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Adeje’s senior citizens are out and about for summer 

The Adeje daytime centre for senior citizens reopened on July 6th, and they are launching a special programme of summer activities

The new councillor for senior citizens, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez de Toro, welcomed the reopening of the day centre, on Monday July 6th, with the standard opening times, 9am to 1pm and 3pm to 7pm on weekdays.

 

“Both the day centre and all the activities we have planned for the summer will, of course, include all the necessary health and safety measures as outlined by the ministry for health and the regional department. What is important is the health of everyone involved, both here and during activities scheduled for this year’s summer programme”, she commented.

 

The Adeje department have designed a summer programme focusing on physical activity and fun.  There are three different initiatives – ‘Ponte las cholas’ (put on your flip-flops), ‘gimnasia de mantenimiento’ (stay in shape workouts) and ‘paseos por el litoral’ (walks along the coast line).

 

‘Ponte las cholas’ will be taking place on the beach, with outdoor exercise, walks and swimming.  The activity will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays and, responding to the request from members of the centre, there will be morning and afternoon sessions, from 10am to 12 noon and from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

 

‘Ginmasia de mantenamiento’ is a programme of exercises designed to recover some elasticity in the muscles and help in movement, which may have been affected by the period of confinement.  Classes will be adapted to suit those attending, and the sessions take place in the small square, Plaza Hermano Pedro, just in front of the centre, on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9.30am to 10.20am and from 10.30am to 11.20am.

 

‘Paseos por el litoral’ will take place on Fridays with strolls along the coastal avenues and paths, at a moderate pace.

 

For more information and to sign up for the centre and the activities call 922 756229.  All activities will have limited participation and of course are dependent on the health situation at the time and date of each activity.  All events and activities will take place in Spanish.

 

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Library reading section reopens

Library reading section reopens

Adeje 19 June 2020

 

Adeje library opens the reading room; users will need to book in advance

 

Capacity will be limited to 7 people and there will be two sessions, 8am to 11am and 11am to 2pm

 

The Adeje library, part of the department of Education under Councillor María Clavijo Maza, will reopen the reading room from next Monday June 22nd. To make this possible the library will be operating with two sessions, from 8am to 11am and 11am to 2pm. Capacity will be limited to 7 people at any one time, all users will be required to wear a mask at all times, and the area will be cleaned and disinfected after each session.

 

The Adeje public library opened to the public again on May 18th, in a phased manner, controlled and operating via prior appointments for people who wished to return books. Before opening the library had made the necessary changes to the centre, part of the on-going process to reintroduce the library services over a phased time.

 

The councillor said that “for now we are opening the reading section downstairs so that we can control capacity at all times, guaranteeing the safety of library visitors and, of course, the staff”. She underlined that “we are working on the opening of the library bit by bit, offering the services the library has always made available to the public, but it will take time”.

 

The library continues to prioritise those users who consult the online catalogue https://www3.gobiernodecanarias.org/bibliotecavirtual and reserve the book they want to borrow or consult in situ.  The library staff will be the only ones permitted to get the material from the stacks to bring to the library user in question.

 

Books that are lent will be disinfected upon their return to the library and ‘quarantined’ for 14 days.  There is a zone reserved for returns and the lending time has been increased to 30 days for all kinds of material that can be borrowed.

 

The public is reminded that the newspaper reading section remains closed as are the study sections, the public computers and there are currently no cultural activities taking place here either.

 

We recommend that users also consult online free services offered by the Canarian public libraries network-

 

      Virtual library  absysNET Opac, general catalogue, interesting links, tutorials, etc.

 https://www3.gobiernodecanarias.org/bibliotecavirtual

       Digital platform for borrowing books, media, eBiblio Canarias:

 https://canarias.ebiblio.es/opac/

       Digital Plataform for borrowing films, TV programmes, documentaries, eFilm Canarias:

 https://canarias.efilm.info/es/canarias/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Communications

Adeje is inviting RENEWALS in sports sessions, art and English classes

Adeje is inviting RENEWALS in sports sessions, art and English classes

Adeje 17 June 2020

 

Adeje is inviting RENEWALS in sports sessions, art and English classes

 

Registered users will receive an SMS in the coming days offering an appointment for renewal times

 

The Adeje sports department, under Councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, has announced that the offices will be open for RENEWALS for sports, and for art and English classes from this Thursday, June 18th. Those already registered as users will receive an SMS offering an appointment to attend at the Las Torres sports centre to renew their registration for the 2020-21 season.  (Those wishing to register for the first time will be given a date to do so later)

 

Appointments are being organised in groups relating to last year’s activities, and you can only renew registration via a prior appointment.  The offices hours are Monday – Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and 4pm – 8pm.

 

The councillor stated, “to all those who are preparing to renew their membership/courses registration, we remind you that you can use the quota paid for the second half of the previous season towards paying for this year – and if you are not renewing you can ask for your money back – check in the sports office”.

