Healthy Ageing

Older women enjoying an activity

Find out about the healthy ageing related programmes of work being taken forward by NHS Health Scotland and our partners.

Our main focus is on mental health and wellbeing in later life.

Background and policy information

An introduction to what´s driving our work on healthy ageing and why.

Mental health and wellbeing in later life

Find out about NHS Health Scotland´s work programme on mental health and wellbeing in later life.

Active for Later Life

Active for Later Life is a web resource to support practitioners working to encourage physical activity in older people.

NHS Health Scotland worked in partnership with the British Heart Foundation to update this resource, which aims to help all those involved in developing physical activity programmes for older people. Active for Later Life provides practical guidance documents for practitioners, summaries of evidence and recommendations, policy and strategic connections, and a series of working papers that support health, social care and public service planning colleagues.

Active for Later Life is accompanied by two presentations which you can use when making the case for introducing physical activity programmes for older people:

Reviewed 29 July 2014