Eleanor Bodger

Eleanor Bodger
Co-founder and visionary leader of Eldernet.

Something needs to be done about banks’ monopoly over the livelihood of older people

It is reprehensible that the banks hadn’t come up with tangible solutions before cutting off the supply chain; it is the equivalent of destroying a bridge without first building a road to provide an alternative route of travel.

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Book Review – Factfulness by Dr Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling-Ronnlund

Factfulness Dr Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling-Ronnlund Hachette RRP: $29.99 If you want a great overview of important international issues; if you have an interest in the big issues for the day and want to quickly sift through the various views and succinctly determine the ‘facts’, if …

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Book Review – No Wall Too High

No Wall Too High Xu Hongci. Translated by Erling Hoh Penguin Random House RRP: $40.00 What a time to be reading a book such as this! Stories like ‘No wall too high’ are told so that we  that we not only know about one mans amazing escape from communist China …

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What are we going to do about mum?

‘What are we going to do about mum? Take a look at ‘What are we going to do about mum?’ Maori Television’s recent documentary is a must view!  You may very well be able to see yourself here and it could give some ideas about how you and yours plan …

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Eleanor Reviews The Road to Little Dribbling – More Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson

The Road to Little Dribbling – more notes from a small island Bill Bryson Random House RRP $50.00 Hardcover Bill Bryson seems such an amiable and inoffensive man both in person and in the general subject of his writing. He dines in such ordinary cafes, wears such ordinary clothes and …

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The Garden Shed

There’s often a big assumption that older people like gardening. For many people nothing could be further from the truth. These people may have gardened from necessity when their families were young but now that produce is so readily and cheaply available in the shops then; their predilection for gardening …

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For a trip down the memory lane of a childhood.

Toys are fun – but they are also serious business, as David Veart makes clear in this remarkable story of New Zealanders and their toys from Maori voyagers to twenty-first-century gamers. Deploying the tools of archaeology and oral history, Veart in Hello Girls and Boys! digs through a few centuries of pocket …

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