Age Care Association offers help, support, information and advice. Our ultimate objective is to give support in a wide variety of ways to the older English speaking community from Benalmadena to Calahonda and beyond.

Age Care Association is a fully registered, non- profit making organisation staffed entirely by volunteers. The majority of our work is helping older British people living in the Province of Malaga, but we do not exclude other nationalities that speak English.

The Charity was founded in 2001 and from humble beginnings when a group of volunteers got together to support and help older people who needed help and support raising money by holding charitable events. Since then has gone from strength to strength, opening a Charity Shop to raise funds and with many more volunteers and now we are able to offer more welfare support, information, practical and medical support.

Statistics have shown that there is a significant rise in the number of UK retirees on the Costa del Sol, particularly in the province of Malaga. Volunteers of Age Care during the past five years have experienced increasing numbers of older English-speaking people requiring assistance. It is abundantly clear that people are living longer with possible health, social, emotional, psychological and community problems.

Here on the Costa del Sol, just as in the UK, the issue of acute loneliness and social isolation is one of the biggest challenges facing the elderly population. Loneliness due to loss of family and friends, reduced mobility or income, or the bereavement of a loved one, are some of the issues that can have a serious impact on well being and quality of life. Many older residents also have social care needs, due to mobility issues, hearing or visual impairments, and cannot leave their home.

Age Care Association can help with many of these issues by providing care services in the home; dropping in for a coffee and a chat, checking on general welfare or doing shopping. Volunteer drivers can provide transport when necessary to take people to venues such as the doctors or to hospital appointments or even to take people to the Coffee Mornings to meet others and socialise. In addition, we have people who can act as translators for Doctor or hospital consultations.

We also hold two special occasions each year for clients. An Afternoon Tea Party each summer and A Christmas Lunch both usually held at The Tamisa Golf Hotel which is in absolutely delightful surroundings.

Some of our volunteers have had careers in nursing, education, psychology, and other caring professions and are accustomed to listening in a sympathetic and kind manner. Others are genuine people who wish to help others. If Age Care can’t help you we may know who you can contact to get appropriate help or support or we can do it for you.

We have liaisons with the British Consulate and The Foreigners Department of Mijas. We also have links with The Royal British Legion, branches of the International Lions especially La Cala Lions and Masons in the area, namely The Gemini Masonic Lodge and The Lafayette Masonic Lodge, who we would specifically like to thank for their generous financial donations, raised by fund raising events, which helps us to care for people in need.