Finding Friendship with Age Concern

With the increase in loneliness appearing to be an ongoing concern during the 21st century, we are committed to supporting the elderly community. Befriending is our way to support those in later years who have found themselves feeling isolated sometimes due to situations beyond their control. Our befriending team has...

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Befriending Open Day at Age Concern Clacton

We are looking for Befrienders around the Tendering area. There will be an Open day to discuss volunteering as a befriender at the Annexe imperial House 22 Rosemary road, Clacton 20th May 1pm to 4pm. If you have any questions ring Maryon on 01255 447007. We look forwards to seeing...

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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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Introducing the Ageing Well Brochure

Good News! We are proud to introduce the first Ageing Well brochure for Colchester which is now available online for you to download: Ageing Well Brochure As one gets older, it is inevitable that crucial life-changing decisions can cause anxiety. In later years those choices don’t get easier and can often seem confusing...

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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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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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