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Ageing Well Activities
The following PDFs include information on ageing well activities in East Lothian.
- Information about Ageing Well activities PDF
- Health and Wellbeing Walks PDF
- Ageing Well in East Lothian activity list PDF
Movement to help your muscles and joints
If you have any muscle, or joint issues as an adult you can find exercises to help you on the NHS Inform website here.
If these exercises do not help you please call 01620 642968 to speak to a physio about your muscle or joint issue.
This pdf file includes a guide to housing options for older people in Scotland. The guide includes useful information on buying a home, selling your home, renting a home and much more.
View a list of local equipment suppliers. The PDF includes the company name, address, contact details, and website (if available).
Dementia Friendly East Lothian
East Lothian’s Dementia Friendly Communities are wholly community-led and run.
Dementia Friendly East Lothian provides whatever support and encouragement communities need to help them realise their aspirations in whatever way we can.
Please log onto the website for information or to share information on your own dementia friendly events.
You can get help from the East Lothian Community Alarm Telecare Service.
Telecare Self-Check Online Tool
Telecare is the use of discreet equipment that can help tell someone if there is an emergency or if you are having difficulties in your home. Try the Telecare Self-Check Online Tool to find advice and guidance related to your needs.
The following PDF contains details on home-visiting opticians in East Lothian and the surrounding areas.
Wellbeing when off work
This leaflet is for anyone off work for reasons related to common mental health problems.
Around the Home - Local information
List of local optometrists
Local information - Independent sources for help and advice
The Disabled Living Centre offers free, impartial advice about a wide range of assistive equipment. The service also has an extensive range of catalogues and leaflets relating to daily living activities and equipment, as well as a list of local suppliers.
The OT there can also advise on and demonstrate specific equipment and there may be the opportunity for you to trial equipment.
You don’t need to be referred, you can just contact them directly.
For advice or to arrange an appointment, please use the details below.
Phone: 0131 537 9190
Address: SMART Centre, Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh
Local Information - List of home visiting opticians
Local information - Organisations who provide computer or IT support for those with a visual impairment
Pass IT On's core purpose is to adapt donated computers and give them at little or no cost to people with disabilities. The computers are fully refurbished, tested and are usually no more than 3 years old.
To be eligible, clients can be of any age but must live in the EH (Edinburgh and Lothians) postcode area, as well as have a disability or health condition which makes it difficult for them to use publicly available computers.
To find out more or get in touch, please visit their website by following the link here.
Local information - Reporting a bogus caller to Trading Standards
Your answers have indicated that you have regretted letting someone into your home, e.g. someone claiming to be from a utility company or a pushy sales person.
East Lothian Council Trading Standards would like to hear from you if you have a complaint or evidence of:
- counterfeit goods (clothing, DVD’s, alcohol etc) being sold in East Lothian
- shops selling age restricted products to young people, i.e. cigarettes being sold to young people under 18
- bogus workmen or cowboy builders
- someone who has been a victim of a scam
You can contact East Lothian Trading Standards by using the details below.
Website: East Lothian Trading Standards
Phone: 01620 827365