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Affordable care and nursing in the comfort of your own homeWith thousands of expats choosing the Algarve to retire, what happens when they start to suffer with deteriorating health problems? Do they return home, do they suffer in silence or do they have options? Here’s the answer

Algarve Care and Support is new Community Care Service providing affordable care and nursing in the comfort of your own home across all areas of the Algarve and with a team qualified professionals in Health and Social Care from all over Europe, they cater for everyone’s needs from companionship to Dementia support.

South African Scholars Seek International EducationAs another school year draws to a close in South Africa, many parents and scholars are beginning to think about their tertiary education options and future career opportunities.
Given South Africa’s limited quality tertiary education institutions and its annual, violent, “fees must fall” strikes, more and more people are considering residency and citizenship by investment as a means of accessing international tertiary institutions.
“The quality and standard of the study and career opportunities that a country and its academic institutions provide, play a fundamental role in the citizenship by investment (CBI) programmes that our investors choose at the end of the day,” says James Bowling, chief executive officer of Monarch&Co.

Pawsitive Dogs Algarve New Project of Guide Dog TrainingLast June, dog behaviourist and assistance dog trainer, Karin Holmström Forster, announced the new Pawsitive Dogs Algarve project to train two guide dogs that in early 2018 will be delivered to two visually impaired young people living in the Algarve, where she has lived for 18 years.
Karin and her two dogs began their training on August 21st in Devon, England, with Alan Brooks, one of the most experienced British guide dog trainers, with several articles and books edited, and a former Guide Dog UK regional manager. In this training period, which will last for 12 weeks, each dog has two daily training sessions. In addition to this practical component, Karin has to do an intense theoretical work, composed of reading articles and viewing videos about guide dogs training and animal welfare.

Winter is coming, heat your home now at 50%While in the North of Europe rain and storm is daily business, it seems in Algarve the summer is still lasting. However nights already get very fresh.

Soon we will get the humidity coming in at night, wetting cars and  metal gates, after that it is a matter of time before all damp comes in our homes again if not well insulated.


ASMAA launches a FREE "Citizen Advice Bureau" for Expats and Locals in PortugalThrough the “Citizen Advice Bureau”, ASMAA aims to assist individuals that are facing challenges with the bureaucratic aspects relating to living, visiting, owning a holiday home and/or business, and investing in Portugal.
It is ASMAA’s objective to assist not only the foreign resident community but also local Portuguese residents and business owners.

CLICK HERE to see more information.

Adolescent & Young Adult Therapy for 16-21 year oldsOur young people now face more pressure in their lives than at any other time. The combination of our society of social media, peer and academic pressure together with all the physical and emotional change of becoming an adult can prove too much for many youngsters. The effects can be overwhelming and if left untreated can develop into more severe mental and physical illnesses.

Even the most well-meaning and supportive parents can fail to get through to their offspring, leaving them feeling helpless and inadequate as they watch their ‘child’ suffering or harming themselves. Communication can break down for all concerned.

Visit the Algarve's Premier Nursing Home to Celebrate it's 25th AnniversaryBritish owned Monte da Palhagueira Nursing Home offers the ultimate blend of high quality care and peaceful tranquility from its convenient location in the delightful Gorjões hillside, just 20 minutes drive from Faro International Airport and less than 5 miles to the east of Loulé town centre.

Monte da Palhagueira is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, having been the very first retirement village to open in the Algarve. The village is part of the family owned Amesbury Abbey Group, which operates a further three villages in Wiltshire and Hampshire in England.

I don't want to think about my funeral - why do I need to?Time and time again we hear "I don't want to think about my funeral". But living in this day and age where prices are increasing annually, there is a lot if misleading information re funeral plans especially on the internet. Putting off when you should plan your funeral is an easy option - but without a funeral plan it is not easy for those left behind to make the arrangements.

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