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Key topics

  • Winter health

    Cold weather causes a massive increase in associated health problems. Find out how to take care of yourself during the colder months.
  • Conditions and illnesses

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

    Eating a healthy diet doesn't have to be difficult or expensive - follow our simple advice
  • Fitness and exercise

    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.
  • Relationships and family

    As you get older your relationships carry more meaning and you may begin to lose life-long friends.
  • Your healthcare rights

    This section explains all your rights with regard to receiving adequate healthcare.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT)

    Information and advice for older LGBT people.
  • Dental Care - NHS and private

    All you need to know about looking after your teeth and how to get dental care.
  • GP services

    Everyone should be registered with a GP practice, even if you don't currently have any health problems.
  • Health and Wellbeing projects

    Age UK run a series of health and wellbeing projects, supporting older people to take up physical activity and offering organisations training and support.
  • 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.

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News and campaigns

  • Loneliness warning

    Councils are warning that loneliness is a major public health concern.
  • Sight loss

    Thousands of blind and partially sighted older people are not getting support.
  • Heating worries

    Over 4 million older people are worried about heating their homes.
  • Ageing population

    The rise in life expectancy is a great achievement, but many older people still feel excluded.