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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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Small hat knitting extravaganza: News

The challenge is to knit us a small hat for our collection so we can raise as much money to combat loneliness and poverty for our community. If you want to do more, be our guest. We will have plenty of wool so you needn’t worry about running out. What...

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National Pet Week

Experts say, owning or adopting a pet tends to help reduce stress and can be therapeutically healing, for example by lowering blood pressure while providing physical wellbeing, particularly walking those dogs on a Sunday morning! Many of us have found companionship over the years by looking after a pet with...

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Did someone say it’s Easter?

As Lent leads into Easter we all know this is yet another time of year which can be quite tough for many of those in later life who find it difficult to get out and about. The long weekend is a great time to spend time with a loved one...

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Knitting Needle Fundraise for Age Concern

Do you enjoy the art of knitting? Join in the great knitting project to raise money for Age Concern Colchester. The challenge is to knit us a small hat for our collection. If you want to do more, be our guest. We will have plenty of wool so you needn’t...

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National Conversation Week

Who are you going to have your next conversation with? Indulge in the art of conversation this week 19th – 25th March. Have you heard the phrase “It’s been far too long” or “I was meaning to get back to you”? Well, National Conversation Week is all about the joys of...

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We are moving!

Not long now until we make the big move over to our new headquarters on North Hill. We are very excited about this because we will have the space to do so much more to support those in later years and in many more ways than before. If you want...

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