Health & wellbeing

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Looking to try a different way to keep fit, but don't know your Gyrotonic from your Tai Chi? We lead you through some of the most popular exercise classes.

Getting moving


Learn about the various types of diabetes and find out what help is available

More health features

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Fat, sugar and salt

Diets that are high in fat, sugar and salt are associated with a higher incidence of many of today’s common health conditions. Find out how to maintain a healthy weight and be more aware of what's in your food. 

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Feeling lonely?

We can all feel lonely at times, but it shouldn't be accepted as an inevitable part of getting older. Sometimes a friendly chat can really lift our spirits.

An older lady sitting on a bench looking worried

Depression help

We all feel a little sad or down from time to time but feeling down is not the same as feeling depressed or depression. 

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.


Walk your way to health

The great thing about walking is that you don’t need any specialist equipment. Read our tips for walking your way to health.
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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.

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Age UK Advice - 0800 169 6565

What does Age UK do in your area?

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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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