Benidorm celebrates one more year the World Alzheimer's Day facing the disease

AFA Marina Baixa presents the events of the XV 'Alzheimer's Week' that will take place from September 16 to 23
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Benidorm celebrates one more year the World Alzheimer's Day facing the disease.
Benidorm celebrates one more year the World Alzheimer's Day facing the disease.

The Association of Relatives, Patients and Collaborators of Alzheimer's (AFA), of the Marina Baixa has presented the events of the fifteenth edition of its 'Alzheimer's Week', organized in collaboration with Benidorm City Council.

The Councilor for Welfare, Angela Llorca, said that with these events, AFA commemorates September 21, World Alzheimer's Day, a day proclaimed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to "raise awareness and help prevent mental illness" . Llorca recalled that, in Benidorm and its region, AFA organizes an "intense and complete" week of events that will begin on Sunday 16 and end on the 23rd with "a classic", the "solidary meal".

The president of AFA, Garbiñe Mondragón, who has accompanied the councillor in the presentation of the Alzheimer's Week, thanked "the daily collaboration" that the City Council, through Social Welfare, lends to their association. A support that is translated "in our headquarters", in reference to the municipal premises transferred in the Social Center 'Pepa Esperanza Llinares Llorca' of La Cala, and to the putting in operation of a van for the transfer of the users, or the recently established "dining service from 10.00 to 17.00 hours".

Program of events

Sunday, September 16 6:00 pm  Open Air Dance 'I move for Alzheimer's'. Av. Rosa de los Vientos de Villajoyosa, with performances by Magic John and Roberto Carballo Music School. Activity promoted by the Independent Neighborhood Association of La Cala de La Vila.

Monday, September 17 11.00 'Collage Alzheimer, Social Science'. Social Center 'Pepa Esperanza Llinares Llorca'.

Tuesday, September 18 Excursion to Orihuela. 9:00 am Departure from Av. Alfonso Puchades, next to Don Benito building.

Wednesday, September 19.18.30 hours. Talk by Cristina Olmedo in the Assembly Hall of the City of Benidorm.

Thursday, September 20. 19.30 hours. Mass in memory of the deceased last year. Parish of La Almudena.

Friday, September 21 12.00 Release of 'The Globe of Memories' and manifest reading. Plaza de Sus Majestades los Reyes de España. During the day, petitions tables will be installed in Alameda and Tomás Ortuño streets (next to the ambulatory and the Mercadona supermarket) and at Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Another will also be installed in the Regional Hospital of Marina Baixa.

Saturday, September 22. 7:00 pm 'II solidarity March against oblivion', promoted by Mont Benidorm Neighborhood Association. On Paseo de Tamarindos.

Sunday, September 23. 2:00 pm 'Solidarity Food'. Arrocería La Marina. Menu, 27 euros adults and 11 children. There is also a 'zero row' menu of 10 euros for people who wish to collaborate but can not attend.