Day: September 20, 2016

International Alzheimer’s Day in Torrevieja

Activities this Wednesday, Friday and Saturday The Association of Alzheimer’s Families and Friends of Torrevieja (AFA) has presented the activities it has planned to commemorate International Alzheimer’s Day, which is on Wednesday, September 21st.   The AFA day centre in Torrevieja also serves Guardamar del Segura, San Miguel de Salinas and Rojales, putting on workshops and therapies, improving patients and relatives quality of life, advising relatives and raising awareness in society, and with public and private organisations.   Councillor Carmen Morate said events and activities are needed to raise awareness about the illness and about the centre in the town, which offers support if people need it because “all of us who may be lucky enough to reached an advanced age could suffer one of these neurodegenerative diseases”. AFA coordinator and social worker Trudy Páez said that on Monday volunteers from CaixaBank spent time with patients and went for a walk with them. On Wednesday the 21st there will be a fellowship day in the AFA centre, with a manifesto being read out at 12.30pm and then balloons will be released in homage to people with Alzheimer’s. There will also be paellas and a prize raffle thanks to various sponsors. Friday the 23rd will be a training day for professionals, friends and families of patients at the Palacio de la Música called “Me in your shoes”. It will show...

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Campoverde Medical Centre renovation plan

Mayor tells residents it would cost €340,000 from unspent funds this year The municipal facilities in Pinar de Campoverde held a meeting of residents with Mayor Ignacio Ramos on Monday to explain the project to renovate the Medical Centre. He explained that “the time has come to make a new centre that is adapted to today’s needs”. It will have a surgery for emergencies, nursing and tests, one for Paediatrics, a children’s toilet, one for nurses and the midwife, two surgeries for general medicine, another nursing surgery, a men’s toilet and a women’s toilet, a storeroom for cleaning and waste, a cloakroom and a staff area. “We don’t want a howspital, it isn’t a big project, we want a new Medical Centre and rehabilitating it to today’s needs will cost €340,000, which is affordable for our Town Hall,” insisted the mayor. However, all the information was presented at a council meeting with documents by the designers, plans and 3D images, but the opposition parties said they did not have enough information and that the land is not municipal property. The mayor added that the money left over from the 2016 budget would be enough to carry out the Medical Centre project, “and if we cannot do it now we will keep working to make the other parties agree to do it in the 2017...

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Torrevieja starts campaign to neuter 200 stray cats

Town Hall received €14,500 grant from the Provincial Council On Monday volunteers from the CES (Capture, Sterilise, Release) Project started catching 200 stray cats in Torrevieja, which will be neutered with a €14,494.87 grant the Town Hall received from the Alicante Provincial Council. The Councillor for Animal Protection, Carmen Morate informed that from this week the animals will be taken to 7 vets in Torrevieja, which will charge the Town Hall the recommended price of €70 plus IVA for female cats and €35 plus IVA for males. The Town Hall’s application for the grant included a list of 70 registered colonies, with the approximate number of cats and their location, which was provided by the CES Project coordinator, Ana Llopis. The volunteers this year will concentrate on those colonies that have generated conflicts either because of their location or because residents are bothered by the presence of cats, and this year they have already neutered almost 300 cats along the coast from El Acequión to Playa de los Locos. Morate indicated that “regrettably the problem of feline overpopulation will not be solved in a year and this is a long duration project” as it is estimated neutering would have to continue at this rate for at least four years to consider the colonies under control. “There will always be females that cannot be caught and surely there will always...

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Torrevieja residents want Municipal Housing in 2017

Idea received the most votes at public meeting about next year’s budget The construction of a stock of municipal housing and grants for restorations was the proposal that received the most votes (45) at the open assembly which was the culmination of the public participation process to draw up the 2017 budget. Councillors Víctor Ferrández and José Hurtado put five suggestions to a vote, which had been made over the the last few months in ballot boxes, emails and meetings with groups. The results were the following: construction of a youth recreation centre (35 votes), creation of a centre for charities (33), setting up a public crèche for 0-3 year olds (33), increasing cycle lances and a bicycle rental service (11) and creating the La Siesta-El Chaparral park (2). “This vote has shown us the priorities that Torrevieja residents give these proposals, which will have money allocated for studies to evaluate how much they will cost so they can be included in later budgets,” commented...

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