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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.

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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Keeping communities together

Before I began to write this article, I had just come off the phone with a woman who was concerned for her mother-in-law. After visiting her mother-in-law over the holiday period so that she could meet her new grandchild, her mother-in-law had been calling her multiple times every day since …

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Untapped potential in the workplace

It is rare that you would be able to get a job these days without having any prior experience. It is odd to think then that the most ‘experienced’ worker’s in our society find it difficult to get a job. The current job market just does not support older adults …

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Aging in the media

Ageism is alive and well and is reaffirmed through all forms of media. However, there is a movement against this from ‘within the ranks.’ Last year we saw many actors and actresses speak out against ageism in Hollywood. Actress Jane Fonda said something that I believe is very true – …

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Gambling – Our secret problem

Gambling addiction among the elderly is growing nationwide. These stories remain largely unreported even though 8% of older adults develop an addiction that can cost them their retirement funds. The Ministry of Health defines problem gambling as “patterns of gambling behaviour that compromise, disrupt or damage health, personal, family or …

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