Social benefits and services for older adults
Have you reached retirement age and need daily support and help? Tallinn offers various services and benefits to older adults, such as discounts on hobby activities at day centres, alarm buttons and home services to feel safer at home. You can also find services for people taking care of their family members on this website.
Discounts with pension supplement
The pension supplement will give you discounts at select pharmacies and car repair and tire change shops.
Support to help organise a funeral for Tallinn residents.
Tallinn offers various services that allow older adults in need of personal assistance to live in their own home as long as possible. You can apply for these services at the social welfare unit of your place of residence.
Home service includes help with cleaning, housework and personal care.
Social security service for older adults which allows them to call for help quickly in the event of an accident.
Adapt the living space for people with physical disabilities, ramps
An assistance aid with a discount from the government
For people who have chronic diseases and do not need consent supervision from a doctor but need nursing and counselling for everyday coping.
Housing for people or families who are not able to ensure their own housing and need help coping with everyday life (social services and benefits).
Transport service paid partially or fully by Tallinn
Day centres provide elderly people the opportunity to spend their free time socially and communicate with other people. In addition to social services, the day centres offer an affordable lunch, hobby activities and beauty services. Find the day centre nearest to your home and check out the hobby activities offered.
Elderly people can socialise and meet other people their age, participate in various affordable hobby activities and use the sauna at Tallinn’s day centres.
Tallinn residents whose health condition does not allow them to visit a library can get books delivered to their home once a month.
Soup kitchens provide one warm meal a day for people. You can find more information about the catering offered at day centres here.
Shower facilities for people who do not have them at their place of residence; sauna service for a fee.
An association for people of pension age, hobby activities, counselling, events
How to manage financially if your income is small or you are suddenly hit with unexpected expenses; psychological crisis counselling to cope with difficult situations
Counselling on how to manage and pay off your current debt and avoid new debt.
Advising a person and their family on how to better manage their money and avoid debt.
Free legal aid for low-income Tallinn residents.
Psychological crisis aid, crisis hotline
Protecting the rights of people with chronical illnesses and disabilities, counselling.
An association for people of pension age, hobby activities, counselling, events.
Services meant for you if you help a family member in their daily activities. A carer looking after a family member can take a temporary break with the support of a substitute or take their loved one with dementia to a day centre.
Monetary support for a carer looking after a family member, appointing a carer
A carer looking after a family member can have a short-term break.
A safe environment for older people with dementia.
Living with dementia, help and information on caring for a loved one with dementia.
A guardian needs to be appointed by the court to a person who cannot protect their assets, rights and interests themselves.
Tallinn partially supports the care of low-income elderly people in care homes.
Tallinn Social Welfare and Health Care Department’s projects