The councilor of Family and Social Welfare of the City of Lorca, Fátima Mínguez, has presented this morning the new Guide for services for seniors edited by the Consistory that aims to disseminate the range of services, programs and grants that the City of Lorca puts at the disposal of the elderly collective of the municipality.
The mayor has announced that "this guide is a tool for communication and dissemination of all the actions that we carry out annually from the Department to improve the quality of life of our elders." The guide has a very clear and simple structure in which we have It is intended to answer three questions: what is offered, who can benefit from this offer and how can each service, program or aid be requested, the purpose is that none of our neighbors will not be able to access the municipal offer due to lack of knowledge of the same ".
The guide is structured in five parts.
The first one is dedicated to services and their description: municipal tele-assistance, home help, meals at home, free transportation, family respite, dependency care, information and orientation to the elderly and healthy parks.
The second part includes all the programs:
-Lorca, friendly city with the elderly.
-Free courses of the Popular University.
- Workshops and free activities for seniors.
-Promotion of reading.
- Traveling exhibitions.
-Tourism and social hydrotherapy.
-Advice and formation of associations.
-Maintenance of centers for the elderly.
The development and explanation of the bonuses and aid in the annual water bill, in the supply of basic services and in cultural and sports municipal activities constitute the third part of this guide.
The informative campaigns on high temperatures and prevention of falls, together with the phones of interest close the publication.
The guide is available to those interested in the elderly centers and in the own Department of Family and Social Welfare, located in the Alameda de Cervantes.
"The idea is that the elderly always have at hand this guide where they can consult how to access, for example, the food service at home or other of the many that puts the City Council at the disposal of the elderly. The elderly and their families are unaware that there are programs and services that can benefit them and that are focused on improving the quality of life, favoring the autonomy of the elderly and their cognitive capacity. which is one of the main objectives of the City Council and also one of the principles of the Network of Friendly Cities with the Elderly of which Lorca is a part.This service guide collects all the information and facilitates them in a clear and simple. "
Source: Ayuntamiento de Lorca