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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.

Spotlight: Community Garden at Willard Home

See the original article here: Palmerston North rest home’s community garden takes shape Willard Home is reinforcing its community ties by creating a community garden on its back lawn. Manager Christine Tester said Willard Home residents had a big input into the running of the Enliven facility, and the garden …

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Why consider further study?

A recent study conducted by Victoria University aimed to gain better understanding why older people decide to study later in life. People aged 60 plus represented a very small proportion of students at Victoria University who came into their study – only one in every 300; 21 were interviewed in …

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The unexpected secret to a happy retirement

Nearly one in two (46%) New Zealanders want to keep working past 65 68% of retirees want to keep working for the ability to use their skills and talents, 31% say it’s to pay the bills Growing numbers of people are reaching retirement and realising there’s one thing they can’t …

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How do you define “old age”?

“Age is only a number” But at what age does a person stop getting older and actually become old? When does old age begin? The answer to the above question is very complicated and it differs depending on who you ask, their culture, context, age and sex. This is for instance, illustrated even in …

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Safety First – House Maintenance

We love our DIYing! There is not much New Zealander’s wont ‘give a go’ first and this especially is true when it comes to house maintenance (read more about our DIY attitude here). However there are a few things that should be considered before starting. It is important to take note …

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Looking after the exterior

In our last gazette article we talked about the importance of decluttering and keeping the house clean, but what about the exterior? Whether you have a quarter-acre section or a small patio there are important things to do to make sure the exterior of your house and section are well …

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Declutter your life!

Keeping your house clean and uncluttered is important for remaining independent. Uncluttering and cleaning can help reduce the risk of the things that usually result in people needing a higher level of care i.e. falls. Reducing clutter opens up spaces which reduces the possibility to make sure that you are …

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Keeping your gardening manageable

As we already know, gardening is good for us both mentally and physically (read more about this here). However what happens when our mobility gets in the way of keeping our garden under control? The toughest call any gardener will face is acknowledging when it’s time to do less, either …

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Getting Help for Home Maintenance

The home is where the family comes together to experience security, shelter and safety. Because we spend more than 50 percent of our lives indoors, it is important to make sure we have a healthy home in which to live. Keeping your house well maintained is imperative not only for …

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