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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.

Time to get your dancing shoes on!

We all know physical activity is good for us – but is one type of physical activity “better” for us than another? Researchers at the German center for Neurodegenerative Diseases compared two fitness routine – dancing and endurance training – over 18 months in volunteers with an average age of …

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It’s time to start pumping that iron!

Sarcopenia, or the decline of skeletal muscle tissue with age, is one of the most important causes of functional decline and loss of independence in older adults. Estimates of how much of our muscle is lost with age varies from 8 percent to about 50 percent, with men seeming to …

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Social Justice advocate announced as Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year

Wellington social justice advocate and public servant, Kim Workman is the recipient of the 2018 Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year Award. The winners of the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards were announced last night at the annual Gala in Auckland. Extraordinary Kiwis were celebrated and commended …

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Lets get baking!

They say baking soothes the soul. How can it not? There is something so reassuring about the ritual – quietly weighing out ingredients, whisking, beating, folding and kneading. It is not just indulging in the end results – the cake, the biscuits, the scones – that helps to brighten up a …

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How can we make aged care inclusive in New Zealand?

Immigrants have played a significant role in shaping the cultural landscape of New Zealand. From the early indigenous Maori, to the European colonizers, Chinese gold-miners, and later waves of Asian and Polynesian migrants having brought with them their own beliefs and attitudes that shape their perception of their adopted nation. …

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