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Social Justice advocate announced as Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year

Wellington social justice advocate and public servant, Kim Workman is the recipient of the 2018 Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year Award. The winners of the 2018 New Zealander of the Year Awards were announced last night at the annual Gala in Auckland. Extraordinary Kiwis were celebrated and commended …

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Combating loneliness

Withdrawing from society isn’t a natural part of ageing unless you choose it. We are social creatures. We like to spend time together, talking, laughing and sometimes crying. But there are times in life where interaction becomes minimal. Everyone experiences loneliness at one time or another, and these feelings usually …

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CEA’S top tip series: Road Trip

With the busy holiday season just around the corner, it’s an expensive time of year but CEA’s top tips can make all the difference. Unplug before you go on holiday If you’re jetting off on a holiday this Christmas make sure you turn off all your appliances as well as …

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Malnutrition starts in the community

Author: The Pure Food Co Now, I know what you’re thinking. We are regularly subjected to heart wrenching images of those living in poverty, unable to gain access to food, water or healthcare. Malnutrition is a worldwide problem without a doubt, however, potentially to the surprise of some, there’s also …

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CEA’S top tip series: Christmas

With the busy holiday season just around the corner, it’s an expensive time of year but CEA’s top tips can make all the difference. Limit the Time Lights are on We can all get a bit carried away in the spirit of Christmas by leaving our Christmas lights on for …

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Making urban spaces work better for Older people

More than half of the world’s population live in cities, with this proportion set to rise to two-thirds by 2050. A significant and growing number of the world’s urban residents are older people – more than 500 million. Research indicates that for older people, cities present physical, social and economic …

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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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