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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.

Elder Abuse Hits Close to Home – Elder Abuse Awareness 15-22 June

Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 15-22 June 2017 begins on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2017. During the week of 15-22 June 2017 local Age Concerns around New Zealand will be holding events and speaking through the media to raise awareness of elder abuse and neglect. Unfortunately …

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Buy now or risk your retirement?

It is the New Zealand dream – home ownership. But for many this is getting more and more out of reach. Rising housing prices, strict mortgage criteria and daunting deposits coupled with rising rent prices has meant that the average kiwi searching for that quarter-acre dream is now fresh outta-luck! …

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“Women’s Work”

In the wake of the historical care worker pay settlement, I want to take minute to reflect on how this impacts women and men all over New Zealand. This settlement was based around how we value ‘women’s work’. Women’s work is a term used particularly in the West to indicate …

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Retiring in a War Zone

Sending your mother or father to retirement home was once unthinkable for most Syrians, but almost six years of war and displacement have left many with no other choice. Ashiti, 85, is one of the 140 elderly Syrians being cared for at Dar al-Saada (Home of Happiness) – one of the …

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The picture perfect retirement

When people say you should save for retirement – what does that retirement look like in your head? Is it spending hours and hours lying on white sand beaches reading, travelling the world? Is it getting to spend time tinkering with the odd thing or two and spending time with …

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Spotlight: Driving Miss Daisy’s evening at the opera

A trip to the opera may conjure up images of stuffiness, exclusivity and big city theatres, attended regularly by the same ‘opera’ crowd. But times are a changing and opera is starting to enjoy a renaissance in the big cities and regions alike. Musical directors and opera companies are incorporating …

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