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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.

Spotlight: Zero Waste at Wallingford

Several months ago, our Nurse Manager and Quality Administrator from Enliven at Wallingford Home in Temuka had a discussion about a project that has been several years in the making.  We wanted to explore the possibility of reducing the waste that went to the skip daily.  The cost to empty …

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Digital Drop off – the phenomenon that we should be talking about

Research argues that the number of internet users over 65 years old is on the rise and has been for some time.  This is used by many to justify committing to digital policy and the online world, even for services for older people. Research published by StatsNZ in 2012 shows …

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Why does Elder Abuse occur?

Elder abuse is a global problem. It is difficult to know exactly how common elder abuse is, as most goes unreported. All types of elder abuse can happen in people’s own homes, when staying with others or while being in a range of community or residential facilities. So how can …

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Elderhood – do we have it? Where has it gone?

Elderhood is said to be one of the 3 main developmental stages of human life. Childhood is the first stage. Adulthood is the second major stage of human life. Elderhood is the third. Dr. Bill Thomas in his book, Second Wind, explores this stage. He states this stage is when accomplishments and …

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Looking after your money

Financial abuse is the inappropriate, illegal or improper exploitation of the funds or property of the older person. This may be without the older person’s conset or if consent is given, it may be under pressure. Threats may be made, or PIN number of bank cards demanded; family/whanau members may …

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Spotlight: Miranda Smith gives back to those affected by breast cancer

On May 28th Miranda Smith Homecare in Hawkes Bay hosted a Pink Ribbon afternoon tea for carers and clients, many of whom had been affected by breast cancer, either personally or through their friends and families. It was a lovely occasion enjoyed by all, with a delicious afternoon tea and …

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Voluntary or Pro bono? The importance of language in valuing older people’s contributions

Reframing our words and concepts is important, especially in the fight against ageism. Ageism is particularly apparent and pervasive in the language we use in western society and it seems to be one of the remaining ‘isms’ people don’t feel embarrassed to express in public. It’s everywhere. We even hear …

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