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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.

Competition – Win a Book Bundle

Christmas Book Giveaway 3 With just over two weeks till Christmas here is another one of our book giveaways! Four fantastic titles in this bundle. Keep them all for yourself or take some of the stress away from Christmas shopping and use them as gifts!   Old Dog New Tricks by Peter …

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Spreading the Christmas cheer

Christmas is a time that many choose to give back. Money, food, toys and other items are all donated at levels not seen throughout the rest of the year. These concrete things are very important, but so is donating our time. This message is especially important as Monday was World …

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Competition – Win a Book Bundle

Christmas Book Giveaway 2 Here is the second round of our Christmas book giveaways! Three great titles in this bundle. This caters for every member of the family and could be a fantastic gift for Christmas. Pack contains: Crime Writer Jill Dawson Hachette RRP:$37.99 Masterfully recreating Highsmith’s much exercised fantasies of …

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‘Tis the season to be connecting

It is December! The silly season has officially arrived and the countdown is definately on to Christmas. For many, Christmas is a time to catch up with family and friends. However, that is sometimes a difficult thing to do as family and friends move towns and cities, and sometimes even …

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Number Crunching – News about inflation and tax on power bill rebates

Over the last few weeks there has been some pretty important information released that concerns the elderly community. Statistics New Zealand has found that the elderly and beneficiaries have been hardest hit by inflation. Superannuitants’ costs increased 19 percent over the past eight years. That’s double the rate of inflation experienced …

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Competition – Win a Book Bundle

Congratulations to Sarah of Christchurch – Winner of our first Christmas Book Giveaway! Christmas Book Giveaway 1 With only one month ’till Christmas now is the time to start thinking about gifts if you have not already. Here at Eldernet we have put together this amazing book pack that will …

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Steadying our minds while the ground is still shaking

What a week we’ve had – and it is only Wednesday! Most of the country experienced a rude awakening from mother nature on Sunday night, all too familiar for many of us in the South Island who have lived through the 2010/11 quakes and subsequent aftershocks. The sheer terror earthquakes …

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Companionship is key

Over the past few weeks I have been conducting research into community groups that engage with older people in rural settings – getting to know what they do and what works for them and what does not. A lot of these groups organise some really fun activities, go for trips …

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