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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.

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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Do we need a retirement revolution?

There are many who think that the traditional 20th century approach to retirement will just not work in the future. Working until you’re 65 then exiting the workforce seems to be both unaffordable and unrealistic if the average life expectancy is going to be over 90. Retirement as we know …

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Eldernet turns 20!

It is a special year for Eldernet. We are turning 20! Yes, that’s right – 20 years of innovating within the aged care sector. Eldernet has transformed over the past 20 years. Eldernet Ltd was founded by Eleanor Bodger and a colleague in 1997. After working in the aged care …

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