The Newsletter of the U3A in Oliva
The current Covid situation unfortunately delayed to start up of the new service in Oliva from Ambulancias LaPena. Their new launch date is now Jan 4th. They have sent out an appeal to try and get customers signed up ready for the start. This is a great service for Oliva.
Ambulancias LaPena will be at the Polivalent on the 18th December between 10.00 & 12.00 to answer your questions.
Earlier in the year we organised a discount for U3A members and they are not only going to keep that discount going ( €94 not €99 per Household), but they have also offered to hold off on charging the full amount (for our members)until January, rather than on sign up.
The Night Sky in December
The Incredible Stars
Happy and Prosperous New Year to All. Let us hope the year brings an end to the terrible effects of the Corona Virus and we can once again enjoy some time with friends and family without impacting on other people’s health and welfare. Astronomy could be enjoyed during the gloom of 2020 as many people view the sky from their garden alone. Our regular fortnightly meetings were however cancelled and like many other groups we have continued to hold virtual meetings using zoom. The start of the year can be gloomy after the Christmas events however the evening sky holds some sparkle. Orion dominates the South and stands high above rooftops after dark. Last year there were expectations of the bright orange coloured star Betelguese, which marks Orion’s right shoulder undergoing a major outburst, a supernova.
El Bastidor Shoeboxes
We sadly cannot have the party this year, hopefully next year, so we will deliver them on Friday 18th.
May we thank your Committee for their support, especially Nancy, Kathleen and John, without whose expertise and help this would not have happened.
Thanks again, stay safe, Feliz Navidad.
A great new service for expats who can’t see their doctor and have translation problems when seen.
New English speaking medical clinics have recently been launched by Dr Margo Livingston, Doctor of Immunology and Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Masters degree) with her business partner Helena Davidson. This pair recognised the urgent need that many expats currently have during the pandemic with COVID-19, that they can’t easily get doctor’s appointments and also have difficulty understanding the conversation with a doctor during a telephone interview, if they don’t speak Spanish. Many people need basic medical care and follow up for illnesses unrelated to corona virus but these needs are sadly not being met due to the clamp down in services and focus on COVID-19.