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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.

Challenge your brain regularly

We all know how important physical activity is, but giving your brain a ‘workout’ is just as important. Although the brain accounts for only 2% of the whole body mass it uses approximately 20% of the blood flowing from the heart. Also, it uses approximately 20% of all the oxygen …

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Update of ID options for older people

There has been an update to our story : What are your ID options with Hospitality New Zealand revamping and re-branding their 18+ Card to the “Kiwi Access Card”. The Kiwi Access Card was developed after consultation with agencies such as the Department of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Social Development, Office …

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Eldernet and Care Publication’s 2018 Christmas Work do!

A few weeks ago we had our surprise Christmas do! With clues of “wear jandles if you are squeamish”, “wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind if they get messed up” and “bring glasses for ‘close up’ stuff”, we really didn’t have any idea what we were in for! However, …

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A Very Merry Christmas for One

If you are on your own this Christmas, it can be hard to decide what to cook. However, eating alone doesn’t mean you have to forgo your Christmas meal, but rather it may take a slightly different form. Treat yourself. Choose something special, something that you don’t often get to …

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Celebrate your consumer power

With Christmas fast approaching, and most of our tendencies to do a bit of over-spend I thought it was a good time to highlight the growing power of the “Silver Dollar”, and why retailers should be thinking of ways to make the shopping experience easier for older people. In 2011, …

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Connecting this Christmas

Christmas is a time when many family and friends will get together to celebrate and socialize. It is important then to take a moment and think about and to reach out to those in our communities who may not have this experience this year. As we age people will experience …

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Spotlight: Elders and Epsom Library Partner to Support New Migrants

Press Release Elders are out in our community, making a difference and breaking down barriers for themselves and our new migrants. Elders from Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital, a not-for-profit care home in Epsom, are this week starting their second free English Conversation Course at Epsom Library.  Their first dozen …

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Use it or Lose it

“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice – and in regards to muscle it is true very true. Not using your muscles is one of the strongest triggers of sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, typically as a result of …

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