Meeting point for Huercal-Overa elderly reopens after closure on Spain’s Costa Almeria

WORKING BREAKFAST: The Mayor and councillors went along to the centre to find out first-hand about the health protection protocols put in place CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Huercal-Overa

HUERCAL-OVERA’S meeting point for the elderly has reopened this week following enforced closure under lockdown.
Mayor Domingo Fernandez, Social Well-being and Health councilllor Jose Diego Lopez, and Equality councillor Maria Jose Viudez popped along to the Junta de Andalucia’s Active Participation Centre, to give it its official name, on Monday morning for a working breakfast with the facility’s director Bartolome García.
The council team found out first-hand about the protocols put in place to guarantee the health protection of both staff and the people using the centre.
Huercal-Overa’s pension age community are now able to spend time at the centre and to make use of its cafe service and hairdresser’s.
The council explained that when the holiday season ends, and the development of the Covid-19 pandemic permitting, the centre will be running various workshops and activities like the gymnasium.
The Social Well-being and Health councillor commented that the centre provides the local elderly community with a place to “continue developing as people through diverse activities.”
Lopez also said the council is working on extending the offer based on pensioners’ requests.

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