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Yoga Class Starting Soon

Due to the popular demand a new Yoga class will be starting 21st May. If anyone is looking to stay fit through gentle exercising amongst like minded people then why not sign up to start our latest yoga class on Tuesday mornings from 11.15am – 12 noon running for 6...

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Call for Gardeners

As spring has definitely sprung, people’s minds are turning to their garden in time for the warmer weather. At the Age Concern offices, we have had a number of inquiries from our residents who wish to hire a gardener. So, we are looking for reliable and affordable local gardeners who...

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Stress and Independant Living

Stress is one of a number of many challenges we could all do without as the years pass. For the older generation, the pressures of life will manifest differently from someone who is much younger. For instance, there is a link between the changes in sleep patterns encountered later in...

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Support Dementia Action Week

From Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May, it’s Dementia Action Week – a week that unites individuals, workplaces and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia. Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. Here are some dates for your diaries of events happening across...

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Free Electric Bed + Wheelchair?

Did you know the best things in life are free? We have an electric bed + Wheel Chair going spare to collect from an address in #Colchester. If you know someone who would benefit from having one, please get in touch with us at the office Age Concern Colchester for more...

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Oportunidad de voluntariado

At the Veranda, Age Concern Colchester’s office and activity centre we have a couple of older people who would like to learn basic Spanish. We have a friendly atmosphere, community café and space and we’d love to find a volunteer who could help If there is anyone out there who...

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Ideas to While Away Spring Days

Spring Days in Colchester Make the most of the warmer weather this spring. For your reference is a list of activities to do in Colchester appropriate to this time of year. 1. A walk around Castle Park Open air venues are always a good start: An extra hour of sunlight...

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Sleep Patterns and Later Years

Did you know for over 65s, 13% of men and 36% of women take more than 30 minutes to get to sleep? Sleep patterns do change as we age such as, – sleeping less deeply and waking up more often during the night having spent more time in the lighter...

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Boxted 10k

Are you prepared to accessorise with a pair of running shoes? How about the Boxted 10K run June 9th as a personal fundraising idea for Age Concern Colchester? Set a target and help us to make life easier for those in later years around our community.  £10 will buy someone in poverty the support to fill...

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