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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.

Group of older women chattingStaying connected
It's important for our health to keep in contact with others. If you'd like more opportunities to socialise, our webpage has tips on ways to meet others and do new things.
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. Find out more on what you can do to feel connected.
Two women reading an Independent Age guideOur free advice guides
Our award-winning information guides cover a range of subjects. Download them or order printed copies.
Older woman sitting in bedGetting a good night's sleep
As we get older, it can be harder to get a good night's sleep. Read our tips on how to develop better sleeping habits and where to get help.
Older couple sitting on sofaRelationships in later life
Whether it's family, friends or partners, having strong relationships is good for our wellbeing. Visit our webpages for advice on dealing with new and old relationships.

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

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Man at steering wheel in a carGetting out and about
It's good to get out of your home if you can, but it can sometimes be a challenge. Read our advice on travelling when you're older.
Grandmother and granddaughter walkingBeing a grandparent
If you're a new grandparent, find out more on what to expect and any challenges you may face.