Old Age

Old age is a time when we want to have fun, health, dignity and economic independence.

The World Health Organisation has reported that increased life expectancy has not been accompanied by more years of perfect health, in fact some research shows that average "morbidity", or, the period of life spend with serious disease or loss of functional mobility, has actually increased in the last few decades. Keeping physically and mentally active can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.

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Age UK Oxfordshire

Age UK Oxfordshire provide essential services for older people throughout the county. Whether you are an older person or care for an older person as a friend or relative, we have a range of services that can offer practical help and support. Read more here...

Royal Voluntary Service

The Royal Voluntary Service can help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community. Read more here...

Bus Passes

An older persons bus pass gives free off-peak (9am to midnight within Oxfordshire) travel on local buses. Read more here...

Exercise

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older. Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. As you get older, it becomes even more important to remain active if you want to stay healthy and maintain your independence. You can find exercises for older people on the NHS Choices website. Read more here...