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The Big Knit 2018: Every Smoothie Hat is a Life Line

How are your Smoothie hats coming on?: https://www.ageconcerncolchester.org.uk/2018/10/15/the-big-knit-2018/ As the Big Knit appeal is going full steam ahead, every hat you make for us, we will convert into money so that we can crack on with the work we are doing around the borough making life easier for the vulnerable and...

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Pension Wise

Pension Wise offer free and impartial government guidance about your defined contribution pension options. Pension Wise can help if you: are aged 50 or over have a personal or workplace pension want to make sense of your options. To find out more either call 0800 138 3944 or book an...

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The Big Knit 2018

Calling all knitters Time to dig out those knitting needles for the Big Knit It’s the return of the Big Knit campaign and Age Concern is calling on Colchester to join in and get knitting! Whether a knitting ninja, purling pro, crochet connoisseur or just keen to have a go...

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New Member of Our Team

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...

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Are you monitoring your posture?

Posture – The position in which someone holds their body when standing or sitting. Age can sometimes bring mounting frailty and while for some of us, our bones and joints may stay relatively strong, lower back problems do develop from poor posture. Bad posture tends to bring added pressure to...

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The Changing Landscape of Care

Talk at John Ford Group given by Simon Prestney CEO of Age Concern Colchester It was great spending some time with John Ford Group today in supporting the launch of their new adaptation centre. As requested, the short talk I gave on changes for those in later years is here....

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Panto Horse Derby Day Raffle Winners

And now the moment you have all been waiting for: The winners of the Panto Horse Derby Day Raffle have been announced as follows:           Number 81         1st prize is a weeks holiday in a cottage in Norfolk a few hundred yards from a café which...

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