Age Concern Ibiza & Formentera, Sept 2014 Newsletter

We are now into September and hopefully the weather will cool down and it will be more comfortable for everyone. The summer seemed to begin later but when it arrived did so with a vengeance. Soon all will be tranquil and the island our little haven.

IN MEMORY

AC Estepona death of volunteerIt is with great sadness that we have to advise the passing away of George Monks. George, who lived alone, remembered us in his Will, for the help he received from Age Concern. Phil Ives, husband of Diane, peacefully following a long illness bravely borne. Irene Stoker formerly of Cala de Bou, again following a long illness. All of whom have been beneficiaries of Age Concern one way or another. We send to their family and friends our prayers and thoughts at this difficult time.

 

NHS CHOICES UPDATE

NHSYou can no longer apply for a residual S1 (formerly residual E106) which previously provided temporary healthcare to early retirees moving to another EEA Country.

If you have moved abroad on a permanent basis you will no longer be entitled to medical treatment in the UK under normal NHS rules. This is because the NHS is a residence-based healthcare system. Most people will also not be entitled to use a UK-issued EHIC card to access healthcare abroad.

If you already have a residual S1 this will not affect you – it will continue to be valid until its original expiry date. If you are a UK state pensioner this will not affect you – S1 forms will be issued to state pensioners.

WINTER FUEL PAYMENTS

GOV UK WEBIt is proposed to stop the winter fuel payments for people living in warmer climates from 2015. According to the Government web site, www.gov.uk, you can still claim for 2014 if you were born on or before 15th July 1952 and you live in another EEC area, and you have a genuine link with the U.K. This information was posted on the website on the 12th May 2014.

Therefore if you are not already registered for the Winter Fuel Allowance, you can find the claim form and more information at www.gov.uk.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

bingoBINGO: The ever popular BINGO has been arranged for the 7th November at The Olive Tree, Cala de Bou. Cost will be l2euros and doors will be open at 3 o’clock. Posters will be placed at various locations giving full details. As seating is limited you are advised to ring Lyn Carpenter on 971 346 094 to book.

xmas dinnerCHRISTMAS LUNCH: The Lunch once again is to be held at Can Truy on Tuesday the 2nd December. Doors open at 12.o’clock . The cost this year be 16€ for friends and 26.50€ for guests. Please remember when booking( with Lyn) to state if you wish to be seated with friends and how many guests you are bringing. There will be a coach from San Antonio and reservations can be made with Diana Eckart. (971 341 059). Again posters will be placed around and notification will be in The Ibizan Sun on the Community Page. Please also remember subscriptions are due at the Lunch.

Your Entertainments Committee are looking into other events and if and when finalised will be Advertised.

Don’t forget 2015 is the Special Anniversary of Age Concern and we hope to organize a big evEnt which we are sure you will all support.

And finally: Laughter is a tranquilliser with no side effects, so please take it regularly

D.Facey-Thorne.
Dee.a.c.newsletter@gmail.com

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