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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.

Is it time to start composting?

Did you know that approximately half of what Auckland households send to landfill is compostable material? 10% is from the garden and whopping 40% is from the kitchen. This food waste alone weighs in at about 90,000 tonnes each year! There is something easy you can do to help fix this …

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Say ‘no’ for the planet!

Another way to help the planet out is to say “no”, especially to single use items. This is arguably the easiest thing you could do to help the environment! You can refuse to buy products that create unnecessary waste, or any waste at all! Opt for fruits and vegetables that …

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Borrow don’t buy!

Do you have a job that needs doing around the house that you need one specific tool for? Once you have finished that job are you likely to need that tool again? Or, are you going to an event where you want a new frock or suit for, but are …

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Spotlight: Gumboots for mental health

It was Gumboot Friday last week and the staff at Carter House Lifecare, Te Puke, decorated gumboots and invited residents and other staff to vote for their favourite and donate. Here is a photo of the winning boot:   Carolyn Gilmour, Carter House Lifecare facility manager said “We all felt …

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Sensory Gardens

There is evidence to suggest that as mental capacity changes in people with dementia, some patients will function more on a sensory level rather than an intellectual level. The establishment of sensory gardens are a great tool to help people with dementia which can help to inspire and recover old …

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Give something a “second life”

Advertisement has done a wonderful job of selling us on the attractiveness and benefits of buying “new”, “improved”, “special”, etc. products. Coupled with social media’s power of making you think you ‘need’ a product and setting the trends from food, drink, furniture, clothing, make-up etc. How much of that stuff …

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The importance of green spaces as we age

In New Zealand, we are spoiled with our breath-taking landscapes and wilderness. I think New Zealander’s especially, because of our close proximity, feel as though we have good connection to nature. However, a University of Otago study findings, published in the journal Environment and Behavior, revealed older people spent less time …

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Don’t let the flu get you!

With winter approaching, and a number of cases already confirmed, you should put flu vaccinations at the top of your list of priorities. Around one in four New Zealanders are infected with influenza each year. Many people won’t feel sick at all, but can still pass it on to others. Influenza …

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