Health & Wellbeing

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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Millions of E-Cigarettes to Carry Warning in te reo Maori Under New Govt Proposals

Millions of vaping products imported into New Zealand will be required to display warning labels in te reo Maori if new Government proposals are implemented. Under the new proposals, e-cigarettes containing nicotine would be required to carry a warning label advising of the potential for addiction to the product in …

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Tim Carpenter, Encore Publics Voices Fellow, CEO and Founder of EngAGE writes on combatting isolation and loneliness as the pandemic surges on

“My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me.” Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” I am surrounded by people, I am loved and respected, and yet I often feel lonely. I am about to turn 60, the young side of older adulthood, but I’ve experienced many of the things …

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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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Thousands of Kiwis with asthma & allergies may face stigma due to COVID-19 – Research

Health experts are concerned thousands of Kiwis living with asthma or allergies such as hay fever may face stigma with new research showing common symptoms of the disease may be inadvertently confused with those of COVID-19. Asthma is a non-contagious, respiratory disease that affects the airways in the lungs, and …

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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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