VOLUNTEERS from Age Concern spent an hour or two with the English and Spanish residents of Residencia 3 Edad Mediterraneo Care Home in Rojales recently for their annual Carol Concert. Over two dozen residents sat in the garden and joined in with Christmas carols sung in both English and Spanish by the popular Rascals choir.
The Rascals, avid supporters of Age Concern and everything they do, distributed tambourines and handbells to the residents, which everyone had fun playing. Santa Claus made an appearance and handed a Christmas gift of chocolates to all the residents followed by staff of the Care Home coming out with trays upon trays of delicious biscuits, cakes and a Christmas tipple for all.
The afternoon was rounded off with many residents, Rascals and staff dancing. It was an emotional afternoon seeing so many people, some mentally and physically handicapped, taking part in the festivities with relish.
This Care Home is very close to the heart of Age Concern as every Friday many volunteers give their time, willingly, taking residents out of the Home either on foot or in their wheelchairs, for a stroll around Rojales sometimes stopping for a coffee, but mainly to just simply have a conversation.
Two or three more volunteers, especially any Spanish speakers, could boost our volunteer team giving pleasure to people not as fortunate as us, and as the saying goes, ‘There but for the grace of God go I’.
If you could give a couple of hours on a Friday (there is a rota system) and would be willing to bring a little bit of happiness into the lives of Care Home residents, please telephone the Age Concern Centre on 966 786 887.