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Tackling stigma of dementia needs our team of 5 million

The Dementia Action Plan 2020 to 2025, released in May, has as one of its four objectives “building accepting and understanding communities” to improve the wellbeing of people living with the disease. “Stigma and a lack of awareness, poor understanding and barriers to inclusion are among the most devastating things …

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The future of working past 65

The job market does not support older adults in the workforce as much as it could. There is a lingering perception that older workers do not have up-to-date skills and attitudes, especially in terms of technology and overtime. These perceptions are often incorrect; however, they do create a major barrier …

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Age brings perspective to COVID-19 challenge

Older people, particularly those with underlying health conditions, were initially thought to be more susceptible to COVID-19, but in many ways older people and retirees may be better equipped psychologically to cope with this very strange time we find ourselves in. Older people have the experience of retirement to draw …

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Befriending services: when and how do they help?

Janine led our latest paper from our Ageing Well project exploring ways to alleviate loneliness among diverse cultural groups. It helps fill a gap in current understanding about whether befriending services influence older peoples’ experiences of social isolation and loneliness, and if so, how We explored older adults’ experiences of, and attitudes …

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Generus Living Short Story Competition

Seems there’s a lot of talented writers out there – 172 of you entered the Generus Living Short Story Competition run by the Retirement Villages Association, and the high quality of entries led the judge, Whitcoulls’ Joan McKenzie, to announce a ‘top 10’ of winners. There were three broad topics …

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Older Kiwis – Please ask for help and stay connected

Age Concern New Zealand want to make sure all older people are supported through the Covid-19 pandemic. During a time of uncertainty and social distancing it is normal to feel distressed and experience symptoms of stress. Age Concerns are here to help you. Age Concerns are based in 40 locations …

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Retirement village residents keep connected in a virtual village

As we know, it is important now more than ever to keep connected with one another and while many believe the digital world is a foreign place for over 70s, Metlifecare is bringing its residents into the digital age to combat social isolation. Metlifecare has launched its new online activities …

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