Age Concern in Spain’s Mallorca government authorised to assist during Covid-19 crisis

ASSISTANCE: Volunteers are helping people in a variety of ways. CREDIT: Age Concern Mallorca Facebook @AgeConcernMallorca

THE Balearic Island government has recognised Age Concern Mallorca as one of the entities helping during the Covid-19 crisis.
The organisation reported that this means its volunteers have authorisation from the islands’ administration to travel where necessary to aid English-speaking members of the community.
Age Concern Mallorca’s volunteers are providing various kinds of essential assistance.
They can drop off shopping and necessary items for those unable to do it themselves, and help with medical appointments and access to the various kinds of assistance the government is offering.
There may be those who want something a bit less formal, and Age Concern volunteers are happy to just call and have a chat with people who are isolated on their own. They can also signpost people to various kinds of therapists providing online help to people suffering because of the health emergency confinement
In exceptional cases Age Concern can arrange for patients who need transport to hospital or doctors’ appointments.
The organisation emphasised that during this crisis it is still helping all English-speaking residents in Mallorca, and that its services are open to all who need their help.
And while the focus is on non-Spanish speakers, they are of course there if any Spanish residents need their help too.
To get in touch with Age Concern Mallorca telephone 678 352 040 or email [email protected]

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Cathy Elelman

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.

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