CLC World making life easier for Adeje seniors


Recently the CLC World Foundation oversaw the arrival of the delivery of new furniture to the Adeje home for seniors, a centre which has 38 users – 18 permanent residents and 20 who use the installation as a day centre. The cost of the donation was in the region of €3,350.

Courtesy of the foundation the centre now has 5 new reclining chairs, 2 wheelchairs, 4 new mattresses specifically designed to avoid bedsores and two chairs for the bath/shower, all of which are now being used by the residents of this centre on a daily basis.

For the councillors of social welfare and diversity, and seniors, Isabel Fernández Gonzáles and Cristina Fuente Carballo, respectively “this initiative is a welcome demonstration of the willingness of our society to help those of advanced years. We are caring for 38 people in the centre, with activities that help enforce cognitive capacity while also creating a welcome, open and warm atmosphere where our residents know their needs will be attended to, with, of course, all the necessary hygienic and sanitary guarantees”:

Víctor García Díaz and Miriam Palazón, representatives of the Foundation, said “our objective is to offer the maximum amount of assistance we can to groups and collectives in need of help. Over many years the foundation has developed a social compromise with the people in the regions we work in and we are always delighted to work with different bodies to overcome social obstacles where and when we can”.

The CLC World Foundation, previously known as the Smile/Sonrisa foundation, was formed in 1999 with the aim of offering aid to those in need, in particular in the Costa del Sol and Tenerife, thanks to the donations and contributions made by CLC World clients, associations and workers. More information about the foundation and how you can contribute can be found online, www.fundacionclcworld.com.

 

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Looking after each other!

Fundación CLC World donate two dryers to Adeje Seniors’ residence

Earlier this week representatives of the CLC World Foundation Miriam Palazon, Richard Wafer and Leonie Lindwedel visted the Adeje Senior Citizens home with Adeje mayor Jose Miguel Rodriguez Fraga and the Adeje councillor for senior citizens Cristina Carballo. They were there to see the working of the two new clothes dryers the foundation has just donated to the home.

During their visit they were shown around the centre by director Carina Negrin Aguilar, meeting many of the residents in the well shaded patio, before seeing the dining area, the bedrooms, and large living room and of course the laundry area where both clothes dryers are already in use.

Miriam told the mayor that the Foundation were delighted to be able to “do their bit to help people who might need it” and were eager to participate in other donations in the borough in the coming months. They have already helped the Asociación San Juan and are finalising their contribution to this year’s Walk for Life. The CLC World foundation is a non-profit institution working to improve the lives of those in need, with funds raised from donations and grants from associations, and clients and employees of CLC World. They have been working in Costa del Sol and Tenerife.

Jose Miguel Rodriguez Fraga welcomed this donation and expressed his interest in the work of the CLC World Foundation. He said their aims were very much in parallel with the aims of the council, putting people first. The mayor thanked the Foundation for their altruism, adding that in Adeje they were always aware that there were people in need, people who were suffering “and that’s where we step in – perhaps it’s the elderly, or families who need extra help with school materials. This is where we work in solidarity, as we know that during our lives no one is without needs”.

CLC World Resort Director Miriam Palazon said “we are here to do our bit and open to other requests to assist where we can”. She said the foundation is working with many different associations and organisation here in Tenerife and in the Spanish peninsula to improve the lives of those in need. “We stand ready to listen, ready to help”, Palazon told the Adeje mayor, “our intention is to bring the work of the foundation to Adeje”.

 

 

 

 

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Fingerprints of the past

The initiative served to show today’s children traditional games

 

The Adeje department of seniors, under councillor Cristina Fuente Carballo, have designed a very special campaign for the borough’s infant and primary schools, ‘Dejando Huella’ or Leaving Fingerprints. The project is to show the children of today the games of years gone by, in a fun and informative way.

“The Adeje seniors are always looking for ways to contribute to today’s society ina positive way, and on this occasion they have used traditional games as a means of connecting with young people, who really did respond enthusiastically and in a spirit of fun”, commented the councillor.

‘Leaving Fingerprints’ has two facets, the first being the games themselves, and the second to look at how children’s games and local customs help a modern society advance without losing sight of our past.

The games were played out in the schools with the children learning and practising, with an older person from the borough showing each skill/game to the groups. This was everything from sack racing to local forms of blind man’s buff and skipping.

In parallel there was a demonstration of folklore from the Santa Ana group with the children also learning some local dances.

 

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In Adeje life begins at 65!

Over 5,000 seniors enjoy Adeje activities

The Adeje council’s department for seniors has just released its annual report for 2017 detailing the activities throughout the year gone by and, according to councillor Cristina Fuente Carballo, “it has been a very positive year and we have dealt with over 5,000 people, many of whom have participated in one or more of the over 150 activities we have organised.

“The department is under the auspices of social welfare and attention to diversity and is concerned with the older Adeje population, working in two spheres – social and active, and in this way we can meet the needs of many people who have different levels of dependency too”.

During the year there were activities related to social harmony, physical activity, events dealing with loneliness, caring for one’s health, new technologies and its relevance for older persons, the position of older people in society and in the family, and many more.

Other projects saw people work to improve their quality of life with activities designed to ‘stimulate to prevent physical deterioration’, there were parties, folklore projects, cookery workshops, and many of the events took place in different parts of the borough.

Under the title ‘Active Seniors’ 2017 was a very busy year for the department – over 60 courses and workshops. They also welcomed 180 new senior citizen card holders adding to the 1,000 already signed up. However, “you don’t have to be a card-carrying senior citizen to take part in our events” assured the councillor.

The department, located in the Adeje Cultural Centre, is open to the public from 8am – 7.30pm from Monday to Friday and from 3pm to 7.30pm on Saturdays. There are classes in yoga, adapted gymnastics, information and IT courses, games, seasonal activities, excursions, walks, tours and trips, etc., organised all year around.

The department also works with individuals in need of special care and has offered home help in 130 cases during the year, offering a number of hours a week to individuals in need who may be house-bound. There are courses designed to help individuals with cognitive difficulties due to advancing years and there is a transport service on offer to help people attend doctor visits or deal with administrative matters.

There is also a telephone assistance service for those living alone.

 

 

 

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