AGE CARE’S INFORMATIVE TALK BY MIJAS FOREIGNERS DEPARTMENT 14TH FEBRUARY 2017
Age Care Association last week hosted a talk from the Mijas Foreigners Department at the weekly Calahonda Coffee Morning which is held at the International Baptist Church every Tuesday at 11 am. The talk was led by Anette Skou and supported by Katja Thirion . They informed the audience about the history of the Department during the past thirty-two years and how they support ‘foreigners’ in a wide variety of ways, from information to advice and to organising special cultural events and activities to bring people together. The Department also organises translators at medical practices, Spanish classes, language exchange workshops, as well as volunteers to support English in schools.
They talked at length on the importance to the principality of Malaga of registering on the Padron and the financial revenue this brings to the area. Residents were reminded that they need to renew registration every five years. Pensioners were entitled to obtain ‘Pensioner Cards’ and this would enable attendance at social events throughout the year and to go on organised trips to a variety of places of interest.
The talk was well attended by nearly one hundred people and was both interesting and informative.
AGE CARE ASSOCIATION INVITED TO A SPECIAL EVENT
Representatives from Age Care Association were invited to attend an event on Friday 3rd February held at the Cementerio Ingles (The English Cemetery) in Malaga, where Simon Manley CMG, The British Ambassador to Spain was visiting to see the Cemetery and to pay tribute and lay flowers to William Mark 1824-1936 a former British Consul and who at the time was terribly upset by the burial rights of non Catholics. It was due to his persistent efforts he was eventually given permission to create a cemetery for non-Roman Catholics on a sight in Malaga near St George’s Anglican Church.
Syd Weldon and Tom Tarr, President and Vice President of Age Care accompanied by Bobby Griffiths, Publicity Officer was delighted to attend and be part of the occasion. Bruce McIntyre MBE a former British Consul is a Patron of Age Care Association and also President of the now English Cementery in Malaga Foundation, and has been instrumental in safe guarding the Cemetery by agreeing with the British Government the foundation, a Spanish Charity established to preserve, maintain and administer the Cemetery as part of Malaga’s historic heritage. It is a beautiful sight with many rare trees and deserves to be preserved. Funds are raised by corporate sponsorship, donations and fund raising.