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Information guides and articles for older veterans

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.

Download the Veterans' Guide to Later Life in Scotland

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

Sometimes because of military service an older person will have worse problems with sight or hearing than might otherwise have been the case. This guide provides useful tips and information for problems with sight or hearing. It is written with military veterans in mind and highlights additional help for them. Much of that help is available regardless of whether the sight or hearing loss is related to previous military service.

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Audio version of Combating Sight and Hearing Loss

Housing for older veterans

The home you have in later life has a major effect on your general wellbeing. Even if you are happy living where you are now, it is good to think about what you might need from your home in future. Veterans may be eligible for extra help: to stay in their own home, or to move to a more suitable one. 

Our Housing for older veterans guide provides information about the options available, whether you need to move in the near future, or are planning ahead. This guide has been developed by the Age Scotland Veterans’ Project and the Housing Options Scotland Military Matters project.

Download the Housing for older veterans guide

The older veterans' guide to health and wellbeing

By maintaining or improving our health, we can ensure we make the most of later life. This guide will give you information about organisations who can help you to do this. As a British Armed Forces veteran there may be additional support available to help you with mental and physical health issues. Read our guide to find out more.

Download 'The older veterans' guide to health and wellbeing'

Veterans’ Project News

Keep up-to-date with the work of the Age Scotland Veterans' Project with our project newletter.

Issue 7: Summer 2019

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Issue 6: Spring 2019

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Issue 5: Winter 2018

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Issue 4: Autumn 2018

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Issue 3: Spring 2018

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Issue 2: Winter 2017

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Issue 1: Autumn 2017

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To receive postal copies of Veterans’ Project news sign up to our mailing list. Simply provide your name, full address and postcode via emailing the Veterans' Project team. You can withdraw from our mailing list at any time by emailing the team or by calling 0333 323 2400. Your information will not be shared with any other parties or used for any other purpose.

You can also read Veterans’ Project articles on the Age Scotland blog.

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