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Enliven supporting the journey to age equality for International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons is on Tuesday 1 October this year with the theme ‘The Journey to Age Equality’. The theme supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal to recognise that development will only be achievable if it is inclusive of all ages. Empowering elders in all dimensions of …

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Still Me campaign to mark Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, this September

At just 57 years old, Amrita Francis’ world turned upside down, with an early-onset Alzheimer’s diagnosis that within five years would heavily affect her memory and ability to work. Now at 62 years old, ex-music teacher Amrita still remembers how to play classical piano, and she still enjoys her family. …

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Digital Drop off – the phenomenon that we should be talking about

Research argues that the number of internet users over 65 years old is on the rise and has been for some time.  This is used by many to justify committing to digital policy and the online world, even for services for older people. Research published by StatsNZ in 2012 shows …

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Opinion: End of Life Choice Bill fails to adequately protect victims of elder abuse

Lawyers who specialise in issues affecting older New Zealanders are concerned that the proposed End of Life Choice Bill will add a new dimension of threat to the already prevalent problem of elder abuse. Ian McIntosh, the Co-General Editor of Elder Law in New Zealand, has published an article arguing …

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Age Concern New Zealand Launches Online Elder Abuse Quiz

Age Concern is raising awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week with a new online quiz to help everyone understand the enormity of this appalling issue facing older Kiwis. “Age concerns everyone and we want everyone to take our new online elder abuse quiz, says Stephanie Clare, Chief …

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‘Living well, ageing well’: The power of attitude

Press Release Enjoying old age takes good planning, good support and a great attitude says HBH Senior Living CEO, Bonnie Robinson. Bonnie believes it’s important to plan ahead, not just for the ‘young-old’ years but also for ‘what happens next?’. “When most of us think about retirement, we tend to …

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Auckland retirement village first to roll out game-changing new tech

Press Release A new tablet to benefit the elderly is due to roll out across a retirement village in Remuera, Auckland, but it’s not the kind you swallow. Rawhiti Estate is the first retirement village in the world to combine tablet-based technology and employee communication tools that help take the …

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Auckland set to get “visionary” hub for New Zealand artworks

Press Release New commissioned artworks by sculptor Paul Dibble and renowned painter Karl Maughan will soon find a home in a location with a difference in a project described as “visionary”. Rawhiti Estate, a new BeGroup retirement village in Remuera, will feature the commissioned works alongside an additional 60 prints …

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