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In this post we cover recent articles of interest published by a variety of news organisations around NZ including  NZ Herald, Otago Daily Times, Radio NZ, Stuff.co.nz, Beehive.govt.nz, Newshub. to name but a few.

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NZ First Member’s Bill would force migrants to wait 20 years before getting super

Michael Buble slams rumours of retirement

Poetry while you wait

Inside Dot’s incredible Oamaru castle

Southern Innovation Challenge winners announced

‘I’m 33 and have been living in aged care for eight years’

SDHB receives draft report into Wakari Hospital patient’s disappearance

The life and lonely death of Napier’s ‘gentle giant’, Michael Christopher Flavell

Aged care staffing ‘crisis’: 500 registered nursing positions empty

Gastro bug at Dunedin rest homes

Northland news in brief: kererū bird of year and Brain Injury fundraiser

Salvation Army wants Government to spend $1b per subsiding renters to buy their own home

‘Blew me away’: Heartwarming story behind photo of young nurse and elderly patient

Māori, Pacific straight-to-interview policy likely to be copied: expert

Liz Weston: Should you pay off mortgage before you retire?

Ignore the market and don’t mess with your KiwiSaver – Retirement Commissioner

Tauranga’s longest-serving Community Magistrate retires

Water contamination killed woman in Havelock North rest home, coroner confirms

Japanese inventor wins $250,000 Ryman Prize for dementia-aiding seal robot

Letters: Criteria creep would extend euthanasia to dementia patients and children

Study: Ethnic enclaves ‘pivotal’ to helping older Asian migrants settle in NZ

Whanganui DHB urges elderly to keep active for health benefits

Helping pets live well into old age

New chapter for Rotorua’s Dementia Lakes with new location

Gastro victim may have had ‘false sense of security’ in aged care environment

High demand industries at most risk from immigration law change

Proposal for a 139-home eco-friendly village in Pukehina

More KiwiSavers withdrawing funds to survive financially

Centenarian still busy and active at 103

Firing worker over chips to cost rest-home $19k-plus

Visiting author excited to see children in main role of book-turned-play

If you don’t quit smoking after watching this, you’re stupid

Why baby talking to your grandma is not OK

Pensioners create web series finding humour in challenges of old age

Thief steals elderly person’s transport

Summerset plans $150 million village in first Tauranga foray

Rotorua dementia village celebrates first birthday

Retirement village boom is a symptom of age-unfriendly society

Working past 65? It’s easier to do if you graduated college

Retirement just the beginning for shuttle driver

Tippling over the edge

Elaine Swanney’s put the zing into music in Dannevirke

Dementia patients to showcase creations at market

Letters: The danger of euthanasia “criteria creep”

Five things to know about living in a retirement village

Work shop beckons after retirement

Anglican Care retirement village exit causes ‘extraordinary’ stress – resident

How to retire in your forties without earning a fortune

Treatment shown to reduce fractures in older women

The heartwarming community project making older people feel less lonely

Study suggests more older women may benefit from bone drugs

Recognising older persons worth and status

Family receives apology after dementia patient dies following assault by fellow resident

Elderly renters: Crisis looming in housing for retirees

Napier rest home found in breach of code after elderly man died after assault by fellow resident

Bill to protect elderly in American Samoa moves to next stage

Nutrition classes for the elderly cooking in Rotorua

Elderly man with dementia renews wedding vows with wife

Elderly woman the latest culprit as flower thieves target parks in Auckland and Christchurch

Deportation of elderly woman to China overturned

Calls for Govt to provide elderly people with free transport to health appointments

Kerikeri retirement village expands by taking over 42 neighbouring homes

Westport still waiting for promised new $20m hospital

Bupa retirement village gets the go-ahead for Ulyatt Rd in Napier

National recognition for Wyndham & Districts Community Rest Home

History on display for Presbyterian Support South Canterbury 100 year anniversary

Retirement age raised in French Polynesia

‘Drink is the drug of choice for baby boomers’

