Age Concern Ibiza y Formentera, Newsletter May 2014

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AC Estepona death of volunteerIN MEMORY

It is with sadness that we learned of the deaths of two friends. In England Tony Copping following a long illness. We send to Brenda and family our prayers and thoughts at this sad time. Steve Poskitt peacefully, following a long fight with cancer stoically borne . Our prayers and thoughts are with Marylyn and family at this difficult time.



Age Concern:Please note that the Age Concern telephone No is only available between the hours of 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday. As we have been receiving calls as late as



anniversaryAge Concern Ibiza y Formentera Anniversary

2015 will be the 20th Anniversary of Age Concern Ibiza and Formentera’s inception at the Royal Hotel on the 25th March 1995. We are looking into holding special celebrations including an Anniversary Dinner and it is hoped that as many of you as possible with join in the event. Further details will be forthcoming.

olive treeBingo

Bingo on the 24th April at The Olive Tree, was as usual a great success with many biting their fingernails with only one number to go.

Never mind it was all for a good cause.

Thanks must go to Roland and Anna for their generosity in providing the refreshments and to Tony and Josie for their calling and Lyn and her committee for the arrangements. Thanks also to those who provided the raffle prizes.

easter fayreThe Easter Fayre

The Easter Fayre at San Rafael was its usual success the proceeds of which were shared between two recipients. We are pleased to report that Age Concern was one and we have received €2325. for which we are most grateful. We must thank Margaret Nawaz and her team for all their hard work in putting on such a successful event.



What To Do In The Case Of Death

deathThe death of a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences we will have to deal with in life; knowing what to do in the event will not ease the distress and pain but will help everyone concerned to organise the arrangements correctly. As the procedure in Spain differs from those in the UK this is designed to give you some basic information to guide you through them.

If you are reading this for information only, it is strongly recommended that you consider:

  1. Investigating the cost of taking out a funeral insurance or a pre-paid funeral plan for you and your loved ones.
  2. Finding out which local funeral companies or funeral agents speak both English and Spanish and keeping a note of their details to hand so that you and your family know who to contact.
  3. Preparing written instructions of your wishes for your funeral arrangements and leaving them in a ready place known to your next of kin or with the funeral company.

Planning ahead will mean that when the time comes you will at least have made some inroads.

Informing the authorities - Natural causes: If your spouse, partner, relative or friend dies in hospital the hospital authorities will take care of the administrative details. If the death occurs in a public place, e.g. in a traffic accident, in the street or in a commercial establishment the police will be called as a matter of course.

If the death occurs at home you should: Call the 112 multi-lingual emergency service (this service is for all emergencies) or policia municipal, who will advise the Forensic Judge/Coroner (Juez Forense) who will come to the home to authorize the removal of the body NB It is important that you do not touch or move the body.

If the deceased has been receiving medical care and have been seen recently by their own doctor or any doctor in fact,you should also contact that doctor who will certify the cause of death and issue a medical death certificate.

Contact a local funeral parlour (tanatorio) the local undertakers (pompas funebres) or a funeral agent of your choice.

Judicial cases: If death has occurred suddenly or is due to an accident, or if the Forensic Judge or doctor that attends is in any doubt as to the cause of death, the death is deemed a judicial case and an autopsy will be necessary.

We hope that this information will be useful and if you would like to see a much more detailed fact sheet this can be obtained by going into the Age Concern España website (Amigos de la Gente de Edad).


Reporting a Crime

policiaWhilst on the subject of information, a small reminder that to report a crime you can do this to the Police National in English on the telephone number 902 102 112.


!!!!Warning To All Computer Owners!!!

It has come to our notice that several people have received telephone calls purporting to come from Microsoft stating that your computer is at serious risk. In no circumstances should you continue the conversation and should immediately turn your computer off.

If you have a caller id on your phone it could come up as 119 or Out of area. Should you get involved with these very plausible people, finally it could cost you dear. Further information can be obtained by searching under Google.


D.Facey Thorne
[email protected].

‘Count your life by smiles not tears Count your Age by friends not years.’

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