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Our information can help you get the most out of later life. Read about topics including saving money, getting help at home, staying independent and planning for the future.

Woman looking at phone in garden centreUsing technology in later life
Visit our new technology hub to find out how to get started, where to get help and what you can do on the internet.
Group of men talkingMental health
Looking after your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you're suffering, find out where you can get support and what you can do.
Two women reading an Independent Age guideOur free advice guides
Our free, quality-approved information guides cover a range of subjects. Download them or order printed copies.
Older man drawing at an art clubIf you're feeling lonely
If you're experiencing loneliness, you're not alone – most of us will feel lonely at some point. Read our advice on what you can do to feel connected.
Woman sitting in armchairNHS services
If you're looking for help with something specific, such as foot care or physiotherapy, find out what support you can get from the NHS.

While some of the information and advice may apply across the UK, generally our pages cover England only.

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Older woman wearing hat and gloves on busStaying well in winter
As the weather turns colder, read our tips on looking after yourself during the winter and use our checklists to help you prepare.
Older woman holding a pair of glassesGetting equipment for sight loss
It's common to experience sight loss as we get older. Find out about equipment that can help with this.