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Older Kiwis – Please ask for help and stay connected

Age Concern New Zealand want to make sure all older people are supported through the Covid-19 pandemic. During a time of uncertainty and social distancing it is normal to feel distressed and experience symptoms of stress. Age Concerns are here to help you. Age Concerns are based in 40 locations …

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Age Concern New Zealand Launches Online Elder Abuse Quiz

Age Concern is raising awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week with a new online quiz to help everyone understand the enormity of this appalling issue facing older Kiwis. “Age concerns everyone and we want everyone to take our new online elder abuse quiz, says Stephanie Clare, Chief …

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Financial abuse of the Elderly – Age Concern.

Previous article – Financial Abuse and Why Does it Matter.   What can be done to prevent financial elder abuse? There are formal ways of protecting older people through government regulation and legal sanctions, but we might do better by raising awareness of FEA and its effects, throughout society. Education …

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What is Financial Abuse and Why does it Matter?

Financial abuse, along with, and often combined with, psychological abuse is probably the most common form of elder abuse and all indications are that it is rising. What is it and why does it matter? The World Health Organisation defines financial elder abuse (FEA) as: The illegal or improper exploitation …

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It is time to stop elder abuse

  People must not turn a blind eye if they suspect an older person is being abused or neglected and Age Concern continues to spread this message.  Age Concern Canterbury’s CEO Simon Templeton says it is vital people speak out and a phone call to Age Concern is the right …

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