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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 in New Zealand – the statistics

Elder abuse is a global problem. It is difficult to know exactly how common elder abuse is, as most goes unreported.  An analysis of data from the New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing concluded that 10% of the population aged over 65 years who are living in the community experience …

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Ever thought about “unretiring”?

Have you heard of unretirement? It is a new phenomenon where retirees decided to come out of retirement and re-join the workforce. Looking at statistics over the ditch, the Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals that 177,500 Australians aged 45 years and over who had previously retired returned to work …

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Looking after your finances – When should you get professional help?

The financial world is increasingly complex and as we age we will come across new situations that we may not be ready for, including: changes to how we access our money; where it’s held and how we can use it; changing technology; emerging financial concepts and yet to be identified …

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What you should look out for in a Retirement Village contract

Research shows that most people enjoy a high level of satisfaction when living in a Retirement Village. Villages vary greatly – you’ll notice different sized villages; from very few units to some with hundreds; possibly different types of units within the same complex; newer villages and older villages. You will …

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Women and the retirement savings gap

A study by Australian consultancy group Rice Warner (commissioned by not-for-profit organisation Women in Super) has revealed that retirement savings for men aged between 30 and 60 are 42 per cent higher than for women of the same age. The gender gap was biggest for women in their late 30s and …

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3D Printed Food? What next?

Technology is has a big impact on how we live in this modern world, it is even revolutionizing how we make food! A Swedish town is planning to use technology to entice older people to eat more. Halmstad municipality on the west coast is planning to use 3D-printers to take …

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New Zealand Superannuation – How to get it

New Zealand Superannuation (‘NZ Super’ or ‘pension’) is the government pension paid to Kiwis over the age of 65. Any eligible New Zealander receives NZ Super regardless of how much they earn through paid work, savings and investments, what other assets they own or what taxes they have paid. Who can get NZ …

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