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Eve Williams

Eve Williams is the Content Developer and Social Media Administration for Eldernet. She is currently studying towards her Masters at the University of Canterbury. She has a passion for learning new things.

The future of working past 65

The job market does not support older adults in the workforce as much as it could. There is a lingering perception that older workers do not have up-to-date skills and attitudes, especially in terms of technology and overtime. These perceptions are often incorrect; however, they do create a major barrier …

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Increasing bone health

Every day $325,000 is spent treating fractures. There are 30,000 clinical fractures and more than 4000 hip fractures annually. Half of hip fracture sufferers will require long-term care and a quarter will suffer an early death. One in three women and one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic …

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Spotlight: Ryman Healthcare donates for the good of Christchurch City Mission

You can find the original article here. Ryman Healthcare has donated truckloads of whiteware and other residential items to the Christchurch City Mission from a village site it is redeveloping in central Christchurch. The fridges, dishwashers, washing machines and clothes driers come from Bishopspark village, which was previously operated by …

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Is loneliness our future?

It is concerning to hear how often older people say they feel lonely or are isolated. Terms such as a ‘loneliness epidemic’ have emerged in recent years to describe the rising number of people feeling lonely in our communities. How can we then turn the tide on this to ensure …

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In the Media

What’s in the news around NZ? In this post we cover recent articles of interest published by a variety of news organisations around NZ including  NZ Herald, Otago Daily Times, Radio NZ, Stuff.co.nz, Beehive.govt.nz, Newshub. to name but a few. To access the article simply click on the link provided and you …

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Gender and the impact on retirement

The increased awareness of the gender pay gap over recent years is an important step in being able to close it. Time taken off to care for and raise children and care for older relatives is one of the largest impacts on pay. While it is clear to see the …

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Is renting the way of the future?

Dropping home ownership rates have resulted in a larger number of renters. It is not only younger people renting, but older people make up a portion of renters too. Research suggests that rental households between 2013 to 2026 will soar with a 75.9 per cent rise in renters over the …

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Ombudsman Aged Care inspections programme: Update

Orientation Visits Orientation visits to specialized dementia and psychogeriatric care facilities began in November 2019. These visits help inform the approach, the assessment criteria and the development of the inspection programme. As they are orientation visits, not inspections, no reports are being produced, or recommendations are being made to facilities …

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