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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.
Information and services
Access to Work
If you are experiencing difficulties at work and you work in a small company (50 people or less), then you can refer yourself to Working Health Services Lothian, which is a vocational rehabilitation service.
The team are based within the occupational therapy department in the Astley Ainslie Hospital in the Grange/Morningside district of Edinburgh. They can also arrange appointments at:
- St Johns Hospital and Strathbrock health centre in West Lothian, Midlothian
- Community Hospital in Midlothian
- Roodlands Hospital in East Lothian
If you would like to get in touch with the Working Health Services Lothian, then please use the details below.
Phone: 0131 537 9579
If you are not in employment and looking for support back into work with a hearing difficulty then the disability advisor at your local Job centre plus will be able to help you.
The details for Musselburgh Job Centre Plus are below.
Phone: 0345 604 3719
Textphone: 345 608 8551
Address: North House, Eskmills Park Station Road, Musselburgh, Midlothian, EH21 7DU
You can use the 0845 code to call these 0345 numbers. Check with your phone company which code is cheaper for you.
You should contact your GP to discuss hearing concerns and they can refer you to audiology for further assessment.
Local libraries within east Lothian issue free hearing aid batteries to those with NHS hearing aids, they require you to bring in the yellow audiology record book.