Newsletter 29

 

 

Newsletter No 29
May 2017

Dear Friends,

BREXIT
In March Lloyd Milen, the Consul General of Northern Spain and the Balearics held a meeting on Ibiza about Brexit. Lloyd tried to outline the details regarding Brexit and how it could possibly affect expats living in Spain. He could not explain exactly what would happen as he did not know himself. One thing he was very clear about was that
all expats should be registered on El Padrón
as this gives proof of how long you have been a resident of Spain. It also provides official numbers for the British government of UK citizens living in Spain which will be needed for negotiations. The meeting was an opportunity for people to voice their concerns and worries about Brexit which would be passed on to the Brexit team in London.
To register on El Padrón just go along to your local ajuntamiento with your passport and family details.

If you have a computer it is well worth looking at The Citizens Advice Bureau website www.citizensadvice.org.es It contains much useful information for people living or visiting Spain such as what to do if someone dies or how to register with the Padrón and even information on Brexit. It is regularly updated.

 

Another Useful Website
The police traffic web site N332.es to keep up with the traffic laws, which again are in English.

And continuing with computers

Yes, they are at it again, Email Scams.
You receive an email supposedly from someone you know saying “I need your help urgently”. Somehow somebody had got hold of this person’s list of contacts. If you had answered then they would have had access to all your contacts as well. Therefore, do not open any emails that you do not know who they are from, but if you do, do not give them any of your personal details. Just be aware.
Crematorium (Aurens)
Age Concern were invited to an open day at the crematorium in Santa Eulalia, where they showed us around their facilities and told us what they can supply. We were very impressed by the whole concept, the way the staff conducted themselves, very thoughtful, sympathetic and dignified. For more information contact Monica Miranda, she speaks English on 971923649 or 646118984 Email monicamiranda@aurens.es.

The English-Speaking church on Ibiza and Formentera celebrate their 50th anniversary with a special celebration service and bring and share lunch at Can Truy 11:30 am on Sunday 11th June. Everyone is welcome to come and share in the celebrations. Full details and details of all church services can be found on the church website www.ibizachurch.org
The church also has an Hospital Visitor. Maggie Philpott is able to visit residents or visitors who find themselves in either of the hospitals. They must request the visit. Maggie can be contacted on 690 15 19 45

Easter Fayre a great success, and to all who attended who spent just a few Euros, which helped make it a record amount, the most the fayre has ever made.

Our thanks go out to Margaret Nawaz for her donation from the Easter Fayre which was held on Friday 14th April, and to all her helpers.

 

Bingo
We held our Bingo afternoon on the 24th March a little earlier this year, but the attendance was a little bit lower than usual, as people put the wrong date in their diaries!
As usual the caller made mistakes, either on purpose or not, but made it very enjoyable, and soon corrected himself after having another drink.
Our thanks go to Rowland and Anna at the Olive Tree for their kind hospitality.

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Rita Rolfe, known to many as Dee Dee, who passed away in April.

 

 

Sue Pimentel

ageconcernibiza@gmail.com

 

 

 

Amigos de la Gente de Edad

Miembro Afiliado de la Federación de Asociaciones de Age Concern España

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter No 28
March 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems a long time ago now but as usual the Christmas Lunch was a tremendous success and we have had some excellent feedback. Thanks to the entertainment committee who organised it. Once again the children from Morna Valley School provided some excellent entertainment.The Committee gave a special thanks to Margaret Nawaz, Sandi Plant from The Capricorn School of Dancing and Brian Macey (Papa Noel) for their generious donations throughout the year.

Age Concern AGM was held on 8th February 2017.

There have been a few minor changes and the committee is as follows:

President Tony Curtis
Secretary Josie Curtis
Treasurer Jane Skelton

Executive Committee Jayne Bamber, Arthur Lee, Lyn Carpenter, Mary Larkin, Sue Mari, Sue Pimentel, Kathy Feather. Julia Moore was co-opted onto the committee.

 

In November the equipment stock was reviewed with some older items being disposed of and new replacements bought. There is a wide range of care equipment which is available for loan such as wheelchairs, walking frames, raised toilet seats etc. There is no charge for the service but donations are gratefully received to help with the upkeep of the stock. If you are in need of help of this kind then Jayne Bamber is the person to contact on 971 34 32 32

Dates for your Diary

 

 

Have you any ideas of a particular event you would like for friends of Age Concern and in which part of the island. Please let us know.

