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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.

The Bank of Mum and Dad

With banks operating stricter rules on lending, and property prices rising, many adult children have been leaning on the bank of mum and dad to give them a leg up on to the property market. So many, in fact, that the bank of mum and dad has been given an …

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Good news – Rates Rebates have had a Re-think

Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced that from 1 July 2018 eligible retirement village residents will be able to apply to their local council for a rates rebate. Rates rebates are an important part of the rating system which helps people on low and fixed incomes to better afford …

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Grey Power on Banking Closures

Grey Power has called on the Government to direct Kiwi Bank and post bank to fill the gap left by commercial banks abandoning many small communities National president Mac Welch said while Government cannot require private enterprise banks to maintain unprofitable branches in remote communities, Kiwi Bank and Post Shops …

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Thinking about the “end”

Have you heard of the “lonely dead”? Thomas Brugman, comes under this category. Thomas passed away in July last year but no next of kin could be found so the funeral home are unable to cremate the body unless it applies to the High Court to get the Public Trust …

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Building to meet the needs

Many reports suggest that New Zealand’s housing stock isn’t set up to cope with our ageing population. Earlier this year the Government released it’s housing stock-take report, which shows an additional 2,000 people a year are claiming both an accommodation supplement and superannuation. Why is this? Dropping home ownership rates …

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Age-related eye diseases and conditions

In our last Gazette post, “What is “normal” eye health?”, we mentioned a few eye diseases and conditions that we are at a higher risk of developing as we get older. These include: age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and dry eye. While as you get older you are …

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Gum Disease – What you need to know

Many adults develop some degree of periodontal disease (gum disease) as a part of the aging process, however there are steps you can take to prevent it. Periodontal disease, or simply gum disease, is the single most common cause of tooth loss in adults. This inflammatory disease attacks the gums, …

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