AGE CARE BENALMADENA CELEBRATES THE QUEEN’S 90th
Age Care Association’s regular Monday Drop-in Coffee Morning took on a completely different look at Bar Iglesia in June 2016 which was adorned with British Flags and decorations in order to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Everybody had made an exceptional effort to wear patriotic colours of red, white and blue and many had made hats for the occasion.
Clients were treated to a running buffet served by volunteers, of traditional pork pie, sausage rolls, a variety of open sandwiches and much more with appropriate music playing in the background. All the clients entered into the spirit of the occasion and there was much conversation about life in England, although all the clients love being retired in Spain for its climate, the life and the people. The Queen was toasted was much joy. The event was a huge success and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it.
If you want to meet people, make friends or are in need of advice or support and live in the Benalmadena area, drop-in to Bar Iglesia, near Bonanza Square, Arroyo de la Miel on Monday between 11 – 1pm Gina Foster, Team Leader will be delighted to see you.
AGE CARE CALAHONDA CELEBRATED THE QUEEN’S 90th
In typical English ‘Street Party’ tradition with Union Jack bunting and flags blowing in the breeze, Age Care Association held a special event at Calahonda drop-in Day Centre in June 2016, much to the delight of clients to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth 2. Over sixty-five clients and volunteers entered into the spirit of the day by wearing patriotic colours of red, white and blue and many went to the trouble of making hats especially for the occasion. The food which was served by the volunteers, some of which was brought by the clients but the great majority was prepared with loving care by the volunteers. It consisted of delicious homemade sandwiches with a wide variety of fillings including coronation chicken, sausage rolls, pork pies, tasty morsels of quiche and so much more. It was followed by exquisite fairy cakes made by Ann a volunteer, decorated with a small picture of the Queen, which although edible was taken off in respect because they didn’t want to eat the Queen on her birthday. This caused much hilarity! Many other cakes were made and donated by volunteers. A beautifully baked and decorated iced fruit cake, made by Rosemary Beale was donated by Shirley a volunteer and this was served accompanied by a small glass of Cava for a toast to her Majesty and everybody sang God Save the Queen with rousing enthusiasm.
It was an extremely successful event and everybody thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of it. Syd Weldon, the President of Age Care attended and gave a short speech thanking everybody and proposed the toast. Age Care would sincerely like to thank all the volunteers from Calahonda and Coin who came to support the occasion for all their hard work including the drivers who collected some of the clients so they could enjoy the occasion. Lesley Berridge, Welfare Leader of Calahonda specifically thanked Delia Lambert and her husband Rod Lambert for organising the whole event, sourcing and transporting tables and chairs and providing the awning which provided necessary shade for the clients as well as the suitable background music.
President of Age Care Association on the Telly
Syd Weldon the President of Age Care Association was invited by Karen McHahon the presenter, to be on Mijas 340 TV an International informative programme in English on the 29th June to talk about Age Care and the work that the Association does for the local community on the Costa del sol.
Karen explained that Age Care Association is a non-profit making organisation run entirely by volunteers to help the older English speaking people in a variety of ways. Syd and Karen discussed one of the major events on the Age Care calendar being the Tamisa Golf Hotel Summer Tea Party where clients are given the opportunity to have a traditional English afternoon tea and enjoy the entertainment which this year was provided by Martin Joseph, part of the well known trio the Rat Pack. He was also joined by an Elvis tribute act as well as Mania Performers who sang many songs from World War and dressed as ‘Pearly Kings and Queens’.
Syd also explained to Karen about the Coffee Mornings and how they enabled clients to meet people, join in with activities and talk to each other and volunteers. Syd was pleased to announce that the new inland venture in Coin has had an extremely successful start with nearly thirty clients attending. He also shared the information about the localities and times of the other coffee mornings