Later life

It's never too late to think about a healthier lifestyle.

Staying healthy

You don't have to make drastic changes to lead a healthier lifestyle. Just doing a few small things differently can make a big difference - making you feel better, giving you more energy and helping you to sleep more soundly.

  • Age UK Norfolk works with older people to improve quality of life and promote independence, as well as running specialist Joy of Food Kitchen King cooking classes for older men.

  • The Community Sports Foundation’s Extra Time programme offers weekly sessions for men and women aged 55-plus to take part in physical and social activities.
  • Read more about health in later life for men and women from NHS Choices.


Falls are the most frequent and serious type of accident for people aged 65 and over, and can also lead to a loss of confidence, reduced independence and increased isolation. You can help to reduce your risk of falling through regular exercise to improve your strength and balance. See our section on preventing or dealing with falls, or visit the NHS Choices and Age UK websites.

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