Linda Nicolson

Linda Nicolson
Linda is the General Manager of Eldernet and Care Publications.

Voluntary work for the physical and mental health of older volunteers

Authors:Trine Filges, Anu Siren, Torben Fridberg, Bjørn Christian Viinholt Nielsen There are increasing numbers of older adults who no longer work. Volunteering has the double benefit of the activity for these adults and the value of the services they provide as volunteers. The evidence suggests that volunteering improves the physical …

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WIN! WIN! WIN!Thanks to our friends at Star Media Magazines we have an annual subscription to Kiwi Gardener to give away. We all have a wealth of knowledge and experience handed down from the past or learned from experience. We are always learning. To win let us know something that …

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Te Arai Research Group – recruiting for participants

Te Arai Research Group at the University of Auckland aim to uncover experiences of hospital visiting for patients receiving end of life care during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Visiting policy and practice around end of life care during COVID-19 periods of restriction are the subject of several research projects currently …

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Tim Carpenter, Encore Publics Voices Fellow, CEO and Founder of EngAGE writes on combatting isolation and loneliness as the pandemic surges on

“My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me.” Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” I am surrounded by people, I am loved and respected, and yet I often feel lonely. I am about to turn 60, the young side of older adulthood, but I’ve experienced many of the things …

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Thousands of Kiwis with asthma & allergies may face stigma due to COVID-19 – Research

Health experts are concerned thousands of Kiwis living with asthma or allergies such as hay fever may face stigma with new research showing common symptoms of the disease may be inadvertently confused with those of COVID-19. Asthma is a non-contagious, respiratory disease that affects the airways in the lungs, and …

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