21 Oct, 2020 @ 17:00
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Spanish charity to help combat loneliness among elderly expats

88 Year Old Couple

A charity is working to combat loneliness among older expats in in Fuengirola, Mijas and Benalmadena. 

Age Concern are encouraging over 50s who are struggling to attend one of the four drop-in centres for advice,  weekly meetings, monthly lunch clubs, friendship and lots more. 

The non-for profit says it wants to enhancing the lives of an older generation who have become socially isolated and starved of company, particularly in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. 

A spokeswoman said: “We all know that these are unprecedented times and ll our lives have been disrupted.

“We miss friends and family and for some this has manifested itself in bouts of loneliness, isolation and even fear. We understand.

Maria Branyas, 113 years old, passes the COVID-19 Credit: Atenció gent gran (Twitter) 113th birthday, March 4, 2020.

“We have four local drop-in centres where residents can come together to meet old friends and make new ones. 

“Every centre is totally free to join and at every location we have dedicated volunteers who are there for you. Why be alone when there is an Age Concern drop-in centre close to you?” 

Age Concern are located in Fuengirola ( Los Boliches ), Mijas Pueblo, La Cala and Benalmadena. 

The charity is also looking for potential volunteers, donors and supporter. 

To learn more about how the charity can support you, or how you can volunteer, please call the charity’s 24 hour hotline on 652537615.

Kirsty Mckenzie

Kirsty is a journalist who has reported on news, entertainment, food and drink, travel and features since 2015. She lives in the south of Spain.
Got a story? Email kirsty@theolivepress.es

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