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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.

Find your local Age UK and get face-to-face information and advice near you


Topics

  • Loneliness

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

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

    As you get older your relationships carry more meaning and you may begin to lose lifelong friends.
  • Health services

    The experience of going into hospital can be less stressful if you know what to expect and what your rights are.
  • Keeping fit

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

    Information about ageing happily and healthily, and tips on keeping your mind and body healthy.
  • Healthy eating

    Eating a healthy diet doesn't have to be difficult or expensive - follow our simple advice
  • End of life planning

    Thinking about the end of life can be tough, but being well informed can help us stay in control of the way we die.
  • Staying Sharp

    We know looking after our physical health is important, but more and more it's becoming clear that we can look after our brain health too.

Befriending services

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

About our befriending services

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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.

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All the information and advice we provide on the website is free and completely independent, as is our National Advice Line that is open 365 days a year.

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