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Age Concern Costa de La Luz covers the province of Cádiz however most services are concentrated in the Chiclana and Conil areas until more volunteers can be trained up. 

Click the logo to read more information about your local branch on the Age Concern National Website.

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, (it is not an emergency service – please dial 112 for emergencies).

The telephone number is 634 31 52 89 or email accdlls@gmail.com




July Newsletter
Friday, 28 July 2017

Hi Folks,

Firstly, our thanks to Chris Cody for the gig at the Venta Florentina; our "Age Concern Party Night" raffle swelled our funds and it was good to see everyone dancing. 

We have always had a problem storing items we loan to you; we are now in the "construction phase" of having a brick built store room with water and electricity. The significance of this is that we will be able to store all our items in one place which should make it easier for us to know exactly what we have got, what is "out on loan" and we can do a regular check on the condition of everything. So we have started by making a list of all the different articles we have to loan to people.

Motability Scooters one with shopping trailer, Motorised Wheelchairs, Ordinary Manual Wheelchairs;

Wheelchair with an inbuilt commode, Shower chairs / shower stools, Bath assistance chair;

Walking Aids / Zimmer Frames some have wheels and brakes, other are simple a frame, Crutches and walking sticks, outdoor tripod emergency seat;

Inflatable orthopaedic mattress with pump, Bed backrest, Pull sheet, chair / bed risers (very useful for those who have had hip / knee operations) , bed pans, urinal bottles, Assorted incontinence sheets plus nappies plus personal incontinence pads 

Raised toilet seat (very useful for those who have had hip / knee operations)  

Hearing audio aid, leg splints, ankle splint

Quite a list; and it is thanks to the generosity of the general public that we have such items. We often ask for a deposit on items we load out and if it has helped you then we are pleased to accept donations to our funds.

 
May 2017 newsletter
Sunday, 14 May 2017

Hi Folks,

As I write the Age Concern committee are discussing the kind offer of Chris Cody to do a gig on behalf of Age Concern when the warm weather comes.

Our next Quiz night’s at the Venta Florentina will be 22nd May and 26th June. We are very grateful to Julia & Colin for organising these quiz nights as they bring in much needed revenue.  

Age Concern has a number of items which we lend out including wheelchairs and crutches; we accept gifts of this sort of items that are always in need during the summer season but this brings us a problem at the end of the season. We have nowhere to safely store these items over winter; if you have a suitable garage or similar we would love to hear from you. We have also considered buying a suitable shed or similar if we could find a secure plot of land.   

Finally, ChiFRA held an open meeting recently with the theme “Death and dying”; you should find notes of the meeting elsewhere in this magazine but can I make a plea? Please check you have a Spanish will if you own any assets in Spain, and you either have good travel insurance or a funeral plan in place. The icing on the cake is if you have a “Power of Attorney” set up if unfortunately you are unable to sign documents etc through illness or accident.

 

  

 
 
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