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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.

Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Neighbours Day Aotearoa wants to help you turn your street into a neighbourhood. This weekend join in New Zealand’s biggest celebration of neighbourliness on 25-26 March 2017. What a great way to feel more connected, safe and make new friends. Everyone should get involved! Head to neighboursday.org.nz to get some …

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Regaining your mobility

There are a massive variety of mobility products available these days. It seems like every aspect of one’s life has been considered to help allow people with varying degrees of limited mobility to remain independent and improve their overall quality of life. Almost the first thing people think of when …

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Tracking movements

For many, having a GPS tracker tracking your every movements would feel like a loss of independence and a major invasion of privacy. I mean, it could mean that people could find out you were doing something you shouldn’t have, like going through the drive through instead of going to …

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Spotlight: Heretaunga Home

The Heretaunga Home in Silverstream Upper Hutt got right into the true meaning of Christmas by spreading joy to those in need. Not letting age or health stand in their way the senior residents at the Heretaunga Home were first in line to donate and appeal for goods to assist the …

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Superannuation age to gradually rise toward 67 starting in 20 years time

Prime Minister Bill English has made the announcement – the retirement age is raising from 65 to 67. There had been rumblings about it ever since John “I will quit as prime minister before raising the retirement age” Key stepped down at the end of last year. It came as no …

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Want to participate in a research study “valuing those that care for people with dementia or Alzheimers Disease”?

Other information: What is the Aim of the Project? Support workers and informal caregivers are a vital part of the wellbeing of people as they age.  Valuing and assisting this important group of workers is crucial. In this study we wish to find out about how and what makes support …

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Champion for the Arts wins Metlifecare’s Senior New Zealander of the Year

Former New Zealand Festival executive director Sue Paterson was last night crowned Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year at a prestigious gala night in Auckland. In front of Prime Minister Bill English and other dignitaries, Paterson from Wellington was recognised for her 40 years of service to arts and …

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Print and its place

The internet is an amazing thing, there is no where else that you can go from watching videos of puppies, to booking your next trip, to researching something for work (which may or may not have been the exact course I took before writing this). There is so much information …

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