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Te Arai Research Group looking for participants

Te Arai Research Group are seeking participants for a new study funded by the Health Research Council and led by Tess Moeke-Maxwell which will explore whānau experiences of end of life caring during COVID-19 lockdown. Your information will be used to improve health care, hospital policy and tangihanga (funeral) planning …

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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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Giving for happiness

How spending money on others can make you happy The season of the holidays is getting further in the rear-view mirror for most of us and so are the (sometimes awkward) family congregations and gift exchanges that came with it. Holiday-related gift-giving practices are universal across every human culture worldwide. …

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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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Update: Abuse inquiry reaches out to survivors

Abuse In Care info video The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is investigating the historical abuse of children, young people and vulnerable adults in State and faith-based care in Aotearoa New Zealand. They are looking into why people were taken into care, what abuse they suffered, and the …

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Support at Home

Sometimes a little extra support is all you need to remain living healthily and independently in your own home. There are many providers that offer support services, all across New Zealand and many of these  have detailed information about their services on the Eldernet site. The type of services on …

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Age Concern Auckland and A Better Chance work together

Age Concerns specialised Asian Services team working in partnership with A Better Chance Charitable Trust have introduced some new activities. One of these involves, inviting older Chinese people living alone to come to a dumpling making class. While they are making dumplings, they deliver talks on Positive Ageing – during …

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Age Concern Auckland – Creating Crucial Social Connections

Each week 554 Age Concern volunteers across Auckland visit an older person, spending time with them to help alleviate their loneliness and isolation. We have been delivering this service for almost 30 years and during that time around 15,000 volunteers have made this special connection. Our thanks to you all. …

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