AGE CARE ASSOCIATION RECEIVED A HUGE DONATION OF €1,528.00 FROM A SWINGING 60’S EVENT
The fund raising event specifically for Age Care Association was organised by George Christie, the Worshipful Master of the Gemini Masonic Lodge 51, which meets at Club La Naranja. The themed event was co-organised by Chic Young (President) and Andrea Szabo (Secretary) of Club La Naranja who not only worked tirelessly in the preparations but also arranged the raffle of a sumptuous basket of drink and produce which was extremely well supported and raised €505 of the total donation. The event also included a huge raffle organised by the Lodge which was responsible for a large portion of the remaining donation.
The event was extremely well attended and enjoyed by over 110 people including many volunteers from Age Care Association. Age Care Association would sincerely like to thank everybody concerned with the organisation of the event.
AGE CARE ASSOCIATION receive a donation from The Angels Nursing Group
THE ANGELS WHO WERE ANGELS
The Angels Nursing Group , a privately run organisation always participate in the two days ‘Over 50 Fair’ at Estepona which is held in late November. Last November they gave free blood pressure checks and health advice but also collected voluntary contributions for Age Care because they know that Age Care do so much to help the older English speaking community on the Costa del Sol. They also received contributions for the Charity at their Christmas Carol Concert at Sensara, Benalmadena.
The total amount they collected was presented by Christine Leach who represented the ‘the Angels’ to Syd Weldon, President of Age Care Association at the Charity Shop in El Zoco, Calahonda. Syd thanked her profusely on behalf of the Charity and informed her how much donations are valued and appreciated.
This is Jaime. He is a volunteer with Age Care and helps occasionally at the Benalmadena Drop-in Coffee Morning but how he mainly supports Age Care is that his passion is running half and full marathons as well as other events. He has run on behalf of Age Care for many years now and raises money by sponsorship. Age Care wishes to thank him so much. If you would like to sponsor Jaime for any of his events then sponsor forms are with the Team Leaders at each of our locations and in the shop.
A new venue started on Friday 12th February 2016 at Bar/Restaurant, Hogar del Jubilado in Los Boliches which is located on Calle Fruita. It is on the 1st floor, above the fruit market and there is a lift. It is led by Team Welfare Leader Ray Mynott and supported by his wife Linda Mynott.
AGE CARE ASSOCIATION INFORMATIVE TALK BY MYRA AZZOPARDI FROM THE CITIZEN’S ADVICE BUREAU
Guests were welcomed by coffee and cakes and were able to chat in a relaxed manner before the talk. The talk attracted nearly seventy people consisting of the clients of Age Care from different locations, guests and visitors and was held at Calahonda Day Centre at the International Baptist Church in Calahonda on 12th January 2016
It was an excellent and extremely informative talk by Myra Azzopardi, the founder of the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Spain, which offers advice on a myriad of queries. Myra is an exceptionally knowledgeable speaker on new regulations and how to access information on living in Spain.
A special event on the calendar for Age Care is the Annual Christmas Luncheon for pensioners. More than 95 clients and guests including 10 residents of The Baytree and Oasis Nursing Homes, Benalmadena attended the event which was held at The Tamisa Golf Hotel on the afternoon on the 9th December. Everybody was welcomed with a glass of mulled wine and short speech from the President Syd Weldon who introduced the volunteer Welfare Leaders and thanked all the volunteers for their invaluable help with the organisation for the party. Then all were served with a wonderful three course Traditional Turkey Christmas Luncheon followed by Christmas Pudding and coffee.
Entertainment was provided by Martin Joseph, one of the ‘Rat Pack’ and ‘Mania Performers’ an amazing group of young 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 Bruce McIntyre MBE ex British Consul and one of the Patrons of the charity. Mario Bravo a Councillor of Mijas and Anette Skou of the Mijas Foreigners Department who support the work of Age Care
When guests were leaving they all said that it was a wonderful event and they would remember it for a long time.
AGE CARE ASSOCIATION: ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR VOLUNTEERS
A fantastic, glamorous 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 12th December 2015
The festivities began with a brief speech by the president Syd Weldon thanking everybody including Tom Tarr the Vice President for their hard work and dedication throughout the year and gave an overview of how some of the funds that had been raised had been spent. He emphasised that the work that the charity does to provide practical support, help and advice is amazing and that he was proud of all the volunteers who volunteer their time to such a worthy cause.
A fabulous three course meal followed during which everybody was 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.
Age Care Volunteers come from all walks of life with a wealth of life experiences and they all contribute their time freely and willingly to help the older English speaking community in a wide variety of ways.
What a wonderful start to Christmas, to participate and enjoy Christmas Carols and songs and that’s what happened at the Age Care Day Centre on the morning of Tuesday 8th December 2015 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.
Everyone 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.
On Tuesday 17th 2015 Dee Beckett, a local speaker on numerous subjects volunteered her time to give an informative and illustrated talk on The Life and Times of J.M.W. Turner, the famous British landscape artist who recorded the changes that the Industrial Revolution brought to Britain at Calahonda Drop-in Day Centre, Calahonda. Many clients and visitors attended and thoroughly enjoyed the talk as well as enjoying coffee, cake and chatting with each other.
A CAPTIVATING MUSICAL EVENT AT AGE CARE CALAHONDA COFFEE MORNING
Over eighty clients, visitors and volunteers at Age Care Association’s Day Centre Coffee Morning held at Calahonda International Baptist Church last Tuesday were entertained by a group of enthusiastic men and woman singers called ‘New Wave Harmony’ who kindly and generously volunteered their time to produce a diverse musical concert to delight all. It was their first public performance and they certainly had the audience captivated with not only their singing, interesting, information about the songs and their light-hearted presentation dashed with humour.
The Group basically sing ‘A Cappella’ in a four part harmony without background music. However, a few songs which the audience were encouraged to participate were accompanied by the piano. They sang many songs in different formations and from a wide variety of decades including, Under the Boarthe dwalk, Can you feel the Love Tonight from the Lion King, Mary Lou, Breaking up is Hard to Do and some Abba, The Beachboys, Queen and a beautiful rendition of Unchained Melody from the film Ghost which captivated the audience.
Everybody enjoyed the concert and the whole morning and left extremely happy. Age Care would like to thank ‘New Wave Harmony’ for a wonderful morning.