Retirement and older age

Moving into the next stage of your life can bring its ups and downs. The following information can help you continue to feel good and satisfied with life.

Staying connected

There are ways to feel a bit closer to friends, family or the community around you.

If you:

  • need some help getting online, you can call the DigiKnow Helpline on 0772 421 7888, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. They can provide free guidance and advice
  • are feeling lonely and isolated, visit our loneliness webpage for more advice

You can join age friendly activities from:

  • Stockport Homes call 0161 474 3773, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm to speak to them
  • Age UK Stockport call 0161 480 1211, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm to speak to them

Keeping your independence

Age UK Stockport helps people to continue living in their own homes independently and safely. They also provide home safety checks and advice on any adaptations. To get in touch with Age UK Stockport:

To get advice and information on different housing and care options from The Housing Options for Older People’s Officer for Stockport:

If you're a Stockport Homes resident, you can receive regular calls about independent living. Call 0161 474 3773, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm to arrange these chats.

The Stockport Support Hub supports people to take part in a wide variety of opportunities, including:

  • social
  • leisure
  • learning
  • work
  • volunteering
  • travel

You can get in touch with Stockport Support Hub by filling out the form on the website or calling 0161 474 1042, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4:30pm. If you're deaf, text 0753 946 8560.

Our webpages offer lots of advice on keeping your body and brain healthy. This includes information around preventing falls and dementia.