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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.

It is OK to ask Age Concern for help!

Media Release Age Concern is raising awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 15-22 June 2018 which begins on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2018. The main goal for Age Concern New Zealand is to make sure older people in distress or those feeling …

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Financial abuse – the most common form of Elder Abuse

Financial abuse, along with, and often combined with, psychological abuse is probably the most common form of elder abuse. In New Zealand it is estimated that approximately half of all elder abuse cases involved financial abuse. What is it and why does it matter? The World Health Organisation defines financial …

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What’s My Number?

Brr… there is no doubt that we are feeling the winter weather now! Thanks to the plummeting temperatures outside we are all spending a bit longer in the shower, making the switch from salad to a roast at dinner, turning that electric blanket on, and cranking that heating up to …

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The Effects of Elder Abuse

“Elder Abuse and Neglect is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person. Definition adopted from WHO Toronto Declaration on the Global Prevention of Elder Abuse, 2002 Up …

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Benefits of Volunteering

Many people plan to do some form of volunteering after they retire. As we learnt in What is a silver economy? it’s estimated older people contributed a total of $8.5 billion to their communities through unpaid and voluntary work in New Zealand. Over 65s have spent hours visiting older people, delivering meals, …

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Growing inequalities are disadvantaging older people

Health, income and education levels all contribute to the growing gap between the “top 10%” and the “bottom 10%” globally. Older people are not immune to the effects of this division. A study conducted by the Centre for Ageing Better found “shameful and stark” contrasts in people’s experiences of later life. This …

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What is a silver economy?

Older adults are increasingly shaping economies all over the world. Tapping into the “silver market”, engaging the over 65s as consumers, offers great opportunities. Property developers, car makers, technology companies, financial services firms and the pharmaceutical industry are all cashing in on the silver dollar and are tailoring their offerings accordingly. …

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Is it time to travel the world?

Many of us see ourselves travelling the world when we retire.  Without the usual time constraints of work and school terms many are taking advantage of those off-peak deals and travelling both longer and farther, and doing it their own way. There are many perks of traveling, especially when you …

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