these areas.

A turn away from the classic retirement home is long overdue. What is needed are combined, flexible and cost-effective forms of living and services that respond better than today to the wishes and needs of the Silver Society.
Integrated cooperation in care for the elderly in the field of outpatient and inpatient care, as well as new, intelligent housing offers, enable people to live longer in their own four walls. This will be cheaper for every single elderly person, but also for the communities.
With social and digital networking and a range of individually optimised services, the communities increase the quality of life and security of their inhabitants and thus become more attractive themselves.
Sustainable living does not only mean that apartments have to be built in such a way that they are suitable for all life situations. In the future, housing must also make an even greater ecological contribution to achieving climate goals. For this reason, present-day and future buildings must meet ever higher sustainability standards.

50 years of experience

Ivo Bracher, Chairman of the Board of Management of bonainvest Holding AG, presides in Biberist the Cooperative Alterssiedlung, in which the municipality of Biberist is also represented. Already 50 years ago, the cooperative recognized that the construction of apartments suitable for generations is the only practicable way to face demographic change on the one hand and the needs of older people and those of the communities on the other.

This led to the idea of bonacasa: mixed-generation living with threshold-free architecture and services and security available on request. In order to realize more projects, additional financial resources were needed, which is why the capital of private investors and above all pension funds was merged into a real estate investment company in 2009. All bonainvest projects are built according to the bonacasa building standard for future-oriented living.

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Solutions from a single source

Our expertise is based on the three core areas consulting, implementation and networking: We support communities strategically in the development of a generational concept or in the reorientation of their old-age policy. With a long-term orientation, we develop and realize with bonainvest mixed-generation real estate projects in cooperation with municipalities. With bonacasa, we promote social and digital networking and offer a wide range of facilities such as concierge services or the 24/7 emergency call, which we can also make available at community level.

Using our expertise and many years of experience, we also work together with external experts in the fields of old-age and pension policy to develop concepts and solutions that can be implemented. We provide recommendations for action and organise seminars or workshops with communities. We clarify, for example, the question of what the optimal cooperation between outpatient and inpatient care institutions looks like or what the demand is for generationally suitable apartments in the community or region.

With bonainvest, we provide a reliable and fair investor to quickly implement projects according to the individual needs of a community. We organise independent architectural competitions or realise sustainable, generation-suitable residential buildings for and with communities. In the meantime, we have built a total of more than 1,000 apartments suitable for all generations at 23 locations, some of them under building law. We are also specialized in planning and realizing residential care homes.

We network not only residents of bonacasa apartments among themselves, but also residents of communities. For example, we have set up a contact point for questions about old age. We realize our residential buildings according to the bonacasa construction standard. On request, we integrate the 24/7 emergency call with bonacasa and offer assistance, meals or household services from a single source to ensure a long life in your own four walls. In that way, communities not only improve the living quality of their inhabitants, but also reduce their own health care costs.


Booklet (in German)

The brochure "Concepts and solutions for future-oriented municipalities" shows the implementation competence of bonaninvest Holding and its subsidiaries in cooperation with municipalities.

At your service

Contact person

Emanuel Gfeller
Project Manager Communities & Homes
bonacasa AG
Hauptstrasse 20a
CH-4702 Oensingen

T +41 32 625 95 92