Town Retirees Association Meeting
José Chulvi: "In this legislature the elderly have been a fundamental objective of protection and attention, which is why the social budget has been multiplied by four"
The Minister of Health, Miguel Mínguez, puts Xàbia as an example of care for the elderly thanks to programs such as Menjars a Casa or Radars.
Xàbia, May 21, 2023. Seven million euros invested in Social Services and less taxes for everyone as a recipe to meet the needs of people. With this balance, the PSOE of Xàbia presented itself in its meeting with a large group of members of the Association of Retirees.
Together with the candidate, José Chulvi, the Minister of Universal Health, Miguel Mínguez, participated, who valued the work done by the local government during these four years.
As José Chulvi explained in front of the nearly 200 attendees, the local government project, in a legislature marked by difficulties such as the COVID pandemic or storms, has been "focused on people, which has increased spending on Social Services from 300,000 euros per year to 1,300,000, and that it has reduced taxes – the IBI by 17% and the elimination of the garbage tax – to alleviate the negative effects of inflation”.
In addition, in this legislature, Chulvi continued, the elderly have been one of the groups on which efforts have focused the most, and thus important projects focused on them have been launched, such as "Menjar a casa", telecare or the program " Radars” to meet the needs of those who live alone.
For his part, Minister Mínguez, referred to dependency aid that allows families with elderly care to see their situation alleviated and to the efforts of the Valencian government to achieve the complete reversal of the Dénia hospital to return it to public management. In this regard, he explained that “an older person has the same health rights as any other citizen. And they must be cared for with the same resources and efforts as anyone else.”
For Mínguez, “the objective is not for the elderly to live in residences, but for them to be able to be at home with dignity, cared for with the maximum guarantees. And for that there must be a great collaboration between the Generalitat Valenciana and the municipalities, as is the case with Xàbia and the Menjar a Casa y Radars program ”.
He also stressed the need to “maintain respect for the elderly, we are not stupid or useless, and companies, banks, cannot leave such an important population group out of the game. They cannot leave us on the sidelines and we are going to demand the personal treatment we deserve”.
Likewise, he valued the sensitivity of the Valencian government, chaired by Ximo Puig, with the municipal governments, precisely because of the president's condition as former mayor of Morella.
In addition to Chulvi and Minister Mínguez, Rita Berruti and Rosana Sapena participated in the meeting.
Rita, head of Social Services during the last legislature, recalled the significant increase in her department's budget since 2020, when it was multiplied by four to reach the highest level of care.
Rosana Sapena, for her part, explained that her motivation to participate in the local PSOE candidacy has been "the good work done and the confidence that José Chulvi's team generates in me, some people who have brought a change to Xàbia that today allows to be better in all aspects; people I trust and to whom I would leave the keys to my house and the most important matters of day-to-day without hesitation”.
In his final speech, José Chulvi stressed that "it is time to continue sending a message of stability and confidence, so that the City Council continues to focus on what really matters, which is serving people, offering quality services and generating better opportunities, let's continue creating employment as up to now, and attracting investment”.