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.