Health & wellbeing

Gardening couple

Read our 10 tips for living happily and healthily for longer.

10 tips for better ageing

Multiple Sclerosis

Julie Banks talks to Amy Bowen, Director of Service Development at the MS Trust, about living with MS and where to get help and advice on treatments available.

More health features

Multiple Sclerosis
Older couple sitting

Do you have high blood pressure?

Persistently high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a major cause of premature death and disability in the UK.

Older lady wearing purple

Telephone befriending

Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely and isolating, particularly if you’re used to sharing your home and time with others.

Older nurse

Help and support for cancer

A diagnosis of cancer brings with it a lot of worry and fear. But there's lots of support and information available. 

Alan Beattie, dance teacher at age 78

Dancing is in Alan Beattie's blood. He's been tripping the light fantastic for more than 70 years, and at 78, he shows no signs of stopping any time soon.

Alan Beattie

How we help: Health

We believe that all older people should have the opportunity and support to live happy and healthy lives through equal access to appropriate prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services.


Protecting yourself and others from abuse

Abuse can take many forms. It can be financial, emotional, physical or sexual, and it doesn’t always involve a stranger. 
Older man sitting at home

Life-saving health tests

By undergoing routine health checks, which take just minutes to perform, you can spot any problems in the early stages when they are easier to treat.

older lady with a doctor
gifted housing

Gifted Housing Service

Donate your property to Age UK and enjoy security and peace of mind. We’ll support you to stay living there and help you with maintenance, and with the costs and worries of home ownership.

Dr Naim Dangoor OBE

Dr Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of Dr Naim Dangoor CBE and The Exilarch's Foundation

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