Another type of abuse

Another type of abuse
PROTOCOL INTRODUCED: Manuel Cortes details of procedures to protect the elderly Photo credit: Adra town hall

ADRA town hall has established procedures to prevent ill-treatment of the elderly.

Manuel Cortes, Adra’s mayor, together with Social Services and Third Age councillor Patricia Berenguel, recently explained the initiative to helpers from CLECE, which provides services for the elderly, the Policia Local and Proteccion Civil.

Cortes stressed that the new protocol set out to protect the elderly, raise awareness and draw attention to possible abuse by raising a unified voice to condemn their ill-treatment.


“This is a reality that we have to combat,” the mayor said.  “Together we must eradicate a problem that affects those who are our greatest heritage, sources of wisdom who have watched over us and given us so much and who now need us,” he declared.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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