Jean Robinson started yesterday as Centre Manager and joins us after 5 ½ years in AGE UK Essex. She will managing our ‘Veranda’ space here at Age Concern headquarters. We would just like to say, welcome to the team!
The Veranda as this space is called, was launched earlier this year at Age Concern’s new premises on North Hill. The Veranda is aimed at bringing together people in later years with common interests to develop new friendships. Whether gardening, knitting, bereaved or otherwise simply looking to be at a place where people look out for one another with a warm welcome, great hospitality and to help those in later years live life better. Veranda is a universal term because Colchester is developing many more ethnic minority groups to ensure Age Concern Colchester is an inclusive organisation. The Veranda will be the new hang out at Age Concern for those in later years participating in a friendship group, exercising and learning new skills.