By Cathy Elelman • 20 March 2020 • 18:34
SERVICE: Volunteers deliver necessities to senior citizens
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Chirivel
CHIRIVEL council has since the state of alarm came into force been operating a series of measures to assist and advise residents
The local authority and volunteers have been operating a food delivery and home assistance service for elderly people living on their own and in need of help.
They are preparing a daily menu for senior citizens and getting them essential items and medications to avoid them having to go out onto the streets.
The local authority explained it is keeping Chirivel residents continuously updated via social media on the state of alarm.
In addition, Health councillor Ana Sanchez, a qualified nurse by profession, has made a video in which she offers essential advice on how to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and what do to in the event of experiencing symptoms of having contracted the virus.
The councillor has also been round local businesses to show staff how to wash their hands correctly and how to remove gloves safely, as well as the hygiene measures establishments should adopt to prevent contagions.
At the same time, the council has allocated a Town Hall administrative assistant to taking on health staff’s administrative tasks to enable them to carry out assistance activities in an optimum way.
The administration has also set up telephone assistance and information helplines, and Chirivel Mayor Jose Torregrosa has made his number available to all residents for any queries they may have at these difficult times.
Meanwhile, families with school age children are sharing the tasks and experiments they have been doing during these days of confinement and in collaboration with the council are preparing new activities to keep the youngest members of the family occupied.
The Mayor has praised Chrivel’s population for “following in an exemplary way all the health authorities’ recommendations for stopping the spread of Covid-19”, reporting that the vast majority of people are “staying at home and only going out to get to work or to do their necessary shopping.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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