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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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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day approaches on March 11th and it seems Colchester is especially generous giving presents to dear mum on this special day: http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/16052562.Research_shows_millions_of_pounds_will_be_spent_on_Mother_s_Day_gifts/ Though not to forget those who are quietly remembering a mother who is no longer with us and has passed away. Naturally presents are not the only...

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Are you stuck at home?

With the extremely cold weather still circling the UK, if you are stuck indoors, there are things you can do in the meantime to look after yourself over the next few days: Older people are being advised not to open their bedroom windows at night as the cold air could...

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Useful Information about Loneliness

Were you aware that there are those within our community more vulnerable to loneliness than others? Nationally, the figure is about 1.2 million for many of us in later life who fall into this category. The Campaign to End Loneliness says, “Feeling lonely can be fleeting, felt for just a...

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Read a Story – Make a Memory

Don’t forget World Book Day 2018 is on 1st March. Reading aloud to someone has never been so fun. Create a wonderful memory and share a story both old or new with someone you know and show that the magic of story time is still going strong. However, whatever your...

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Keep active in Colchester

Did you know that 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 time goes by. As we are all different, you can do as little...

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How do I become a Befriender for Age Concern?

Loneliness may well be one of the most important issues that those of us in later life will possibly face with significant issues for physical, mental health and even life expectancy. So what can we do to help now? Befriending is an ideal way to make someone’s life less lonely...

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