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Ageing Well Activities
The following PDFs include information on ageing well activities in East Lothian.
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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List of local optometrists
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 - Rail travel made easy
If you would like assistance when making a journey, such as help getting on or off a train or ramps for a wheelchair, please contact the train company that manages the station you are starting your journey from.
In East Lothian this is Scot Rail. Please phone Scot Rail transport assistance on 0800 912 2901 to arrange for someone to help you at your designated station.
Please try to give a minimum of 24 hours notice before your journey, as this will allow time for any special arrangements to be made.