 

People with further questions or who need to confirm their status can phone 922 756200 (Ext 6009 – 6012).

 

The forms for reclaiming money paid for the second quota last year, and that for arranging direct debits can be downloaded – https://www.adeje.es/deporte/campana-deportiva

 

Among the sporting activities open to Adeje residents are dance, basketball, boxing, football, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, karate, tennis, Pilates, volleyball, yoga, and many more.  There are also courses in art, English, massage, wellbeing techniques, which will also be open to the public soon.

 

Prevention protocols

To carry out the 2020-2021 registration only one person from a family unit may attend the centre, wearing a mask and gloves, and use their own pen to fill in and sign any form.  You must attend alone.   The entrance to the Las Torres pavilion is now by the parking zone.  Please observe the queuing system, with the recommended separation between you and other members of the public, and the centre’s workers, to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort.

 

It is essential that you disinfect your hands before you enter the centre, and when it is your turn, use the gel that is provided for the public at the door of the centre.  Follow the instructions of the personnel at all times.

 

Once inside the centre and when you have completed the forms, you can, observing your turn, hand in your paperwork.

 

Exit using the main doors of the centre, thus avoiding any overcrowding.

 

 

Department of Communications

Equality School online

Equality School online

Adeje 15 June 2019

Over 300 take part in the III Adeje Equality School online

This is a 100 hour course and is accredited by the University of La Laguna

The Adeje council, hand in hand with the University of La Laguna (ULL), has just announced details of this year’s Adeje Equality School, which will be held online from June 15 to August 30th. This is the third year the course has been run.  It is a 100 hour course and accredited by the Department of Psychological Evolution and Education of the ULL.

“This course, which is free, is made possible thanks to funding from the State Pact against Domestic Violence”, explained the Adeje councillor in charge of Equality Politics, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro. She added that, “given the numbers who applied to take part we did give priority to people who live and/or work in Adeje, and in the south of Tenerife”.

 

This year the course is adapted to the ‘new reality’ that has been caused by Covid-19 and will be online.  100 hours of training divided into 5 modules of 20 hours each.  All course content is related to the promotion of equality and the prevention of and intervention in violence against women in a continuous and specialised manner.

 

The training modules on offer are; Education in equality – games, colours, and songs in infants and primary classrooms; Basic aspects of domestic violence – sensitivities and prevention information in designing good practise; Equality training – preventing gender violence in sports; Keys for prevention, detection, intervention in gender violence in secondary schools; Attention to gender violence – resilience promotion from social bodies.

 

 

The training modules are offered via a Families Network platform (Moodle), or via the Moodle Mobile app.

 

 

 

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Adeje tax payment schedule

Adeje tax payment schedule

Adeje 11 June 2019

 

Adeje extends the local tax payment schedule

 

Given the state of emergency caused by the Covid-19 virus, the Adeje council extended the payment period for all local taxes

 

 

The Adeje council has informed residents that given the state of emergency put in place to combat the Covid-19 virus in Spain, due to the possibility of a grave public sanitation risk, the 2020 local tax payment schedule has been altered.  The decree, signed by Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, sees both payment periods significantly extended.

 

The first payment for taxes and payments for rubbish, road tax and local rates (IBI) is now due anytime from May 18th 2020 to December 18th 2020.

 

The second payment period is from September 1st 2020 to December 18th 2020 and, during this period, taxes on local business activities (IAE), the second rubbish collection payment and the payment for ‘vados’ (no-parking spots on public roads) should be paid

 

 

Department of Communications

 

Telephone Service For Older Residents

Telephone Service For Older Residents

Adeje 1 June 2020

Adeje continues to improve telephone services for older residents

The goal is to maintain contact with older people (aged 65-90), being aware of and meeting their needs

Adeje’s area of community welfare, and the senior citizens department, under Councillor José Antonio López Delgado, will continue with the telephone attention service for older residents that has been in operation.  A section of the departmental staff have dedicated their time to  keeping in touch with them, finding out if their situation has changed, their health, any changes in mobility, etc.

“Being aware of the situation of the over 65s living in Adeje is the goal, to know their needs, the conditions in which they are living, how we can help a section of our society most vulnerable to Covid-19”, commented the councillor, who added that “we also want to be give them what they need to cover the essentials, as well as keeping them up to date on the current situation, the phases the de-escalation is going through, and how all of this affects them personally”.

These contacts also allow our senior citizens know that they are not alone during this health crisis and that they can depend upon the services on offer from the relevant council departments.

The data collected by the department has shown that, while there are a few older individuals living alone, most of the borough’s senior citizens have spent the pandemic living with family members.

In a few exceptional cases there are a number of older persons, the majority foreign residents, who live alone, but have been assisted by neighbours, friends, or by those who have been offering professional assistance.

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