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Walking can be whatever you want it to be

Continuing our theme for National Walking Month, we would like to draw your attention to walking football. 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...

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Ask an Undertaker Event

‘Ask an Undertaker’ event to lift lid on bereavement issues marking Dying Matter’s Awareness Week Age Concern has teamed up with Freedom Funerals to launch Colchester’s first-ever ‘Ask an Undertaker’ event to get the community to open up about talking about death Colchester’s first-ever ‘Ask an Undertaker’ event will take...

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May is the Month that’s all about Walking

Our theme this month is all about the joys of walking as we believe there is so much to be gained from exercising in this way or at least for some of us, by simply enjoying the great out of doors breathing in fresh air. At the start of ‘National...

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East of England Co-op Green Token Scheme

An enormous thank you to everyone who dropped a green token into the box and voted for us at the East of England Co-op over the last few months. We are extremely grateful to receive the generous sum of £300 and we’ll assuredly use it to create the quality services...

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The Stress Awareness Month of April

April is Stress Awareness Month. Many of will us suffer from emotional stress at some point in our lives, much of it from unexpected sources. This type of stress can take many forms including bereavement and loneliness. It is never too late in life to confide with someone you trust...

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Older Generation can pass on life skills

Seven out of 10 millennials quizzed for a survey admitted they would like to learn more from their elders. Those living in later in life can be a great source of practical wisdom and advice. One remembers what a joy it was as a child to be shown how to...

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Intergenerational Care

There is a whole body of research that shows that doing shared activities with the youngest generation, senior citizens have experienced an increase in their physical wellbeing, greater confidence in doing tasks helping them to feel more positive. Both in America and the UK nursery and reception children have had...

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Thinking on about Parkinson’s

While many of us have heard about Parkinson’s disease, it is worth pointing out that as we begin a fresh new week, Wednesday 11th April is Parkinson’s awareness day, a life changing condition some of those from our community in later life have already experienced. Although Parkinson’s is incurable, it...

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Our New Home

Are you curious to know what our new building will be like? There are so many features at our new head quarters on North Street that we are looking forward to filling it with quality activities and creating fresh ideas to support those living in Colchester later in life. There...

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