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"VI Encuentro Solidarity and Alzheimer Friends" to commemorate World Alzheimer's Day (11/10/2010)

The Mayor of Totana, José Martínez Andreo, and Council Member of Health, Trini Cayuela, along with the president of the Association of Families and People with Alzheimer "The Carrasca of the Holy", Dolores López Valenzuela, have been responsible for giving the kick off the activities under the "VI Encuentro Solidarity of Friends and People with Alzheimer's," organized on the occasion of World Alzheimer's Day.

The activities have started this morning with a lunch totanero celebration that took place in the center of Day and Day Care Alzheimer's, where users and professionals in the service are able to taste typical local products.

This meeting organized by the Association of Families and People with Alzheimer "The Carrasca of the Holy" in collaboration with the Association "Peace Messengers" and funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in the Region of Murcia.

These activities aim to raise awareness of the disease and disseminate information, and request the support and solidarity of citizens are not affected, promoting volunteerism.

The mayor congratulated the work done by the association, calling for joint efforts with health authorities and government to continue working with the aim of improving the quality of life of these people.

It also expressed its satisfaction with the functioning of the Service Alzheimer's Day Care Totana (SEDA), which serves a total of fifteen users.

The activities will continue on Thursday, 14 October at 19:30 hours with the assessment of the program of counseling and Home Support for relatives of Alzheimer patients, which will be borne by psychologist and coordinator of the SEDA, Susi Andreo Olmos, the therapist Natalia Latorre and nurse Noelia Vidal, Socio-Cultural Center "Jail."

Will begin later entertained by a musical group "Friends of the Habanera" in Socio-Cultural Center "Jail."

On Sunday 17 October, the mayor of Totana and the councilman of Social Welfare will attend the celebration of the Eucharist, to be held at noon in the parish of Santiago and then will perform a tribute to deceased members of the association.

To end the program of activities, at 14:00 pm and will hold a dinner with family, friends, members, volunteers and caregivers in the restaurant "Sale of the Rat."

This meeting will be free shuttle bus, where the output is made from the door of the Church of Santiago, at the end of the Eucharist, and the only requirement people should submit their entry to the food.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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