Family still centre of 103-year-old’s life

Dementia proposal winner

Te Kuiti electrician’s heartwarming free service to NZ’s elderly

New social group for elderly proves popular in Pātea

Living a wonderful life with dementia

Simon Wallace: Aged care sector needs ministerial responsibility

‘Bruising information’ expected in Australian aged care inquiry

Bow down to the retirement village queens of Gogglebox NZ

VR takes retirement village residents on sentimental journeys

AMP charged thousands of dead Australians insurance premiums

Winston Peters admits choosing National would have been ‘tidiest’ option

Nauru announces superannuation scheme

Superannuation will be cut after retiree refuses to apply for Australian pension

Support systems for Kiwis with dementia ‘woefully inadequate’

‘Hobbies may help people with dementia,’ says psychiatrist as Morris Minor enthusiast hits the road

Children fail in bid to get elderly dad’s partner removed from will

Calls for Govt to provide elderly people with free transport to health appointments

Elderly woman missing on Auckland’s Waiheke Island found safe and well

Retirement spike spurs business sales

How women who retire with their husbands often lose out

Costs of daily aspirin may outweigh benefits for older adults, study finds

Here’s how to get a new job in the second half of your career

45 and unemployable – warning to Kiwis that ‘ageism is alive and well’

Tributes to husband whose care for wife with Alzheimer’s made headlines

The country’s oldest known living person turns 110

Support families living with dementia by taking part in Alzheimer’s Memory Walk

Kiwibank and NZ Post shop loss ‘to isolate elderly’

Aust to start Royal Commission into aged care

Kerikeri retirement village expanding, tripling number of units

Rest home chef carves a reputation for fine dining

Rest home industry ‘understaffed, under-trained and often appalling’

Hawke’s Bay property prices back to all-time high

Kiwibank should open branches where other banks won’t – Grey Power

Rest home shake-up: Advice on aged-care watchdog received

DHBs put out ‘Help Wanted’ sign, as nursing labour market tightens

NZ and Aus urged to look to Pacific for aged care workers

Is your retirement approach ‘Hansel and Gretel’?

Kiwi saver: Third fraudster in a fortnight offers KiwiSaver as ‘bargaining chip’

Anglican Care promises to fully reimburse residents as part of retirement village exit

SuperGran’s not the retiring type

Scientists claim transfusions of young blood can end sickness in old age

Niki Bezzant: The diet for a healthy brain

Widow expected $220k when her husband died, instead she got $27

Super has to go up to help the renting generation – Grey Power

Overmedication harming elderly: study

Martinborough bank closure will hit businesses and elderly – protesters

Digital Seniors to combat exclusion of elderly with free tech help

Changes needed before Pacific can enter aged care sector – NZACA

Memory Clinic in Whanganui hopes to give reassurance to the forgetful

How a loan from Mum and Dad made owning a rural property a reality

How did a 77-year-old white guy become the go-to media voice on Māori issues?

