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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.

Spotlight: Knox Home shines at Health Minister’s volunteer awards

This article has been adapted from the original. To see the full article head to http://insitemagazine.co.nz/2017/07/05/knox-home-shines-at-health-ministers-volunteer-awards/ Knox has a strong relationship with Languages International, and many volunteers come from there. Like the author of the card, many are a long way from home. In fact, around three-quarters of the volunteers …

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Reducing the risk of falls this winter

Icy, snowy roads and paths make it easy to slip and fall. Unfortunately, falls are more of a common occurrence during the winter months. A fall can be life-changing for an older person, impacting on their independence and wellbeing, with implications for their family or whānau and significant others. We …

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Preserving end-of-life tikanga

A recent New Zealand palliative care needs assessment concluded that approximately three quarters of people die an expected death from an existing chronic condition and would benefit from palliative care. It also highlighted that, because of health disparities, Māori are more likely to die with palliative care needs than the …

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Eating Well this Winter

The wisdom “Let food be thy medicine” dates back almost 3000 years, and the importance of this statement is no less important now than it was then. The winter months can prove a nutritional challenge for some of us. Huddling in front of the fire and television on a wet, …

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Keeping warm this winter

Brrr… Winter has arrived and has brought with it cold temperatures, rain and in some places snow. While no one likes being cold, it is pretty important older people to stay warm. Older adults are typically more vulnerable to cold weather as the skin’s protective abilities, bone strength, and the body’s …

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Are we the best?

It’s official – New Zealand is the best country in the world to retire in. At least, that’s according to an annual survey by US News and World Report, in conjunction with global marketing communications company Y&R’s BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We even …

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Is there such thing as a Gendered retirement?

We all hear about the gender difference throughout our working life – but what about a gendered retirement? Well turns out this gender issue extends well after we finish working. Why is this? Unpaid Work Women typically spend disproportionately more time on unpaid care work than men throughout their lives. …

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Find the Snowflakes!

Brrr… Winter has definitely set in and to add to our 20th Birthday Celebrations we thought we would do a giveaway! We hid 10 Snowflakes in our “Products and Services” directory on Eldernet and invited facility managers, receptionist and admin staff to go hunting. Congratulations to Whalan Lodge who won our Winter Hamper! …

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