Christa Merzeder

Past Vice Chair and Director

Eden Alternative Group (Switzerland)

Chistine (Christa) M. Merzeder is currently a PhD candidate at University of Vechta in Germany (Gerontology). She is also a Board member of the European Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing, Eden Alternative European Mentor and Lecturer at Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences in Zürich, Switzerland, Clinical Coordinator for Paracelsus-Medical International. Christine’s focus and over 30-years expertise are in health and prevention in older age, in culture change in long term care and in workforce issues. She is also an expert in designing age and care work friendly environments from the users’ point of view in cooperation with planners, investors and architects. She is an international speaker at age- health- and design related conferences and has published on the above topics.