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Keeping active in later life

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Being physically active gives an instant wellbeing boost, enables you to keep doing what you love for longer, and helps maintain health, mobility, and independence.  It can also be fun and sociable.  Our guides help you to decide what sort of physical activities are right for you.  We also offer online activites to give you a wellbeing boost.

Keeping active in later life guide

If you are thinking about being more physically active our Keeping active in later life guide is for you.  It explains why physical activity is important and provides ideas for getting started.

Keeping active in later life guide

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Up and About guide

As we get older, falling or fear of falling can stop us from being physically active, but whatever your age, there are many things you can do to keep well, keep active and reduce the risk of falling. Our Up and About guide, produced in partnership with NHS Scotland, gives you tips on how to keep active and reduce your risk of trips and falls, both in your home and out and about. It suggests simple ways to improve your strength and balance and explains what to do if you do have a fall.

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You can order printed copies of this guide through your local Health Information Resources Service: further details here.

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Around the House in 80 Days videos

Around the House in 80 Days is series of short videos to help you build movement into your daily routine in the comfort of your own surroundings.  Each video has a friendly host to guide you through a movement for boosting your strength, balance, or flexibility.

Around the House in 80 Days

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Power Quiz is a game to get the body moving and fire up the mind.  Give yourself a wellbeing boost by joining one of our quiz events over the Zoom app.

We'll very shortly advertise Power Quiz dates on this page.  In the meantime you can register your interest by email to healthandwellbeing@agescotland.org.uk.

We can also train staff and volunteers from older people's community groups and clubs to host Power Quiz games.  Find out more here.

Order copies of our publications

You can download our guides using the links on this page. To request copies, which will be posted out to you for free, you can use our online publications order form or call the Age Scotland Helpline (0800 12 44 222 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

The Age Scotland Helpline

Call our helpline on 0800 12 44 222 for free to speak to an adviser. Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

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