Loneliness Awareness Week

How to help a loved one in later years cope with the emotional pressures while living alone. When a loved suddenly finds themselves living alone after long years with a spouse or partner, the experience can be very traumatic. One retired lady described it as watching the world as she...

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šŸ‘ Announcing Fantastic Funding From National Lottery!

We’ve just received National Lottery funding! Thank you to everyone who plays The National Lottery for supporting us. We pledge to invest the money into our projects around NE which will further help our community to thrive, by tackling issues such asĀ loneliness andĀ isolation. AlmostĀ Ā£88Ā million of NationalLottery funding has justĀ been shared...

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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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Ageing Well Gadgets: The Touch Screen

Touch sensitive devices: iPad, Smart Phones and Tablets There is lots to consider as to the potential of games, puzzles and therapeutic apps available on most hand held devices. These days the older generation are becoming more used to operating their smart phones and tablets on a regular basis. Health...

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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 Letā€™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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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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