Press Release

Christchurch friends celebrate unbreakable 75-year bond

This year the Christchurch residents are celebrating 75 years as best friends. Their milestone coincides with the 10th International Day of Friendship on July 30, a United Nations initiative that promotes friendship between people, countries, cultures, and individuals as a way of inspiring peace efforts and building bridges between communities.

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Something needs to be done about banks’ monopoly over the livelihood of older people

It is reprehensible that the banks hadn’t come up with tangible solutions before cutting off the supply chain; it is the equivalent of destroying a bridge without first building a road to provide an alternative route of travel.

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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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