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Eve Williams

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.

Want to participate in a research study “valuing those that care for people with dementia or Alzheimers Disease”?

Other information: What is the Aim of the Project? Support workers and informal caregivers are a vital part of the wellbeing of people as they age.  Valuing and assisting this important group of workers is crucial. In this study we wish to find out about how and what makes support …

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Champion for the Arts wins Metlifecare’s Senior New Zealander of the Year

Former New Zealand Festival executive director Sue Paterson was last night crowned Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year at a prestigious gala night in Auckland. In front of Prime Minister Bill English and other dignitaries, Paterson from Wellington was recognised for her 40 years of service to arts and …

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Print and its place

The internet is an amazing thing, there is no where else that you can go from watching videos of puppies, to booking your next trip, to researching something for work (which may or may not have been the exact course I took before writing this). There is so much information …

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Spotlight: Holmwood Rest Home

Around October last year one of our local schools (Ohoka) came to visit. They came as part of their curriculum, something about engaging in their local community. The students were wonderful, polite and respectful to our residents. They asked them lots of questions about their lives and what things interested …

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Educating for the Job Market

The news seems to be full of negative stories about the rates of unemployment and how competitive the job market is for both unskilled and skilled individuals. My question is, why aren’t secondary and tertiary educators steering people into care related jobs seeing that there is an increasing need for …

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Linking the young and old

Throughout history, intergenerational cooperation and learning has been a fundamental part of many communities and cultures. Somewhere along the way we moved away from that model. Family members began living further apart from each other; therefore, they lost their natural intergenerational composition. Society as a whole has also become more …

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Spotlight: Merivale Retirement Village

Merivale Retirement Village is continuing to develop an ‘organisational social conscience’. It is the directors and staff of Merivale’s belief that aged care facilities should strive to become the hubs of their local communities, providing exciting opportunities for residents to participate in and become involved with local community projects. The …

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