WELCOME TO AGE CARE ASSOCIATION...
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.