Germany's top villages and communities for elderly people

Seniors-friendly Helgoland

Once we retire, our lives change suddenly and often in dramatic ways. We usually have a lot more free time, our health becomes more important to us and some things become increasingly difficult over time. In some cases, going to the nearest supermarket or visiting the doctor is a real challenge. That is why we paid attention to leisure activities, but also to infrastructure and health care, in the criteria for senior citizens.
Helgoland is with round about 1,699 points from a maximum of 2,100 the front-runner among Germany's seniors-friendly villages and communities. Großschönau follows closely with 1,659 points. In third position, also following very closely, is Kirchzarten with 1,658 points.

Helgoland for elderly people in numbers

Shop density
Average number of inhabitants per shop
15.4 vs. 412.5
15.4 vs. 412.5
Gastronomy for elderly people
Inhabitants older than 65 years per restaurants, bars, pubs, fast food, cafés etc. in this region
8.1 vs. 122.3
8.1 vs. 122.3
Doctor density
Average number of inhabitants per doctor
632.5 vs. 3,925
632.5 vs. 3,925
Restaurant density
Average number of inhabitants per restaurant
43.6 vs. 655.8
43.6 vs. 655.8
Supermarket Density
Average number of inhabitants per supermarket
180.7 vs. 1,878
180.7 vs. 1,878
Dentist density
Average number of inhabitants per dentist
1,265 vs. 6,078
1,265 vs. 6,078
Linear distance to public swimming
Average linear distance to the next public swimming facility
425m vs. 5.9km
425m vs. 5.9km
Linear distance to dentist
Average linear distance to the next dentist
687m vs. 8.2km
687m vs. 8.2km
Linear distance to general practitioner
Average linear distance to the next general practitioner
622m vs. 6.2km
622m vs. 6.2km
Pharmacy density
Average number of inhabitants per pharmacy
1,265 vs. 4,014
1,265 vs. 4,014
Linear distance to pharmacy
Average linear distance to the next pharmacy
758m vs. 5.9km
758m vs. 5.9km
Linear distance to restaurant
Average linear distance to the nearest restaurant
480m vs. 2.3km
480m vs. 2.3km
Linear distance to supermarket
Average linear distance to the next supermarket or groceries
717m vs. 3.9km
717m vs. 3.9km
Linear distance to shop
Average linear distance to the nearest shop
603m vs. 2.1km
603m vs. 2.1km
Violent crime elderly people
Crime against life and limb per 100 inhabitants older than 65
0.6 vs. 0.7
0.6 vs. 0.7
Low population density
People per km²
701.7 vs. 197.6
701.7 vs. 197.6
Households without children
Share of households without children in the total number of households
66.6% vs. 62%
66.6% vs. 62%
Residents older than 65
Share of residents older than 65
25.1% vs. 21%
25.1% vs. 21%
Recreation & leisure areas
Share of vegetation, water and sport areas (excluding agricultural areas) in relation to the total area (excluding agricultural areas)
49.4% vs. 32.8%
49.4% vs. 32.8%
Population density older than 65
People per km² older than 65 years
175.8 vs. 41.5
175.8 vs. 41.5