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Keep active in Colchester

Did you know that over the age 65 it is vital to remain as active for as long and as much possible? Without regular exercise, those things you loved to do before could become more difficult as time goes by. As we are all different, you can do as little...

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How do I become a Befriender for Age Concern?

Loneliness may well be one of the most important issues that those of us in later life will possibly face with significant issues for physical, mental health and even life expectancy. So what can we do to help now? Befriending is an ideal way to make someone’s life less lonely...

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Have you thought about sponsoring us at Age Concern Colchester? You can Gift Aid your donation: That means more money comes to us so we can support those in later years all the more. With the option to set your own target, raise as little or as much money as...

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Daily chats improve lives of people with dementia

If you have a loved one who has dementia, maybe spending around 10 minutes a day talking to them will improve their quality of life. A new study has demonstrated that by communicating to patients one-to-one had helped reduce outbursts of anger and agitation. Those staff in care homes who...

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Age Concern Colchester is an independent Charity that relies on the goodwill of those in Colchester to keep us going. Can you help us keep vital services going? Even a pound or two a month would help us greatly through our Virgin Giving Page. Don’t forget to Gift Aid if...

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Pop-Up Shop

We have been trialing a pop-up shop for three months. Thank you to everyone involved it was a hugely successful pilot. We are looking at re-opening in the Spring and are keen to talk to any volunteers who would consider giving their time in either serving tea and coffee, befriending...

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Volunteer Opportunities

We have lots of volunteer opportunities at the moment Click here for more details…. These include: – Volunteer HR Volunteer Bid-Writer Volunteer Reception and Administration Volunteer Events Manager Volunteer Personal Assistant Volunteer Social Media Manager If companies are looking to support in terms of CSR we would also welcome projects support...

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Age Concern AGM

The AGM will be held on Friday 8th December at 5pm in the Board Room at Winsleys House. We welcome everyone who is involved in the organisation to come and join us to share in the news of the past year and the year to come.

Volunteers wanted

Volunteers urgently wanted to join our befriending service, visiting the older generation of Colchester in their homes. For more information call our Befriending coordinator on 01206 368420