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Later life wellbeing resources

We can support your group or service to enhance the wellbeing of your members age 50 and older.  

Email bulletin on Wellbeing in later life

We publish a monthly Wellbeing in Later Life email bulletin with information and stories that we hope will interest, educate, and entertain those supporting older adults in Scotland to foster good wellbeing, whether in a voluntary, professional, or personal capacity.

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The Wellbeing Flower resource kit

The Wellbeing Flower is a group activity resource for organisers of older people’s clubs and services. Using it will highlight how you currently contribute the health and wellbeing of your members and services users, and how you can enhance that contribution.

The resource includes a table-top poster, a facilitator's handbook, and activities cards and templates. In a group of 4-8 participants you will spend three 2-hour workshops (or a single ‘away day’) exploring key later life wellbeing topics, concluding with action planning.  The topics include food and drink, movement, emotional wellbeing, brain health and social connection. 

Periodically we will offer free workshops that enable participants to use the Wellbeing Flower with their group or service.  For updates about future workshops dates please subscribe here to our monthly Wellbeing in Later Life email bulletin.

The Age Scotland Health and Wellbeing Team can also facilitate Wellbeing Flower sessions, subject to availability.  Please email if this is of interest.






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Fun Active Taster Games for groups

Age Scotland offers free fun active taster games to demonstrate how your group can build physical activity into regular get-togethers in a fun and sociable way.  Research shows that adding a little extra physical activity into daily routines makes it more likely that someone will enjoy a long and healthy life, and that it’s never too late to start.

Our Healthy Active Ageing Trainer is available to host tasters of our fun active games, Body Boosting Bingo or Power Quiz, online or in-person (subject to current covid safety guidance).  These games incorporate light physical movements that develop strength, balance and flexibility in older adults, and that are based on research evidence.  There are seated and standing options for each movement.

To find out more and book a taster session email: or call 0333 323 2400 and ask to speak to the Health and Wellbeing Team.

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Introducing Body Boosting Bingo

Introducing Body Boosting Bingo

Body Boosting Bingo is game of bingo with a twist.  In Body Boosting Bingo the familiar rhyming bingo calls are linked to a movement, for example ‘Number 10, let’s twist again’. Players are invited to join in doing movements along to a fun music score. There are 30 numbers and movements that could be called. First to get a line is winner. The session lasts 45 minutes to an hour. For details and booking email

In the video below Body Boosting Bingo creators Jenny and Yolanda introduce the game.


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Introducing Power Quiz

Introducing Power Quiz

Power Quiz is multiple-choice quiz with four rounds: Sport, Entertainment, Around the World, and History. When the answer for each question is revealed, players are invited to join in a movement associated with that answer to a fun music score. You can play individually or in teams. The session lasts an hour.   For details and booking email

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Free workshops for hosting your own fun active games

This workshop is for professionals, and volunteer community organisers, who would like to host our fun active grames with their groups. The workshop will cover:

  • Physical activity in later life: what research says and public health guidelines.
  • An introduction to Age Scotland's fun and active resources: Power Quiz, Body Boosting Bingo and Around the House in 80 Days.
  • An opportunity to try out leading these activities
  • How to plan, promote, and safely run sessions based on these resources

Those completing the workshop will receive materials to run sessions (subject to terms and conditions). Our fun active games resources are free for use with older people in Scotland. They are available for use outside of Scotland under a license arrangement; to find out more email us.

Next workshop dates

Tuesday 14th November 2pm-4.30pm


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Talks and workshops

We offer interactive talks and workshops to older people's community groups and services.  To find out more and request call the Health and Wellbeing Team on 0333 323 2400 or email

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Health advice guides

Age Scotland can supply older people's groups and services with free advice guides on health and wellbeing topics.  Please user our online form to order these.

Order advice guides

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Symposium 2023 report

Wellbeing in Later Life Symposium 2023

Download the report of the Wellbeing in Later Life Symposium 2023. This one-day conference explored what older people's groups and services can do to support their members to age well.

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Around the House in 80 Days

Around the House in 80 Days is a playlist of 10 minute YouTube videos aimed at helping older people to increase their physical movement and build strength, balance and flexibility from the comfort of their own surroundings. 

Go to the Playlist on YouTube



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The Age Scotland Helpline

Our free 0800 12 44 222 helpline is a free, confidential phone service for older people, their carers and families in Scotland. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

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