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Age Concern Costa de la Luz Sur
Saturday, 22 October 2016

Hi Folks,

Well as I write this from Canada, the summer has almost past. It is still warm here in Toronto, unseasonably so. Ontario has a number of volunteer drivers that take people around to hospital appointments and GP visits; I was taken round on one of these trips by a friend and I was amazed. Marjory is a volunteer driver and is eighty years old! Yet she has regulars who she takes to hospitals and one mentally disabled youngster she takes to his day care. 

All this is of course organised by the Ontario Board; for our part we have just re-ordered our fridge magnets with our 634 315 289 lifeline number and This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it email address. If you would like one then please support us at one of our Age Concern Quiz nights at the Venta Florentina. Our next one is the 31st October and then 5th December.  

We are always looking for new committee members and volunteer drivers, so if you would like to make life better for someone else, please phone our lifeline 634 315 289. You can make the difference by helping others.  

Our 634 315 289 lifeline number has been busy for this time of year; normally quiet we have had rather more than the usual requests for wheelchairs and the like. We are still in need of local (Chiclana) permanent secure storage at a reasonable price.   

For people over 50 who require help or advice, Age Concern Costa de la Luz Sur operates a “Lifeline” telephone service from 9am until 5 pm, Monday through Friday (it is not an emergency service – please dial 112 for emergencies). The telephone number is 634 31 52 89. You may also email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

We offer advice and information on:


 Residential Nursing Homes

 Health/Nursing Care

 Finance and Pensions

 Legal Matters

 Home Help



Our volunteers can help with


Hospital/Doctor visits

Home Visits


Relief for Carers

Social outings

Befriending/Listening Ear



Dave Fisher

Press Officer

Age Concern Costa de la Luz Sur 


Coffee Morning
Age Concern Costa de la Luz Sur
Sunday, 21 February 2016

On Wednesday 2nd March, Age Concern will be holding an informal coffee morning in the Venta Florentina, Pago del Humo from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. There is no agenda so feel free to come along and meet new people for a chat over a coffee or two.  


British Consulate Newsletters
UK Consulate News
Wednesday, 16 June 2010


The Consulate newletters provide information from the Pension, Benefit and Healthcare Team and  also include contributions from the British Consulate's other partners, Age Concern and the Royal British Legion. These newsletters have a wide range of topics  and therefore cannot cover everything comprehensively.  You can find further information at the consulate website http://ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/





European Health Card
Friday, 22 February 2013
A new website that explains how British citizens should use their UK-issued European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) has been launched as part of a campaign to clear up common confusion over how to obtain healthcare in Spain.

The website http://www.healthcareinspain.eu/ provides comprehensive information on the use of EHICs, whether visiting or living in Spain.

What you should know about the European Health Insurance Card

A UK-issued European Health Insurance Card should only be used to access medically-necessary state treatment during the course of a temporary stay in Spain. It does not provide access to all state treatment but for those in Spain on a temporary stay, it is the correct way to access state healthcare.

British citizens who live mainly in Spain should change the way they are registered, because for them the UK European Health Insurance Card is not the correct form of health cover. The new website  provides an interactive questionnaire that, depending on personal circumstances, links British residents to the Spanish social security webpage or a search page for the local INSS office or local health centre.
Testing Well or Borehole Water
Friday, 17 September 2010

It all came about because some friends look after a holiday home that is rented out; one family had trouble in that they contracted Hepatitis whilst on an extended holiday. So, because of the many accusations, the owners asked for the borehole water to be tested; the result was that although the water was “not nice” it didn’t cause the disease.

I will digress here for those that don’t know the difference; a borehole (perforacion in Spanish) is a very deep hole in the ground going far below the start of the water table. About nine inches across they vary from 25 metres to 90 metres deep. They rely on the pressure of water to sustain the flow out to your tap. On the other hand, a “normal well” (pozo artesano) is from two to four metres across, not normally deeper than 20 metres. It relies on having sufficient water in the well for your use, taking hours to refill to the original level before you opened the tap.

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