How feeling young at heart impacts your overall health

Peppertree Rest Home garden club flourishing after recent donation

How to strike gold with lively seniors

Calligraphy draws connection between Nelson student, older person

Hopes owner of dilapidated rest home will return

Making connections across generations

Treatment insufficient

What you need to know about dementia

Rotorua encouraged to get behind Dementia-Friendly Awareness Week

Age gap love: I left my husband for a man 23 years my senior

Whitford Playcentre tackles social isolation in elderly

No dignity in euthanasia? Suffering is not dignified

Gap in elderly services filled by health care mates in Taranaki

Woman accused of dumping client from wheelchair faces judge

Idyllic mask of rural NZ hides underbelly of profound isolation

KiwiSaver calculator promises vary wildly

Boost to mortuary services welcomed in Rotorua

Nelson seniors plug into the digital age

Who knew! Dogs get forgetful in their old age too

Older patients could do better if they receive less transfused blood, not more

Gardening for health and happiness

Bay of Plenty rugby coach Sean Horan must pay $1606 to his elderly crash victim

We need to talk about loneliness, New Zealand

Editorial: Connections vital to well being

Whanganui retirement home Enliven leading the way in cultural care

Beer pong and walkers: The Dutch nursing home that is also a university dorm

Elderly man touches woman’s bottom while she hangs curtains in his house

How to provide suitable and affordable housing for ageing people

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Loneliness plaguing elderly

We need new laws to overcome our casual attitude to locking up the elderly

Metlifecare profit halves as property value growth slows

The shed that saved Clarrie Merrick

Getting KiwiSaver right from the start

Baby-boomer economic dominance to continue

Resthome residents visit nearby school

A hard-hitting reality: Rest home closure splits up the ‘family’

Focus: Music giving one dementia sufferer hope

Couple accused of taking $1.4 million from elderly widow named

Bowls players quit after finding their car park used for selling unregistered cars

Rest home closure sparks memories for its founder

Our attitude toward disability carparks needs to change

Nurse sees nothing but change in 48 years in the medicine game

Elder abuse on the rise – Age Concern Hawke’s Bay

Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says

Ruawai Rest Home ends an era of elderly care

Elderly couple travel the world to feed their rollercoaster addiction

Elderly rise up against axing of bus drop-off point at Greenlane Clinical Centre

Fiji launches minimum standards for aged care facilities

Retirement villages springing up where young families gravitate

Planned retirement villages will bring 320 jobs, $45m boost to Hawke’s Bay, research shows

Work kicks off on housing for older Aucklanders

Older renters living in constant uncertainty

Dr Cathy Stephenson: At a vulnerable time of life, the elderly should feel safe

Salvation Army opens its wallet to build more social housing in Auckland

Wairarapa town in danger of losing its last remaining bank branch

Green veges, sherry the secret to a century

New beds for rest home

Shereen Moloney: Let’s rethink dementia approach

Seven health tests that reveal you’re at risk of dementia

Helpful or harmful: euthanasia debate comes to Manawatū

Cabbie prevents elderly Kāpiti woman from being scammed

Ā la carte meals in a Taupo rest home

105-year-old pipe organ coming out of retirement for variety concert fundraiser

School objects to Lower Hutt retirement village resource consent

Research highlights benefits of employing older people

Increase in dementia raises legal issues

‘It takes their life savings’: Elderly residents struggling with leaky buildings

Korean reunions: Families divided by war meet in North

Caregiver shortages loom as immigration changes hit

Elderly to need transport options

$34m retirement village developments to bring 250 jobs to Rotorua

Concerns for elderly held in dementia units

Is Kerikeri the retirement mecca of New Zealand?

Dementia sufferers in care lack legal safeguards – report

Hamilton high schoolers more fulfilled teaching rest home residents ukulele

Centenarian’s secret is to ‘keep busy’

They’re building seniors playgrounds

Kiwis using more antipsychotic drugs, possibly for sleep

Demand for secure dementia beds leaves caregivers with fewer respite options

Listen: Fraser Ross on music, dementia and falling in love with neighbours

Letters: No aged care facilities planned for Doubtless Bay

The end of retirement as we’ve known it

Waikato elderly care home found to have further problems

‘Pretty sad scam’: How an elderly Waikato man lost $30,000

Blind elderly man ‘thought he was going to be killed’ in robbery

‘Bitch’ thief ‘mercilessly’ bled elderly neighbour’s bank account

Free seminar on retirement village living

Woman accused of multiple attacks on elderly

Letters: Decision to deport Switzer aged carer disappointing

Summerset chief extols benefits of Australian expansion

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin is gravely ill, in ‘hospice care’ at her home

Nearly $270K given in grants

Carolyn Hansen: ‘Exercise hormone’ irisin has powerful health benefits

Seniors finding inspiration and new skills in cooking classes

Travels with my 83-year-old dad and his elderly siblings

Elderly residents forced to rent as Bay Palms apartment is vacated for repairs

Elderly advocates warn to be on the lookout for abuse after assault of Havelock North woman

