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Planning For Your Future - useful resources

Here are a list of online resources that may be useful in helping you to think about planning for later life.


Age Scotland Publications

Age Maze                                                             

Eat Well

Housing Options Guide



Strathclyde Centre for Lifelong Learning

Skills Development Scotland

Positive Steps

Finance and legal

Financial Conduct Authority

Money Advice Service

Handy legal guide for older people - in partnership with Solicitors for Older People Scotland

Finance | Budget Tools

Citizens Advice Budget Tool

Money Advice Service Budget Planner

Finance | Finding an Advisor

Money Saving Expert

Personal Finance Society

Way Finder

Looking After You | Exercise, Nutrition and Sleep

UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines Sept. 2019

Couch to 5k

Eating Well

Sit less Move More

The Lifecurve - discover how you are ageing using the free Lifecurve app

Track your Vitamin D intake

NHS online BMI calculator - are you a healthy weight? 


Incontinence - Gusset Grippers aims to tackle incontinence using humour

Exercise for wheelchair users 

Seated exercise - for those with reduced standing tolerance 

Sit Less Move More - University of Glasgow research project - find out more and take part


Looking After You | Emotional and Mental Well-being 

Anxiety Self Help Guide NHS Inform - there are guides here too for depression and problem solving

Minding Your Head - information on how to protect your mental and emotional well-being and the issues that can affect it e.g. anxiety or depression. It also contains information on the local services that can offer help and support.

Giles Brandreth 7 Steps to Happiness - book 

Giles Brandreth 7 Steps to Happiness - video clip

Happiness TED talk ; Shawn Achor

Mindfulness Scotland - information on mindfulness and local courses available.

Green prescribing  - enjoying outdoor recreational activities for well-being

TED Talk: Lessons from the longest study on happiness - what makes a good life to keep us happier and healthier

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)  

Looking After You | Cognitive Health

Green space and cognitive ageing; Lothian birth cohort 1936

 How Age UK contributes to Brain Ageing Research

Cognitive Fitness online course  - Harvard Health

Reducing your Risk of Dementia


Volunteer Scotland

Where Volunteering Begins Video

What will you do next?

There are many opportunities in retirement and ways to spend your time that you may not have thought of but might want to look into further.

We have compiled some suggestions of the types of opportunities available here.  This is not an exhaustive list and many alternatives exist.  They are in no way endorsed or specifically recommended by Age Scotland but may be of interest for you to research further.



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