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
Skills Development Scotland
Finance and legal
Handy legal guide for older people - in partnership with Solicitors for Older People Scotland
Finance | Budget Tools
Finance | Finding an Advisor
Looking After You | Exercise, Nutrition and Sleep
The Lifecurve - discover how you are ageing using the free Lifecurve app
NHS online BMI calculator - are you a healthy weight?
Incontinence - Gusset Grippers aims to tackle incontinence using humour
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.
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
Looking After You | Cognitive Health
Green space and cognitive ageing; Lothian birth cohort 1936
Cognitive Fitness online course - Harvard Health
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.