Elderly couple selling just-fixed home after repair delays cost health, savings

$149m art heist: Elderly couple linked to daring robbery through string of damning evidence

Aged-care firm to spend $130m building Kerikeri’s biggest retirement village

Aged care sector may struggle to keep staff following nurses’ pay deal

Aged care facility chefs face off in cooking competition

Why retirement isn’t the long holiday you thought it would be

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell backs early access to KiwiSaver funds for Down Syndrome man Tim Fairhall

From detective to retirement village operator

Six diamond Whanganui couples at Summerset retirement village celebrate 60 years

Lakes DHB chief executive Ron Dunham to retire at end of year

Older people forced to sleep in car as housing crisis bites

New mobile game Sea Hero Quest helps fight dementia

Samoan course opens aged care pathway to Australia

Government rejects aged care fears

A reformed welfare state is needed

Long standing Christchurch retirement homes to wind down

SeniorNet has been resurrected

Problems for Kaitaia’s Switzer Residential Care tip of the iceberg

Dementia: The disease that strikes every three seconds

New retirement villages keeping tradies busy, builder says

Residents in closing retirement villages ‘too vulnerable’ to be left

Almost 65 per cent of nurses voted to accept latest DHB pay deal

Elderly men escape nursing home for German heavy metal festival

Elderly patient’s cancer goes unnoticed for eight months due to system failure

Tough immigration policies impacts workers in elderly care sector

NZ could soon be short of up to 1000 aged care nurses

Families of dementia sufferers face huge bills – ‘Now she’s being punished’

Looming housing crisis for over 65s – Retirement commissioner warns

Canny view: Secrets to happy retirement are right here

Pressures of an ageing population a big challenge for the regions

Synthetic cannabis user stole from purse in rest home in ‘sinister’ theft

Rest-home residents enjoy trip

Hamilton rest home staff failed to deliver ‘best practice’ emergency care: Coroner

Of mice and men: Gender discrimination in Alzheimer’s research

Good friends and good company to be had at Alzheimers Taranaki’s South Taranaki day programme

Investigation of two Wellington rest homes finds no evidence of elder abuse

Facebook funeral photo used in ‘deficient’ investigation into Invercargill retirement village employee

Watch: Tradie’s heartwarming gesture for elderly man goes viral

Plants taken from elderly woman’s home

‘Kick in the guts’ for pensioners as council hikes rent, tells them to sign on

Migrant worker fears visa rule changes could mean departure after 11 years

New Zealand’s oldest and youngest workers most likely to get hurt on the job

Flaxmere Age Concern to give out alarms to elderly to deter robbers and thieves

Walking map or ‘mobility scooter expressway’? Bit of both, really

Renting in retirement tough on mental health

Immigration minister declines to intervene in Kaitaia caregiver case

Free health clinics provide holistic approach to Cancer

Camaraderie and catchups for younger dementia sufferers

Study: Older Kiwis happy, healthy, keen to work

Older tradies are teaching the younger generation a few tricks

Young-onset dementia sufferers helped by assistance dogs, study indicates

Elderly Hawke’s Bay man attacked and has his car stolen

Elderly Parakai campground residents told to get out

Combating elderly loneliness: How ‘Des the Toy Man’ stays socially active

Creating chaos with rest home residents

Heritage to buy Dunblane rest home, village

Moving out of retirement village costs family large chunk of inheritance

Retirement living: When life calls for a flatmate

Kiwis’ most valuable retirement asset is their job

Application for massive retirement village in Meadowbank declined

Hopes rise again for a drug to slow Alzheimer’s disease

New Plymouth commits to become age-friendly city

Wife wins last-minute reprieve over immigration deportation fears

Health Minister David Clark signs pay equity agreement

Living and retiring in debt

Pāpāmoa gets $250m retirement village

Cruising through the ages: trips to suit all ages

Research: Older Kiwis less reliant on superannuation

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

Not everyone’s trying to shed kilos. Here’s how you can gain weight

‘Sell one, give one’ beanie enterprise takes off

New Plymouth’s century-old Arcadia Lodge up for sale

Editorial: Registered Nurses and partners should be essential to NZ

Family members caring for elderly Pasifika at end of life not getting help – study

