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Panto Horse Derby Entry Closing Date

We would like to extend a big thank you to those teams who have already entered a horse for the big day raising money for lots of worthy causes. Be advised that the closing date should you wish to enter is 12th September 2018. If you are still thinking about...

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Silver Sunday at Colchester Library

Colchester Library are hosting an event, in partnership with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service. On Sunday 7 October, 1:30-3:00pm, we will be celebrating our older residents and all that they have contributed to our town. In association with Silver Sunday, a national initiative designed to celebrate those aged 65...

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Colchester’s Older Residents To Benefit From New Centre

Colchester Borough Council and Age Concern Colchester are working together to improve facilities and services for older people in Colchester. Age Concern Colchester recently opened its new centre on North Hill offering support services and activities for the borough’s older residents and their families. To support this initiative and align...

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Healthy eating 50+_

            Have you ever considered that over the age of 50 what you eat will have an impact on your health? Don’t worry, you won’t need to banish those much loved dishes from the shopping list in order to stay healthy. As you grow older,...

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Panto Horse Derby Day Thrills and Spills

                Charities are signing up for this great opportunity to raise money for Panto Horse Derby Day September 23rd 2018 along your very own Colchester High Street. Could you raise money for your favourite charity? We have suits if you are stuck for...

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How to prevent falling in Later Years

Falls are the single biggest cause of visits to A&E departments for older people, according to Age UK. Falls can trigger serious complications – a lengthy hospital stay for a broken hip, or permanently reduced mobility that affects quality of life, for example. It’s worth doing as much as possible...

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Knit & Natter Update

Knit and Natter in full flow at Age Concern Colchester. Anyone want to join in? The club runs every Tuesday from 10am-midday. Needles and wool provided and the promise of great company and a nice cup of tea. https://www.ageconcerncolchester.org.uk/events/list/ for all our...

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What is your perception of Later Years?

Glass half full or half empty: What is your perception of later years? Nowadays people are living much longer and the later years are more likely to inhabit a much broader period in our lives than ever before. Around Colchester residents over 90 years of age have risen by as...

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Knit & Natter comes with wool included

Keep it Tuesday 10.00am to 12.00pm at Colchester’s Age Concern for whiling away the time knitting and nattering. Wool is supplied but remember to bring your needles! Knit and natter helps to knit over 27,000 hats a year for a big fundraiser that we do. Enjoy time together, chat and...

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Introducing Panto Horse Derby Day

Panto Horse Race anyone? Come and join the fun on 23rd September and enter a Panto Horse Race to remember whilst supporting Age Concern at the same time. Don’t worry if you haven’t done this before as we will send you a pack which shows how you can buy, rent...

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