Sally’s experience is an example: “We planned our retirement to Spain very carefully, taking all the right legal advice. We had small pensions, enough to get by on, we were fit and healthy and for the first few years we had a wonderful life.
Then Robert became ill, there was nothing that could be done, and he died. I was alone. I had to suddenly learn to do everything – manage the funeral arrangements, sort out our property and finances – everything was a challenge at a time when I was dealing with the shock of losing Robert. I spoke a little Spanish, but not enough. It was an horrendous time.”
Sally contacted the Age Concern INFOLINE. We helped Sally with information on the things she needed to do and put her in touch with her local Age Concern for local information and support. “It was a lifeline. Just that little bit of support helped me through a really traumatic and lonely time.”
Got a problem? Age Concern’s INFOLINE is here to help point you in the right direction. You can contact INFOLINE via email to [email protected] or phone us on 902 00 38 38 (lines are open 10am - 11am weekdays).
Age Concern is here to help you make the most of life. Whether it is information about activities available in your area or a question about care or money issues, Age Concern España is here for you.
And if you want to use your time to help, what better way to meet new people and use your skills, than joining us. See our website for the contact details of Age Concern España local organisations (www.acespana.org).