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Healthy ageing resources and advice

Articles about healthy ageing from Taking Care.

Holidays in UK for elderly people
August 1, 2022

Tips when planning holidays for the elderly in the UK

If you're planning a holiday, here are some things to consider to ensure you have the best possible break away.

Elderly lady saving money
July 21, 2022

Money-saving tips for pensioners

The costs of living are increasing, making it more of a challenge to make ends meet. Read our money-saving tips for pensioners.

TENS machine for Sciatica nerve pain relief
July 12, 2022

The use of TENS in managing Sciatica

Up to 40% of the UK population will suffer from Sciatica at some point. Dr Katie Stephens offers advice.

Close up of Pulse Oximeter
July 11, 2022

What do my blood oxygen levels mean?

Use the free online blood oxygen calculator to understand what your pulse oximeter reading means.

Elderly man with daughter
June 7, 2022

How to improve mobility in the over 60s

Many people experience mobility issues as they age, which can impact quality of life. View our tips to maintain and improve mobility in over 60s.

Elderly lady sleeping
May 19, 2022

Why is it harder to sleep when you get older?

Many people find that their sleep patterns or quality of sleep is affected as they get older. Read our tips for getting a more restful night's sleep.

Elderly person gardening
April 13, 2022

Top tips and gardening tools for the elderly

Many people enjoy gardening, but it can become more challenging in later life. View our tips and ideas.

Swimming hobby for elderly
April 7, 2022

10 of the most beneficial hobbies and interests for the over 60s

Later life can be a great time to start new hobbies and interests, bringing multiple physical and mental health benefits to over 60s.