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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.

Election Promises

On Saturday 23 September 2017 as a nation, we will determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. This month we are going to look at the policies of each of the ‘main’ political parties in New Zealand, focusing on issues relating to older people and the aged care industry. …

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Loneliness makes older adults more vulnerable to financial scammers

When you actually think about it, this headline makes a lot of sense. Loneliness exposes people to a diverse range of significant risks to mental and physical well-being. However, it is a sad reflection on our society when for some people, the main form of social contact comes from communication with …

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Keeping your house warm

Keeping your home warm and dry is essential to remain as healthy as possible this winter. Low temperatures increase the risk of flu and other respiratory problems and can raise blood pressure. Blood pressure takes longer to return to normal in older people after being out in the cold and …

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Office twins!

Earlier this month we celebrated not only one birthday in the offices but two. What was so unusual about this was that both Laura and Jo share the same birthday – even down to the same year! In such a small workplace what are the chances of that! We did have …

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A History of Residential Care in New Zealand

During the mid-1800s, New Zealand attracted many single male immigrants wanting to make their fortunes on the goldfields and other like ventures. By 1900 there were numerous elderly men who had not married and were without families. This posed a problem as during this time as traditionally, elderly people who …

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Beating those Winter Blues

Winter weather can take a toll on everyone, especially older adults. Because it can be difficult and dangerous to get around, many older adults may have less contact with others during cold months. This can add to feelings of loneliness and isolation. To help avoid these issues, there is a …

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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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