The elderly population in Minorca, Spanish and European, is growing at a rate of around eight percent per year and Age Concern Minorca is becoming increasingly aware of the needs of the aged, especially in terms of housing and support etc. but there is not enough to meet the needs of the elderly population. Age Concern Minorca president Pat Plank said yesterday the charity organisation has some 240 members in Minorca and that the organisation is looking to set up a steering committee in order to develop a sheltered housing project with Abbeyfield International which is a charitable organisation which was set up to assist member countries throughout the world to provide older people, in their local communities, with a home of their own in a small household. Age Concern in holding a meeting on the Abbeyfield solution to the needs of the elderly in Minorca on Monday, December 4 at which a representative from Abbeyfield will explain exactly what the charity involves. Pat Plank said yesterday that Age Concern Minorca has recently completed a research study into the local aged population and there is a definite need for sheltered housing of one form or another.


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