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Improving older people's wellbeing

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Looking after ourselves

We run programmes across the UK network to improve older people’s physical and mental wellbeing.

We work closely with our local partners to deliver a range of programmes and services across the UK. These vital projects help people stay safe, healthy and independent as they get older. 

This is some of what we do and why we do it. 

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Getting older people online

No one should feel excluded because their not online. Our programme helps older people get online and feel digitally confident.

Other wellbeing programmes and areas of work

  • Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST)

    Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) is a weekly one- to two-hour-long programme for people living with mild to moderate dementia.
  • Personalised Integrated Care

    We provide an innovative combination of medical and non‑medical personalised support for older people living with multiple long‑term conditions who are at risk of unplanned hospital admissions.
  • Safe to be me

    The Safe to be me resource guide offers practical advice on providing the kind of service in which older lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people can feel safe to be themselves.
  • Testing Promising Approaches to Reducing Loneliness

    The programme was launched following the Promising Approaches to Loneliness and Isolation in Later Life report produced by Age UK and Campaign to End Loneliness in 2015.

How our wellbeing programmes are helping older people

Chair yoga class

Chair yoga

Age UK Ealing, like many local partners, offers seated exercise classes. We visit a chair yoga class to find out more.

Volunteers who deliver

Food2You delivers groceries to older people in Lewisham and Southwark. Caroline Hughes explains how volunteers help.

For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 169 65 65 (8am-7pm, 365 days a year).  

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