La Victoria de Acentejo has its first socio-sanitary residence for the elderly, a demand for decades from the residents of the municipality that became a reality thanks to the commitment of the Cabildo de Tenerife to finance part of the action, which reaches a budget of close to 1.8 millions of euros.

The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, and the mayor, Juan Antonio García Abreu, signed yesterday the act of reception of the work and work is already underway to provide the necessary technical personnel to serve the 18 future users and in the management future of the center, either directly or indirectly, two fundamental requirements for it to open its doors. And although he preferred not to give deadlines, the mayor said that “it will be before the end of the summer.”

The insular Councilor for Social Action, Marián Franquet, and the Councilor for Social Welfare, Estefanía Fernández, among other island and municipal representatives, also participated in the event.

In this context, Pedro Martin stated that “there are few things more gratifying than presenting these facilities, because it is a place to care for elderly people, prioritizing that they can stay in their environment, close to their families, so that they can be visited for his friends.”

The president stressed that the start-up of this center is part of a broader social policy developed in recent years by the Cabildo de Tenerife to adapt social and health care to the specific needs of the Island.

For his part, Juan Antonio García Abreu stressed the importance of putting into operation such an important facility and expected by the elders of the municipality, so that they can “live close to their town, which was one of the concerns we had”, and that is coming to cover the lack of a resource of these characteristics.

Marián Franquet pointed out that when assigning the places in the new residence, several criteria will be taken into account, including rootedness, to try to keep people close to their environment, always respecting the rigorous order of the waiting list.

Located on Añate street, above the health center, the property has three floors. The ground floor is used for common services, such as the kitchen and laundry; in the next one there is a multipurpose room and a space for projections and on the upper floor are the rooms.

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