Metalworking on offer at Timaru Menz Shed after two welders donated

Thousands of dollars lost in New Plymouth gift card scam

Managing Debt in Retirement Takes Some Planning

Volunteers gain satisfaction from working in Age Concern’s kitchen

Older customers say they’re being marginalised by NZ Post as post-boxes removed

How accessible will the new Kiwibuild homes be?

Dad’s dementia stopped him playing piano, until Reddit users stepped in

Elderly woman missing in Wellington has been found

Thieves take elderly Hamilton woman’s seven dwarfs

Counting census failures

Kate Hawkesby: Online convenience ruining the human experience

Pay down debt or save money? How to allocate your cash

Next generation: Business owners mentor their heirs apparent

Battle to save community gym Clubfit Papamoa enters final phase

The benefits of way back when

Give me a sign: Nelson retirement village resident’s five-year battle

Change in volunteering trends you should know in 2018

Under-pressure nurses are struggling to do the basics

Laughter part of plan to help elderly rural residents stay connected

Government Minister says elderly housing needs cannot be overlooked

Disabled Wellington man spirals into poverty, depression after ACC axes support

Elderly parents of migrants left in limbo over visa changes

Dr Cathy Stephenson: Pneumonia – the winter killer

Play spaces for big kids: Auckland Council backs play for the elderly

Vern Gill honoured with Grey Power life membership

‘Wonderful experiences’ in a life of compassion

Auckland apartment boom won’t last, according to new report

‘When I bought, I knew there’d be a fight’: developer on Remuera bowling green project

Canadian Diana Patchett the new principal of Christchurch’s St Margaret’s College

Insight: Facing down loneliness for NZ’s ageing population

Rest home resident dies from heart attack, nurse makes no attempt to save him

Auckland looks at benefits of playgrounds for oldies, in bid to become ‘age-friendly’

Teen worker sentenced over toilet selfie with elderly rest home resident

Nurse strike: Woman asked to look after elderly mother

Online Census a bold experiment that backfired

Rob Stock: What’s your money for retirement ‘breed’?

Retirement village plans for resort

Job-seeking misery: Are older Kiwi workers shunned?

Dear Jennifer: What happens to ageing sex workers?

Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

Shelly Bay legal challenge on horizon as iwi ask for books to be opened on land sale

‘Bird lady’ Sylvia Durrant retires and closes her Rothesay Bay sanctuary

Up to 26% growth forecast for Summerset

The biggest modifiable factor in staving off dementia is… hearing?

Quirk of assessment for rest home cost reaches Court of Appeal

Elderly man dies after car goes onto train tracks in Pukekohe

Are retirement villages milking the elderly for profit?

Grey Power keen to assist

Elderly woman gets infection after dressing not changed

Tasman district’s older residents may double as population ages

20 more retirement complex beds finished

Run some numbers for the retirement you want

Rest-home residents off on Fiji cruise

Feilding church on the hunt for Manawatū’s oldest Bible

Tokoroa woman credits eating a banana a day to good health at 99

Day programme for dementia sufferers offers ‘feeling of belonging’

Expert debunks common myths about sex, health and nutrition

Legendary celebrity manager and promoter Harry M. Miller dies, aged 84

Elderly woman victim in ‘disgusting’ mugging on Rotorua street

Four suspected suicides in two years at Bay of Plenty aged residential care facilities

New Zealand bank employee blows whistle on ‘morally disgusting’ sales tactics

Pensioner housing at premium in Taranaki with predictions it will get worse

Mid-winter power cuts for Hamilton retirement village

Scientists reveal older people really are more racist

Sleepless in New Zealand: Stress keeping half the country awake at night

Woman’s body found ‘days after she died’ at Levin house

Could Bob Dick be New Zealand’s oldest gym bunny?

