Connie St Louis explores what the medical profession can offer the over 60s to overcome the aches and pains and irritations.
She also asks how much of the physical effect of ageing is down to our genes and how much to the environment.
In the over 60s, creaky joints may be accompanied by the pain and the stiffness of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis.
Connie goes to Nottingham to meet the team who have developed exercises that help arthritis patients gain back some strength without causing further damage.
As we age we gradually lose our hearing but here is often great reluctance amongst the elderly to use an aid.
A clinic in Trafford has been successful in persuading its patients that hearing aids are small, discrete and can make a great deal of difference to their lives.
Connie finds out how.