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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.
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Local information - Contacting Environmental Health about noisy neighbours
From your answers you have indicated that noise from your neighbours is regularly disturbing your sleep.
Further information regarding noisy neighbours and anti social behaviour is available on the East Lothian Council web site, which you can visit by following the link here.
You can also report anti social behaviour by using the information below.
Website: East Lothian Council
Phone: 0845 604 8518
Local Information - Continence advice
If you have any continence issues you can either ask your doctor, or another healthcare professional in your GP surgery, to refer you to the Lothian Health Continence Service.
You can request an assessment for yourself or someone you care for by contacting a community nurse or your GP in your local Surgery.
If your are assessed as needing a product solution to help you with your incontinence, Lothian Health can arrange to deliver the products to you free of charge. Delivery drivers operate from clearly marked NHS vehicles, are uniformed and display identification.
Local information - Suggestion to contact Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK has a range of support groups and web links which provide a wide range of support and information to people with diabetes and their families. To find out more, please use the information below.
Website: Diabetes UK Scotland
Phone: 0141 245 6380
Address: The Venlaw, 349 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4AA
Website: Diabetes UK, the Edinburgh Group
For useful links to NHS leaflets about foot care for diabetics, please visit https://www.diabetesinscotland.org.uk/publications/.
Local Information- Renting commodes in your area
You have indicated that you would like to rent a commode.
You can hire a commode locally from The Red Cross for a maximum of 6 weeks. The commode hire requires a small deposit and a donation is to be paid on return of the commode. You can keep the lid and commode pan. This must be collected in branch.
To find out more and get in touch, please use the details below.
Website: Red Cross
Phone: 0131 660 9372
Address: 131 High Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1BE
The opening hours for The Red Cross, Dalkeith branch are:
Monday - 10am to 12pm, 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 1pm to 3pm
Thursday - 10am to 1pm, 5pm to 7pm
Friday - 10am to 12pm, 1pm to 3pm
Saturday and Sunday - closed