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Eve Williams

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.

Spotlight – Helping young New Zealand athletes

Click here to read the original article. Following the successful experience in 2017, St. Bernard’s College and Greenwood Park have once more teamed up for 2018. The AIMS Games team from St Bernard’s College, consisting of 25 Athletes competing in Football, Basketball, Cross country, Swimming and Golf was billeted with …

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Championing Older People’s Welfare and Rights: Age Concern

Age Concern has advocated for older people’s rights and welfare in some regions for over 60 years and nationally for over 40 years. In February 1972, the National Old People’s Welfare Council was incorporated, officially becoming Age Concern New Zealand in 1991. Over this time Age Concern has done some …

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Celebrating Champions

With our society ageing and becoming more diverse, having prominent New Zealanders advocating for older people has never been more important. SuperSeniors is run by the Office for Seniors. It is a gateway to information on government services for anyone aged 65+. They have complied a list of what they call …

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Is your facility LGBTIQ friendly?

A few months ago we had a query from someone wanting to locate a ‘LGBTIQ friendly’ village in the South Island. So, we put the question out to providers – “Do you provide a service that you can confidently say is LGBTIQ inclusive and if so how might that be manifested?” …

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Our first age-friendly city!

Hamilton is the 600th city to join the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities. It is a big achievement for the city, with Hamilton the first New Zealand city to be accepted. Hamilton has had a long term interest in the voice of older people …

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How does New Zealand protect the Human Rights of our older people?

Seeing that this years theme of the UN’s International Day of Older Person is  “Celebrating Older Human Rights Champions“ I thought we should explore how New Zealand as a country is protecting and promoting the rights of our older people. In 2015, AgeWatch index named New Zealand the 12th best country for …

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Should we be going digital?

The Australian Federal Government is introducing a national digital health record system “My Health Record”. This has the backing of all of Australia’s peak health bodies, including the Australian Medical Association, the Royal Australian College of GPs and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. However, it has come up against some …

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