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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.

Celebrate your consumer power

With Christmas fast approaching, and most of our tendencies to do a bit of over-spend I thought it was a good time to highlight the growing power of the “Silver Dollar”, and why retailers should be thinking of ways to make the shopping experience easier for older people. In 2011, …

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Connecting this Christmas

Christmas is a time when many family and friends will get together to celebrate and socialize. It is important then to take a moment and think about and to reach out to those in our communities who may not have this experience this year. As we age people will experience …

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Spotlight: Elders and Epsom Library Partner to Support New Migrants

Press Release Elders are out in our community, making a difference and breaking down barriers for themselves and our new migrants. Elders from Elizabeth Knox Home and Hospital, a not-for-profit care home in Epsom, are this week starting their second free English Conversation Course at Epsom Library.  Their first dozen …

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Use it or Lose it

“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice – and in regards to muscle it is true very true. Not using your muscles is one of the strongest triggers of sarcopenia. Sarcopenia is the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, typically as a result of …

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Is disco really making a comeback?

There is a new fitness craze sweeping residential care centers across the world – silent discos. A silent disco is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via Bluetooth with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by …

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Are changes in banking making it harder for older people to access and protect their money?

There has been a number of changes to banking practices in New Zealand in the last few years. This article aims to highlight two in particular, the closure of local bank branches and changes in the code of banking practices, and examine the affect these changes have on older people. …

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