 

The Easter Fayre is being organised by Margaret Nawaz. The proceeds will go to Age Concern and Los Olvidados. It is on Good Friday, 14th April from 9 am until 3 pm at Bar Cruce, Sant Rafel. They need bottles of wine etc. for the tombola, unwanted gifts, books, jewellery, bric-a-brac, toys, bedding, nearly new clothes and anything you can spare. Margaret can be contacted on 971 19 63 94

 

Useful Information

 

Precription Charges
New prescription charges came into force on Ibiza in January this year. Most people, including UK pensioners, are now required to pay a percentage of their prescription charges. The charges will vary from person to person and will be based on your declared income taken from your annual resident tax declaration. If you have not made a annual resident tax declaration then blanket charges will be made of 40% for non-pensioners with low income and 10% for pensioners. It is a very complicated system, and once you have reached your quota of percriptions based on your tax return, your prescription become free for the rest of the month.
Further information can be found on www.healthplanspain.com
(Co-Payment Prescription in Spain).

 

Blue Badge (Parking)

You have to be registered with the Govern de les Illes Balears before you can get your blue badge, which comes with a lot of information regarding discounts and benefits. You are graded according to your disability. If your grade is more than 30% you can claim for reduction in your car tax at the Adjuntamente, it is very simple once you have your blue badge.

Reminder.

The Annual Subscription of €15 per household should have been paid by 31st December 2016. If you haven’t paid your subscription, please do so by contacting Lyn Carpenter. Tel. 971 34 60 94

 

In Memory
Barbara Hammond died on 2nd February after a long fight with cancer. She was one of our long standing supporters and will be missed by everyone who knew her.

 

Sue Pimentel

ageconcernibiza@gmail.com

 

 

 

Amigos de la Gente de Edad

Miembro Afiliado de la Federación de Asociaciones de Age Concern España

Registered Address: C/Terol 17B, 07829 Cala de Bou, San Agustin, Islas Baleares, España

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter No 29
May 2017

Dear Friends,

BREXIT
In March Lloyd Milen, the Consul General of Northern Spain and the Balearics held a meeting on Ibiza about Brexit. Lloyd tried to outline the details regarding Brexit and how it could possibly affect expats living in Spain. He could not explain exactly what would happen as he did not know himself. One thing he was very clear about was that
all expats should be registered on El Padrón
as this gives proof of how long you have been a resident of Spain. It also provides official numbers for the British government of UK citizens living in Spain which will be needed for negotiations. The meeting was an opportunity for people to voice their concerns and worries about Brexit which would be passed on to the Brexit team in London.
To register on El Padrón just go along to your local ajuntamiento with your passport and family details.

If you have a computer it is well worth looking at The Citizens Advice Bureau website www.citizensadvice.org.es It contains much useful information for people living or visiting Spain such as what to do if someone dies or how to register with the Padrón and even information on Brexit. It is regularly updated.

 

Another Useful Website
The police traffic web site N332.es to keep up with the traffic laws, which again are in English.

And continuing with computers

Yes, they are at it again, Email Scams.
You receive an email supposedly from someone you know saying “I need your help urgently”. Somehow somebody had got hold of this person’s list of contacts. If you had answered then they would have had access to all your contacts as well. Therefore, do not open any emails that you do not know who they are from, but if you do, do not give them any of your personal details. Just be aware.
Crematorium (Aurens)
Age Concern were invited to an open day at the crematorium in Santa Eulalia, where they showed us around their facilities and told us what they can supply. We were very impressed by the whole concept, the way the staff conducted themselves, very thoughtful, sympathetic and dignified. For more information contact Monica Miranda, she speaks English on 971923649 or 646118984 Email monicamiranda@aurens.es.

The English-Speaking church on Ibiza and Formentera celebrate their 50th anniversary with a special celebration service and bring and share lunch at Can Truy 11:30 am on Sunday 11th June. Everyone is welcome to come and share in the celebrations. Full details and details of all church services can be found on the church website www.ibizachurch.org
The church also has an Hospital Visitor. Maggie Philpott is able to visit residents or visitors who find themselves in either of the hospitals. They must request the visit. Maggie can be contacted on 690 15 19 45

Easter Fayre

Our thanks go out to Margaret Nawaz for her donation from the Easter Fayre which was held on Friday 14th April, and to all her helpers. It was a great success, and to all who attended who spent just a few Euros, which helped make it a record amount, the most the fayre has ever made.

Bingo
We held our Bingo afternoon on the 24th March a little earlier this year, but the attendance was a little bit lower than usual, as people put the wrong date in their diaries!
As usual the caller made mistakes, either on purpose or not, but made it very enjoyable, and soon corrected himself after having another drink.
Our thanks go to Rowland and Anna at the Olive Tree for their kind hospitality.

It is with regret that we have to announce the death of Rita Rolfe, known to many as Dee Dee, who passed away in April.

 

 

 

Sue Pimentel

ageconcernibiza@gmail.com

 

 

 

Amigos de la Gente de Edad

Miembro Afiliado de la Federación de Asociaciones de Age Concern España

Registered Address: C/Terol 17B, 07829 Cala de Bou, San Agustin, Islas Baleares, España

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