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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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World Alzheimer’s Day 2018

On world Alzheimer’s day 2018 we recognise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease have greatly improved over the last decade and now it is being identified much earlier on in life. This condition is alternatively known as Dementia and the most common cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Symptoms include constant loss of memory,...

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Backcare Awareness Week Programme at Age Concern Colchester

We are pleased to present the following programme of events during Backcare Awareness Week 2018 8-12th October at Age Concern Colchester: The theme is Back Pain in Older Adults.  Will Quince our local MP will be onsite to open proceedings for us speaking at 10.30am before the Monday session.    ...

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