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Hot Tips
‘Hot Tips’ is Age Scotland’s successful calendar, which provides a wide variety of information to help older people get prepared for winter.
Each month focusses on a special theme or includes content from a partner charity.  For the 2015 edition, we were able to make more than 80,000 copies available across the country.
Monthly content
‘Hot Tips’ includes suggestions on making your home comfortable, safe and warm, as well as the latest information on welfare benefits and hints on keeping fit and healthy.  However, the calendar also looks at improving quality of life and what people can do to get out and about or involved in volunteering.
This year, we’re supplementing the content in the calendar with additional information online through the Age Scotland blog [link to: http://www.agescotlandblog.info/] and website.  Each month, there will be a special blog entry with extra hints and tips and links to all the resources we didn’t have space for in the calendar.  
Click on the links below to find the information you’re looking for – please note, this page will be updated throughout the year:
January: Looking after you [NB – this will link to relevant blog post once produced]
February: Keeping mentally well
March: Disability benefits
April: Action on Hearing Loss
May: Financial resilience
June: Carers Trust
July: Care & Repair
August: Being energy efficient
September: Transport tips
October: Your local pharmacist
November: Poppyscotland
December: Winter preparedness
About the calendar
‘Hot Tips’ is funded by the Scottish Government, and completely free for you to enjoy.  
However, if you would like to make a donation towards next year’s edition, simply text AGES10  and your amount to 70070 or fill out and send of this donation form [upload this pdf: https://agescotland.sharepoint.com/PolicyResearchAndInfluencing/Shared%20Documents/Policy%20and%20Research/Projects/Housing/Hot%20Tips/Hot%20Tips%202014-15/Development/Hot%20Tips%20Donation%20Form.pdf].  All money raised through these options will go directly towards funding ‘Hot Tips’.
Copies of the calendar are available at local Age Scotland retail shops [link to: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/about-us/our-shops/], constituency offices of some MSPs and MPs, local libraries and a wide variety of housing associations and Age Scotland member groups.
To tell us what you’d like to see included in the next edition of the calendar, or to tell us what suggestions you’ve followed in the calendar, email hottips@agescotland.org.uk.
Our partners
This year, the following organisations contributed towards the content of Age Scotland’s ‘Hot Tips’ calendar.
Poppyscotland [link to http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk]
Care & Repair Scotland [Link to http://www.careandrepairscotland.co.uk/]
Royal Pharmaceutical Society in Scotland [Link to: http://www.rpharms.com/how-we-are-governed/scottish-pharmacy-board.asp]
Action on Hearing Loss [Link to: http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/about-us/scotland.aspx]
Carers Trust [Link to http://www.carers.org/scotland]
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‘Hot Tips’ is Age Scotland’s successful calendar which each month focuses on a special theme or provides information from one of our selected charity partners, to bring you hints and tips throughout the year on how to love later life.

‘Hot Tips’ includes suggestions on making your home comfortable, safe and warm, as well as the latest information on welfare benefits and hints on keeping fit and healthy.  However, the calendar also looks at improving quality of life, and what people can do to get out and about or involved in volunteering.

About the calendar

‘Hot Tips’ is funded by the Scottish Government, and completely free for you to enjoy.  However, if you would like to make a donation towards next year’s edition, simply text AGES10 and your amount to 70070, via our Hot Tips donation form, or via JustGiving

Copies of the calendar are available at local Age Scotland retail shops, constituency offices of some MSPs and MPs, local libraries and a wide variety of housing associations and Age Scotland member groups or you can download a copy here. For the 2015 edition, we were able to make more than 80,000 copies available across the country.

We'd love to hear from you!

If you've made changes based on the information found in Hot Tips, no matter how small, we would love to hear about it. Just contact us on the details below.

For more information: Email hottips@agescotland.org.uk or call 0333 32 32 400