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People/Group in Basel for wife [French/English Speaking]

Hi everyone,

My wife has been pretty stressed out since we moved to Basel (in April 2018) because she pretty much lacks any sort of social life outside of our relationship and being a mother. She works from home everyday so this is a big reason. Further, her primary languages are French/English. So that makes it very isolating as well.

I was just wondering if there were any people on this forum who live in Basel, or know of any groups in Basel, that would be helpful for her to contact so she can start having some social activities! She is 30 and we have a 2 year old daughter just as an FYI. Any reccomendations for how I can help her be less isolated would be amazing. She is also up for working not at home, but at a coffee shop or something, but even then, it still is sort of isolating (since she doesn’t know anyone who doesn’t work during the day as well).

Thanks in advance!
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Old 19.09.2018, 01:33
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Re: People/Group in Basel for wife [French/English Speaking]

Centrepoint might be an option. A diverse bunch of people meet for coffee, cake and (mostly) English conversation on Friday mornings if I recall.correctly. First meeting is free. Everyone friendly. There is a website. And despite being up.some substantial stairs, it's kid friendly with toys and books. Saved my sanity more than once, believe me.

It's a starting point at least.

Edit: Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel.

You go.up the road to the left of McDonalds in Barfusserplatz ( I want to say tram number 2 but it's been a while) or it's a brisk uphill buggy push up.past the jazz club . On the right hand side is a cobbled little road/ street leading to an arch way. Through the arch on the left is a v expensive restaurant , on the right through some heavy doors and immediately left up some stone steps is the entrance to centrepoint. Or at least the steps up to it! I think there's a small sign on the wall. Building also houses a music academy i think. Buggies can be left at the bottom of the stairs. There is a welcome / sign in desk at the top.

Good luck. I can utterly empathise.

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Re: People/Group in Basel for wife [French/English Speaking]

She can go with her child to a "Kontaktstelle für Eltern und Kinder". They exist in each Quartier.
There you can meet other parents with their children. There are also other activities going on...
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