Adeje’s department for senior citizens increases municipal services
The Adeje council’s department for senior citizens, under Councillor Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro, has resumed a number of activities for older residents in the municipality, all under the approval of the competent health measures. The councillor said, “we have extended certain face-to-face services too for our people, working to optimise the existing borough resources”.
Among the services now on offer in the senior citizens department offices, are the ‘padrón’ administration, with an auxiliary office in place for the over-60s where they can process travel certificates, and other padrón papers. “With this initiative we are moving to make certain procedures easier for this group of people, they won’t have to queue up at the main office and we are reducing the numbers there too,” she explained.
Another service that is being carried out is the issuing of an Adeje seniors card, called the ‘Carnet de Mayors de Adeje’, currently being modified and updated in line with new technology. Every card now has a QR code containing the information about the card holder, meaning that in the case of an emergency the relevant services can act in a speedier and more efficient way. Those who wish to update their existing card can do so in person in the public section of the department (basement of the Adeje Cultural Centre), Monday to Friday, from 8am to 1pm and 3pm to 7pm.
The physical exercise programmes, keep fit, therapy, folklore group, creative sewing, craft work, etc., have also started again, with maximum numbers for each group activity of up to 15 people. Recently people from Callao Salvaje and Tijoco Alto have fit/therapy classes in their villages, and soon the over-60s from Taucho will have classes on offer locally aswell.