Volunteer Party

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR VOLUNTEERS December 2016

008A wonderful evening was had by all at the Annual Christmas Dinner for volunteers and guests of Age Care which was held at The Miraflores Golf Hotel on Saturday evening the 10th December.

The president Syd Weldon thanked everybody for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. He emphasised that the work that the charity does to provide practical support and to help with advice is amazing and that he proud of all the volunteers who volunteer their time to such a worthy cause.

002Liz Stott the Treasurer thanked Syd the President and Tom the Vice President and their respective wives, Carol and Natalie for their tireless work for the charity. A fabulous three course meal followed during which they were entertained by Ricky Lavazza. At the end of the evening most people relaxed and enjoyed the music and danced. The event provides an opportunity to socialise with other volunteers from different areas and roles in order to celebrate a fantastic and productive year together.

Clients Lunch Party

CHRISTMAS LUNCH FOR CLIENTS     December 7th

021A special event on the calendar for Age Care is the Annual Christmas Luncheon for pensioners. More than 118 clients, carers and guests attended the event which was held at The Tamisa Golf Hotel on the afternoon on the 7th December. Everybody was welcomed with a glass of mulled wine and a wonderful selection of hors d’oeuvres followed by short speech from the President Syd Weldon thanking all the welfare volunteers for their invaluable help with the organisation for the party. Then all were served with a wonderful three course meal of mushroom soup and a Traditional Turkey Christmas Luncheon followed by Christmas Pudding and coffee. During lunch entertainment was provided by the singer Laura 025Ellen. Followed by ‘Mania Performers’ an amazing group of local singers and dancers who also volunteered their time to entertain everybody with rousing and humorous Christmas songs as well as encouraging and inviting the guests to dance of whom many participated.

Local dignitaries also attended to support the Charity included Patron Bruce McIntyre MBE ex British Consul and his wife Norma and Anette Skou of the Mijas Foreigners Department who supports the work of Age Care and co-ordinates activities and events for the benefit of all foreigners.

067When guests were leaving they all said that it was a wonderful event and they would remember it for a long time.

Carol Concert

PRESS RELEASE: AGE CARE ASSOCIATION

CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND SONGS

FESTIVE SING A-LONG AT CALAHONDA DAY CENTRE

012What a wonderful start to Christmas, to participate and enjoy Christmas Carols and songs and that’s what happened at the Age Care Day Centre last Tuesday morning at The International Baptist Church, Calahonda. The clients, volunteers and guests who numbered over 60 were treated to a special event heralding the beginning of the Christmas festivities. It was led by Wendy and John who are close friends to the Volunteer Welfare Leader Lesley Berridge who organised the event.

015Everyone was in full voice and joined in with gusto singing Tradition Carols and good old favourite Christmas songs. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was never appreciated more with smiles and the waving of arms. Wendy and John did a marvellous job and Age Care thanks them profusely for volunteering their time to entertain their clients and guests with songs and stories. Everybody really enjoyed the event.

Age Care Association is a non-profit making organisation run entirely by volunteers whose aim is to help the older English speaking community across the Costa del Sol from Benalmadena to Marbella.

For information: 952 933 409 / 635 407 255 Email: info@agecarecosta.org

ACA Receives An Award

20161201_205832 (1)AGE CARE ASSOCIATION RECEIVES AN AWARD December 2016

At a recent event organised by The Mijas Foreigners Department in order to recognise the tremendous work and contribution local charities provide to the community as a whole. Over twenty Charities were invited to attend Las Lagunas Theatre to celebrate the dedication and commitment of volunteers that enable every charity to function.

Age Care Association was extremely honoured to be one of three charities that received an award. The Trophy was presented to Syd Weldon, President of Age Care and Tom Tarr, Vice President by the Mayor of Mijas Juan Carlos Maldonado.

Age Care Association is ecstatic to have received this award and thanks The Mijas Foreigners Department for their recognition of the work that Age Care does for the community.