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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: Christmas Food Drive

Residents and staff at Jane Winstone Retirement Village have shown their generous side with a recent food drive this Christmas. Over the last few weeks, residents and staff have been donating food which will be given to the City Mission’s foodbank in time for the pre-Christmas rush. “We did it …

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Getting some Vitamin D

The summer sun is back and it is here to stay (for the next few months anyway). Out we come from our winter hibernation to enjoy the sun and soak up some Vitamin D. Vitaman D is extremely important. Adults that don’t get enough vitamin D can develop bone weakness …

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Making urban spaces work better for Older people

More than half of the world’s population live in cities, with this proportion set to rise to two-thirds by 2050. A significant and growing number of the world’s urban residents are older people – more than 500 million. Research indicates that for older people, cities present physical, social and economic …

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Explaining the Jargon

The reality is that there is a huge variety of options available that meet the diverse requirements for an older generation which is increasingly wanting to remain independent in their later years. If you have never had to previously think about “the next step”, chances are you might find it …

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Is immigration the solution?

As we all know, we are living in an ageing world. What is also true is that for many nations their birth rate is falling. In Europe and Asia there has been an interesting phenomenon happening – the proportion of people over the age of 60 is increasing at the same …

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The Economics of Aging

“Older people can and want to be major contributors going forward. They shouldn’t just be seen as an economic cost. If you look at bringing up children as a purely financial issue, why would you ever do it? It’s an investment. Just because a person’s older doesn’t mean they’re not …

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The new population of renters

In recent years there has been an increasing number of older adults needing rental accommodation in New Zealand. A new study by the Population Ageing Technical Advisory Group has found the country’s housing stock is ill-prepared to deal with a growing number of older tenants.  The Bay of Plenty case …

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Is the key to longer life work?

Don’t retire, said this Japanese longevity expert. And if you must, do it well after the age of 65. The late Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara. Credit: Japan Society Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, chairman of St. Luke’s International University and president of St. Luke’s International Hospital, followed his own advice too – until …

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Christmas at the Races

A great excuse to dress up and get into the Christmas Spirit -join Age Concern for an amazing day at the races on Sunday, December 17 ! The three Age Concerns in Auckland are joining together for an Auckland Racing Club Fundraiser this December at Ellerslie Racecourse – perfect for an end …

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