At the I regional convention of senior volunteers from the Canary Islands, held in the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA), the regional deputy minister for social politics Isabel Mena Alonso and the Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga congratulated those present for their work and also helped in handing out certificates to the different volunteer associations for the seven islands and the two provincial organisations, AMAVITE (Tenerife) and AVINGRAN (Gran Canaria).
Adeje’s Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said that one of the themes of Adeje was that “you only get out of happiness what you put in”, adding that here in Adeje “we are working to make this a place for everyone. We have to continue to work to improve the quality of life for all, and of course the senior citizens who are the living witnesses to our history”.
He added, “We are very happy at the results of this two day event, which have been the culmination of work of representatives from seven islands, part of this unique archipelago. You are active, creative senior citizens who remind us of the importance of caring for each other”.
Isabel Mena said that those present were a fine example for the Canary Islands. She also mentioned the dedicated number for those suffering loneliness (900707020) as well as the inter-generational programmes and other projects designed to improve the quality of life of the archipelago’s older citizens and allowing them present their ideas and interests in changing and improving things.
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