Featured Local Information
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.
Dementia Friendly East Lothian website
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.
Telecare Self-Check Online Tool
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
Mobility and a sight impairment
If you have a permanent and severe sight impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses, and are having difficulty in walking around safely and/or using public transport, you may benefit from the services offered by RNIB’s rehabilitation service.
The rehabilitation service provides specialist assessment, training, information and advice about mobility, communication, independent living skills and low vision assessments.
To find out more, please get in touch by using the details below.
Phone: 0131 652 3140
Address: 12-14 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 5EA
For RNIB Edinburgh and Lothians, please email: email@example.com
Multiple problems related to hearing loss
Deaf Action in partnership with East Lothian Council can assess residents to determine the type of equipment best suited to your needs. We will then arrange to supply and install the equipment in your home.
To find out more about the services they in East Lothian, or to request an assessment, contact their local staff or submit an assessment form online.
If you'd like to get in touch, please use the details below.
Phone: 0131 556 3128
Textphone: 0131 557 0419
Fax: 0131 557 8283
SMS: 07775 620 757
Address: 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh EH1 3QY
Action for hearing loss also sell equipment online.
The Disability Living Service based at the Astley Ainslie Hospital in Edinburgh may also be able to provide some advice. Please contact 0131 537 9190 to discuss or arrange a visit.