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Aged Care Monitoring

The Chief Ombudsman’s inspections programme is being extended to include people held securely in privately-run aged care facilities – people who cannot leave when they want to, primarily those in locked care facilities (‘residents’). The new programme will be phased in over the next three years. Our first step is …

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Spark steps up with two new products for seniors

Spark has today introduced two new products for New Zealand seniors: the first nuisance-call blocking home phone (landline) available in New Zealand; and the cheapest advertised pay monthly mobile plan on the New Zealand market – tailored to the needs of those over 65 years. Both of the products help …

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Enliven supporting the journey to age equality for International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons is on Tuesday 1 October this year with the theme ‘The Journey to Age Equality’. The theme supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to recognise that development will only be achievable if it is inclusive of all ages. Empowering elders in all dimensions of …

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Opinion: End of Life Choice Bill fails to adequately protect victims of elder abuse

Lawyers who specialise in issues affecting older New Zealanders are concerned that the proposed End of Life Choice Bill will add a new dimension of threat to the already prevalent problem of elder abuse. Ian McIntosh, the Co-General Editor of Elder Law in New Zealand, has published an article arguing …

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‘Living well, ageing well’: The power of attitude

Press Release Enjoying old age takes good planning, good support and a great attitude says HBH Senior Living CEO, Bonnie Robinson. Bonnie believes it’s important to plan ahead, not just for the ‘young-old’ years but also for ‘what happens next?’. “When most of us think about retirement, we tend to …

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Auckland retirement village first to roll out game-changing new tech

Press Release A new tablet to benefit the elderly is due to roll out across a retirement village in Remuera, Auckland, but it’s not the kind you swallow. Rawhiti Estate is the first retirement village in the world to combine tablet-based technology and employee communication tools that help take the …

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Auckland set to get “visionary” hub for New Zealand artworks

Press Release New commissioned artworks by sculptor Paul Dibble and renowned painter Karl Maughan will soon find a home in a location with a difference in a project described as “visionary”. Rawhiti Estate, a new BeGroup retirement village in Remuera, will feature the commissioned works alongside an additional 60 prints …

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