This group+bachelor thesis deals with the possibilities of social work in day care centers for old people of the Wiener Pflege- und Betreuungsdienste GmbH. Besides the general theoretical approaches of the themes “old age” and “health”, this paper comprehends also a review over the societal and institutional frame conditions in this field
of activity. Finally the empirical part opposes the theoretical perceptions to the elevated data of the conducted interviews from employees and clients of the Wiener Pflege- und Betreuungsdienste GmbH. Both employees and customers pointed out the health promoting effect due to the visit of the day care center. Particularly emphasized was the integrative function and the positive effect on the psyche.