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Health & wellbeing

Get information on age-related health conditions, tips and advice on staying fit and healthy, as well as information on dealing with health services and leaving hospital.

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Your mind matters

It's not just our physical health we need to take care of. Making sure we're feeling mentally and emotionally well is just as important.

Keep well this winter

There are simple things we can do to look after ourselves and others so we all stay healthy and happy this winter.

Getting help when ill

Your GP doesn't always need to be your first point of contact when you feel unwell. There are other services that can help.


  • Conditions and illnesses

    Information and advice about conditions and illnesses which may affect us as we get older.
  • Health services

    From your rights to certain care, to what it's like going into hospital, we've got you covered.
  • Being active

    Want to improve your fitness but don't know where to start? Find out what exercise might suit you.
  • Mind and body

    Information and advice on keeping your mind and body healthy as you get older.
  • Loneliness

    Loneliness can define our lives and harm our health. Get advice and support to improve your situation.
  • Staying Sharp

    We know our physical health is important, but it's becoming clearer that we can look after our brain health too.
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Befriending services

We combat loneliness through our befriending services, where a volunteer befriender provides companionship to an older person.

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Sir Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of the late Sir Naim Dangoor, CBE, and the Exilarch's Foundation.

We're here to help

You can order printed copies of any of our guides and factsheets by calling our advice line on 0800 678 1602. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. We also offer support and specialist advice through the advice line and at over 130 local Age UKs.

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