Concessions for Senior Citizens

Planning a day out around Colchester? Well, you could save money if you are a senior citizen. There is no point missing out on a range of discounts and concessions available to senior citizens at certain venues with travel cards available for rail and bus. Take a look at the list of...

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The 5 Age Concern ‘Volunteer take-aways’

Volunteer work isn’t just about doing a good deed – it will have far reaching implications both for the volunteer and the community as a whole. Giving up your spare time to help other people is an entirely selfless act when supporting the most vulnerable. As volunteers are so valuable...

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Combatting Loneliness > Pet Therapy

Combatting loneliness > Pet Therapy Let’s face it, keeping a pet has a habit of bringing out the best in people. You may have heard of pet therapy – known otherwise as animal-assisted therapy, ownership therapy, nurture dogs or happy pets, as interventions said to improve health for the most...

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The Big Knit 2019

Please click to see the Big Knit poster. Keep the smoothie hats coming into Age Concern Colchester – 63 North Hill where we will convert them into cash....

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The Veranda Calling!

Do you think you would like to help out with our clubs and activities on the Vernada for a couple of hours at Age Concern Colchester headquarters? As the organisation is expanding, we are constantly looking for further ways to support our community while they are with us. We need...

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Five ways to wellbeing: Be Active

  The last of the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ series is to ‘Keep Active’. When growing older people appreciate that the benefits of a suitable exercise regime, outweigh the costs. Research has shown that those who regularly exercise have in the fullness of time enjoyed greater independence during later years....

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News Update for 2019

News Update With the New Year drawing in, we can look back on what was a great 2018. The team are really looking forward to 2019 – supporting more and more vulnerable people and going from strength to strength. All of us very much enjoy our role supporting the Colchester...

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Five ways to wellbeing: Learning

For combating loneliness and #StayingWell in later years: 4 – Learning Learning is a lifelong experience, for who could ever claim that they know everything? As far as the five ways to wellbeing is concerned, to learn is not just dealing with facts and knowledge, but is also about discovering...

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In the event of Influenza

The flu (Influenza) takes as little as a few days to develop and symptoms are likely to continue for more than 3 days, lasting to about a week.         Flu symptoms include: Fever* or feeling feverish/chills Cough Sore throat Runny or stuffy nose Muscle or body aches...

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