Arthritis – Physical Pain and Mental Health

Arthritis will often creep up by stealth, commonly developing over a many years without respite. This process is not easy to monitor as there are a variety of variations of it with a distinct set of symptoms causing a great deal of physical pain especially during the later years. Essentially,...

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The Community Mega Mix

If you have strolled through any town centre, one might be reminded of the current trend in population growth towards an ageing demographic. This means that in the 21st century preoccupation in town planning would not go far wrong by considering greater accessibility for our senior community. Given there are good...

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What Does Kindness Mean to You?

Age Concern Colchester and NE Essex runs a variety of friendship groups and services all over NE Essex. Kindness is something we could all do with a little more of these days. An act of kindness needn’t be a massive life changing event but can often appear as a small...

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Scavenger Hunt Challenge on Panto Horse Derby Day

How are your skills of detection? The scavenger hunt is coming to town on Panto Horse Derby Day August 26th. With various start times during the day it’s perfect for the school holidays! Can you help Piccolo find his missing horse shoes?  Piccolo has lost a number of horse shoes around the...

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Recycle Ink Jet Cartridges for Charity

Age Concern Colchester is now registered with Recycle for Charity. “We help our thousands of members raise funds for charity by providing a free, easy to use, custom branded recycling programme for empty printer inkjet cartridges. Working with Recycle4Charity is a simple way to help the environment, whilst raising money.”...

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Beware: Hard Selling to Senior Citizens

Have you ever been the victim of hard selling? We are concerned that senior citizens within our community are being approached stating that we have sent them. One lady in particular reported a hard sell from a company called “Pure Independence” who said they were sent by the NHS and...

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Witham Coffee Morning

What a lovely afternoon in Witham. We had a fantastic time celebrating our Witham coffee morning club with a delicious afternoon tea. We were delighted to have Angela Kilmartin and Sue Wilson from the Witham Central Ward join us. Thank you for your very generous donation. We are meeting every Wednesday...

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Colchester United Open Day – some photos

At the weekend we had the wonderful opportunity to join the team at Colchester United as one of their charity partners at their open day. Age Concern Colchester provided information about the Panto Horse day, gave out art competition entries and also played battleship football, so that people could try...

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