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Keep Healthy into Later LifeAgewell Logo Image

Having a healthy lifestyle and good wellbeing throughout your life will enable you to stay healthy into older age. Also, as people get older their bodies, lifestyles and health needs can change.

For information on nutrition, exercises, preventing a fall and staying healthy all year round click here.


Local Initiatives led or supported by Colchester Borough Council include:

Lion Walk Activity Centre

A social hub for older people, offering a range of group activities and service


Life Enhancing Activity Programme

Designed to help people lead a healthier life, Colchester Leisure World run LEAP: a scheme designed specifically for those with long term conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and back/joint problems


Agewell Image Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs)

If a disability is making like difficult, grants and loans are available to help with adaptations and improvements to help you remain independent and in your own home for longer.



A personal monitoring and response service that can help you or loved one stay independent in their own home.


Colchester Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)

A recently formed collaborative made up of many local partners with the aim of making Colchester a dementia friendly town.



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Information, advice and support can be sought from a range of organisations. Age concernCommunity AgentsEssex Connects and Support for Carers can help you to find what you need to age well.