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Eve Williams

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

Christmas at the Races

A great excuse to dress up and get into the Christmas Spirit -join Age Concern for an amazing day at the races on Sunday, December 17 ! The three Age Concerns in Auckland are joining together for an Auckland Racing Club Fundraiser this December at Ellerslie Racecourse – perfect for an end …

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How are the other half doing?

The Global AgeWatch Index (2015) highlights many of the challenges facing policymakers in a “graying world”, where the population of older people (defined as anyone over 60) is already 868 million and expected to top a billion within 10 years and 2 billion by 2050. Approximately 80 percent of those …

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The benefits of planning ahead

Norway has been preparing for it’s aging population for decades. As a result, Norway is better placed to cope with population ageing than most other countries, in several respects. “It’s a combination of good management of natural resources coupled with planning ahead,” said Gustavo Toshiaki, an economist and global ageing …

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Is Japan the Future?

Japan has the worlds oldest population. One in three Japanese are aged 60 or older which is why it is considered a “hyper-aging” country. This will soon be a world-wide trend with much of Europe, Asia and the USA experiencing an  aging population. Even here in New Zealand we are …

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A Dame not worth a dime?

‘I don’t want to hear my voice, it is in the past… When I’m teaching young singers and hearing beautiful young fresh voices, I don’t want to put my voice next to theirs.’ This was Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, one of New Zealands most celebrated artist’s, announcement of her retirement …

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