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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

Education

U3A

Strathclyde Centre for Lifelong Learning

Skills Development Scotland

Positive Steps

Finance

Financial Conduct Authority

Money Advice Service

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? 

Sleeping

Incontinence - Gusset Grippers aims to tackle incontinence using humour

 

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

Volunteering

Volunteer Scotland

Where Volunteering Begins Video

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