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Is immigration the solution?

As we all know, we are living in an ageing world. What is also true is that for many nations their birth rate is falling. In Europe and Asia there has been an interesting phenomenon happening – the proportion of people over the age of 60 is increasing at the same …

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The Economics of Aging

“Older people can and want to be major contributors going forward. They shouldn’t just be seen as an economic cost. If you look at bringing up children as a purely financial issue, why would you ever do it? It’s an investment. Just because a person’s older doesn’t mean they’re not …

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Christmas at the Races

A great excuse to dress up and get into the Christmas Spirit -join Age Concern for an amazing day at the races on Sunday, December 17 ! The three Age Concerns in Auckland are joining together for an Auckland Racing Club Fundraiser this December at Ellerslie Racecourse – perfect for an end …

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Ageism holds back half of older Kiwis

International Day of Older Persons is on Sunday October 1st. It’s a chance to celebrate the contribution that older people make, bringing their wisdom and experience to the work place and as caregivers and volunteers in the community.  But sadly, in New Zealand, many older people don’t feel valued members …

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Creating an Age Friendly society

Population ageing has been described as the greatest challenge facing the developed world today. Worldwide we are seeing a shift in the distribution of population towards older ages and this has considerable implications for the way that society works, the services that will need to be provided and the relationship …

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Election Promises

On Saturday 23 September 2017 as a nation, we will determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. This month we are going to look at the policies of each of the ‘main’ political parties in New Zealand, focusing on issues relating to older people and the aged care industry. …

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Loneliness makes older adults more vulnerable to financial scammers

When you actually think about it, this headline makes a lot of sense. Loneliness exposes people to a diverse range of significant risks to mental and physical well-being. However, it is a sad reflection on our society when for some people, the main form of social contact comes from communication with …

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Are we the best?

It’s official – New Zealand is the best country in the world to retire in. At least, that’s according to an annual survey by US News and World Report, in conjunction with global marketing communications company Y&R’s BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We even …

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Is there such thing as a Gendered retirement?

We all hear about the gender difference throughout our working life – but what about a gendered retirement? Well turns out this gender issue extends well after we finish working. Why is this? Unpaid Work Women typically spend disproportionately more time on unpaid care work than men throughout their lives. …

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