Information and advice for older veterans
Age Scotland helpline 0800 12 44 222
Our helpline is there to support you with later life’s challenges and to help you enjoy its opportunities. The helpline team can also provide older veterans with specialist information and advice and make referrals to our partners in the Unforgotten Forces consortium.
The veterans' guide to later life
This guide offers veterans a route map to embracing opportunities and overcoming challenges that later life can bring, on topics including money, health, care, housing, planning for the future and getting out and about.
You can download the guide for free below. Alternatively we can post you a printed copy/copies for free - just fill our our request form below.
RAF Veteran and Age Scotland Regional Ambassador Graham Reece shares his thoughts on the Age Scotland Veterans Guide to Later Life.
Combating Sight and Hearing Loss
This guide provides useful tips and information for problems with sight or hearing. It is written with veterans in mind and highlights additional help for them. Much of that help is available regardless of whether the sight or hearing loss is or is not related to previous military service.
Housing for older veterans
This guide provides information about housing options for older veterans. It has been developed in partnership with Housing Options Scotland's Military Matters Project.
The older veterans' guide to health and wellbeing
Advice for maximising your health and wellbeing in later life, including information about armed forces and civilian charities that can support you.
Best of the net for older veterans
A library of online information and opportunities for older veterans.
Veterans’ Project News
Keep up-to-date with the work of the Age Scotland Veterans' Project with our project newletter.
Issue 14: September 2020
Issue 13: July 2020
Issue 12: June 2020
Issue 11: May 2020
Issue 10: April 2020
Issue 9: Spring 2020
Issue 8: Winter 2019
Issue 7: Summer 2019
Issue 6: Spring 2019
Issue 5: Winter 2018
Issue 4: Autumn 2018
Issue 3: Spring 2018
Issue 2: Winter 2017
Issue 1: Autumn 2017
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You can also read Veterans’ Project articles on the Age Scotland blog.