According to the article here on the the town hall website today is a start of a week of activities to celebrate people of the third age (aged 60 and over).
Apparently there are around 10,000 people registered as living in the El Ejido area who are aged 60 and over. This is around 12% of the population.
There are 11 centres in total in the area similar to the pensioners centre in Almerimar at the back of Porto Fino.
Read More for a Google translation of the article.
The Week of El Ejido Mayor proposes activities for the promotion and promotion of an active Third Age
It will be held from May 27 to June 3 and includes fashion show, aquagym, marathon of memory, talks, workshops, petanque championship, sports day, gastronomic tasting, audiological and ophthalmological reviews and the show 'Miguel de Molina'
El Ejido has 10,000 inhabitants over 60 years old, accounting for 12% of the total population, and a network of 12 centers spread over the whole municipality
The mayor of Social Services, Delia Mira, explained that "we want to foster coexistence, to be the protagonists, making known their abilities and skills, and sharing experiences with their relatives and fellow citizens"
The El Ejido City Council's Social and Women Services area maintains as a priority the promotion and promotion of the active Third Age through the implementation of numerous activities and initiatives for a group that represents 12% of the total population of the municipality.
From this perspective of active aging, the Mayor's Week has been presented today, from 27 May to 3 June. The Councilor for Social Services and Women, Delia Mira, has been accompanied at the press conference of some presidents and presidents of senior clubs, and representatives of businesses and collaborating companies such as Clece, Audika Audit Center, Loreto Fashion Store and Lucas de Iron Photographer. With this program also collaborate Optical Cervantes, the local Board of Santa María del Águila and ElAqua.
The mayor explained that "we want to promote the protagonism of the elderly, dedicating a special week, with the aim of promoting coexistence between all of them, in which they are the protagonists, making known their abilities and skills, And sharing experiences with their relatives and fellow citizens. "
Mira recalled that El Ejido has a population over 60 years old that currently exceeds 10,000 inhabitants and that there are 12 municipal associations of Third Age. For all this, he stressed that "for the Government team, this group represents a very important sector and towards him we run a significant part of our social policies." For years we have been developing programs and services aimed at promoting active aging, understood as a dynamic and healthy process that helps them to increase and enhance their quality of life, participate in society according to their needs, desires and abilities, As well as to prevent situations of solitude and physical and psychological deterioration ".
The Mayor's Week will start on Saturday, May 27th, at 5:00 p.m. with a big fashion show where the models will be the biggest ones, who will wear the clothes, shoes and accessories of the establishments Loreta, Lunas, Carmen Manzano and Sacha London .
On Monday, May 29, aquagym classes will be taught in the municipal swimming pool in two shifts, with 20 people each, at 9.45 and 11.30. On Tuesday, from 10:00 a marathon of memory will be held with summations, crosses and crosswords in the Association of Santa Maria de la Paz, but open to the participation of the rest. In this same center but Wednesday, at 10.00, there will be a talk-workshop on the benefits of the dance, taught by Professor Azucena Ramos.
On Thursday, June 1, will be played from 8.30 am the championship petanque and an hour later will start a sports day in the Municipal Park, run by Red Cross. The next day, at 2:00 p.m., the doors of the Cultural and Recreational Circle will open to welcome the traditional gastronomic tasting.
The program will be closed on Saturday with the show 'Miguel de Molina al desnudo', included in the 40th Anniversary of the Theater Festival, where 50% of the seating has been reserved so that the elderly can access this montage for free Musical of great quality.
In parallel, complementary and free activities will be developed throughout the network of centers. A hearing prevention workshop will be given by Audika Auditory Center, which includes a review in its establishments. As well, ophthalmological examinations by Optics Cervantes and a makeup workshop.
The Councilor has encouraged all elders to "participate in this programming that with such affection and effort we have designed and that would not be possible without the involvement a network of centers of the Third Age distributed throughout the municipality, which have some meetings Directives that perform an extraordinary work of management and dynamization of its acts ".