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Five ways to wellbeing: Connection

For combating loneliness and #StayingWell in later years: 1 – Connection Confidence is reliant upon feeling valued and shared experiences with other people. Having others to connect with will provide engagement and support for someone lonely so that they feel more positive about themselves. Regular human interaction is a well-defined...

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Combating Loneliness at Christmas

                      What is it can you do to help combat loneliness during the run up to Christmas? Some things to think about as we approach Christmas: 1. Acknowledge someone when you are out and about. A simple greeting will go...

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Finding a New Friend: Real Life Stories

Befriending changes lives but don’t just take our word for it, read about the real life experiences of people who have asked for our help.  Joe and Justine Genuine friends don’t demand money but are instead generous with their time and will listen. Joe had run into financial difficulty after...

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Live Well: Stay Well This Winter – Top Tips

We are excited to be able to work with all our #livewell partners (CCGs, local authorities and Essex County Council) to launch our Essex-wide ‘stay well this winter’ campaign, running from this month until end of February, which raises awareness of a number of actions you can take to help...

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Jean Robinson on BBC Essex

Listen to Jean Robinson our Veranda Manager talking on BBC Radio Essex about the ‘Unremembered’ project and the special wreaths from Age Concern Colchester laid by (308) Colchester RAF Air Cadets at the Cenotaph for Remembrance...

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