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VILLAGE LIVING VERSES SOCIAL ISOLATION – IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE A TOUGH CHOICE

A recent article in The Press highlighted the issue of “social isolation” in the elderly in Christchurch. The article estimated that at least 7000 elderly people in Christchurch are living in chronically lonely conditions where they sometimes don’t see people for days. This issue is not isolated to Christchurch. Depression …

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Village Living

Like many people the idea of living in a village, initially, seemed to me a little, I don’t know – naff? predictable? middle class? And then it’s very easy to focus on the perceived negatives – little privacy, surrounded by ‘old people’, the ‘sameness’ of the houses, no garden… But …

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Village Living

Moving into a retirement village is a big decision. Two of our residents at Bupa’s St Kilda Retirement Village in Cambridge share their experiences. Below is Val Easthope’s story. After looking around at several villages in the Waikato, I found St Kilda Retirement Village in Cambridge best for me, the …

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Auckland Masterclass: Dementia Friendly Retirement Villages – Win a Free Pass

1-day Masterclass on preparing for the dementia care needs of New Zealand’s rising ageing population Eldernet and Care Publications readers receive 15% off registration ticket to attend Taking place on 25 February in Auckland, Dutch dementia care experts together with aged care leaders from New Zealand will be driving discussions …

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