Eileen Dry who has been President of Age Concern, Estepona and Manilva for many years, has stood down due to ill health. She has worked ceaselessly for the charity without thought for her well being. So many people are grateful for the help and guidance she has given them. The Executive Committee have therefore had to appoint a new President who is Tony Aldous, the current Press and Publicity Officer for the charity.
Tony has been involved with the charity since 2004 and helped to run the shop for several years. Tony and his wife, Alex, moved to Spain from the UK in 2003. Tony retired from his work as a national trade Union official and when he retired he wanted to give something back to society for the wonderful time he had when working. Helping Age Concern is very rewarding and the volunteers we have are exceptional he says. His wife also works as a volunteer and is the Secretary of the organisation.
Other changes are also taking place. It has been agreed that the San Pedro/Marbella region of the charity will form a separate Age Concern Organisation. That will take time and announcements will be made as to progress, etc. In the meantime Age Concern Estepona and Manilva will act as an umbrella for them to work under so clients will see no change for the time being.
As another part of the overall organisation the Drop-In-Centre in Calle Zaragoza will be closing on the 31st March. It has served a very useful purpose over the years it has been open but the emphasis in the future will be about taking Age Concern to the people rather than expecting the people to come to Age Concern!
For older people who require help or advice Age Concern operate a telephone service called Lifeline. This gives the individual a direct point of contact with the charity. The telephone number is 650163928. It should be noted that Age Concern is not an emergency service. There is also an email address you can use to contact Age Concern, Estepona and Manilva – firstname.lastname@example.org To find out what we are up to why not give our web site a visit – acespana.org – and follow the links.