“Our Cultural Institution establishes this retirement home under the name of “Oikos Galinis”, thus extending its activity in the humanitarian field, through the offer of love and joy to the elderly. Oikos Galinis will be a modern shelter for approximately 89 elderly brothers who in their majority come from the uprooted Greek community of Anatolia and Thrace. Here they will find love, care and any other possible amenity and joy”.
Thus began his speech given at the establishment ceremony of Oikos Galinis on July 7, 1980, Panos Haldezos, the visionary President of ESTIA. Ten years later, in 1990, the Elderly Care Facility “Oikos Galinis” opened its doors and has ever since been fully operational, serving the vision of its President as expressed in his speech.
“Oikos Galinis” has a capacity of 70 beds and is housed in a well maintained and equipped six-floor privately owned building, at 3, Vyzantiou Street, Nea Smirni. Its specialized scientific and nursing staff provides high-class services, manifesting sensitivity and respect to the elders. “Oikos Galinis” can cater to individuals who can take care of themselves, and are able to go out for short or longer periods, as well as persons in need of long-term care due to chronic diseases.
From its first years of operation, the Elderly Care Facility of Estia Neas Smirnis has been considered as one of the best in Athens, a consideration that still stands, against all odds, 26 years later.
“Oikos Galinis will be a modern shelter for approximately 89 elderly brothers who in their majority come from the uprooted Greek community of Anatolia and Thrace.”
”Oikos Galinis” warmly thanks for its voluntary help the private non-profit partnership “Angles of Joy”, in which participate artists from the various artistic fields (theatre, music, figurative arts and dance).
Through interactive music and theatre performances and artistic projects, they arouse emotions, imagination and life force, as well as encourage and instill a breath of optimism in our tenants!