Norovirus outbreak in Nelson after several cases confirmed in aged care facility

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Will Tauranga be an age-friendly city?

Canine tracker team first for Northland search and rescue group

Elderly choosing to kill themselves rather than live in aged care facilities

Pacific-style elderly care could be under threat in NZ

Fire NZ warn to use electric blankets correctly after death of elderly man in house fire

Assisted dying’s risk of coercion

10 warning signs of elder abuse

Facing up to an age old problem

Plum spot for resthome

Ageing workforce may not be as bad as we think

Australian rest home fails 98 per cent of standards, residents reportedly living in fear

Euthanasia submissions splinter over dementia

Skills list to help trades shortage

Last resident leaves New Plymouth’s Mission Rest Home

Age Concern believe Christchurch’s Elderly have been forgotten by the City Council

Elderly and mentally ill among those in the sights of rogue lenders: Salvation Army

Loneliness ‘absolutely does’ kill people – Age Concern Canterbury CEO

Baby boomer backpackers: Why mature Kiwi travellers are seeing the world on a shoestring budget

Veterans home raises century

Montecillo Home opens

Images show how mega $500m Wellington Shelly Bay development could look

Buzz Aldrin sues children, alleging misuse of his finances

Pasifika elderly care subject of new study

Wellington rest homes being investigated after claims of abuse of elderly patients

Stroke rate expected to increase 40%

Elderly residents upset

Mental health and addiction support workers to get pay equity

Meet the 99-year-old who still climbing hills every day

What to do about lonely older men? Put them to work

Gore’s Gear to retire after 35 years

Housing NZ converts south Auckland rest home into transitional housing facility

Dealing with dementia: Alzheimer’s New Zealand provides support and education

Herpes virus linked to Alzheimer’s disease in new research

Elder Abuse Awareness Week highlights issue in Tauranga and Western Bay

Better pay, but still no Kiwis lining up for caregiver jobs

Maori and Pasifika women with breast cancer almost twice as likely to die from disease as Pakeha – study

New Zealand’s ‘oldest’ person, Madeline Anderson, has died aged 111

The Leisure Seeker: A neither engaging nor infuriating look at dementia

Mark Sainsbury: New Zealand’s elderly need your help

Number of elderly people with cancer ‘tipped to soar over next 20 years’

Woman in her 90s forces heavy door open as retirement village fire alarm sounds

‘I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown’: Retiree on battle with Ngāti Whātua over demolished home

Medical schools team up to face palliative care ‘crisis’

Call for rural health to be part of review

Alfred Ngaro: A good life is measured by what we give

Sam Johnson: Our elderly need more options than rest home

Horowhenua retirement village taken to heart

Issues looming for aged-care sector as wages rise and costs increase

Older kiwis take part in nationwide study to learn how to improve their quality of life

Elder abuse in NZ expected to be more prevalent than figure of one in 10 older people

Exercise, nutrition & socialising; Where do the biggest health benefits lie for Kiwi seniors?

Could we spot dementia decades before diagnosis?

Kiwi researchers launch world’s largest multi-generational dementia study

Ruby red and full of goodness

Elder abuse can be a subtle thing

Kate Hawkesby: Lots to learn when it comes to respecting elders

Auckland rest home back under fire over elderly abuse

Rest home residents help neighbour fight fire

‘It stays hidden’ – Age Concern urges people to watch out for the signs of elder abuse

World Elder Abuse Day to raise awareness of harm caused to older people

Two women switched at birth 72 years ago are reunited

Trespassed elderly couple one of many elderly who’re financially betrayed

Family’s worry as elderly man pours life savings into romance scam

Māori food practices could keep kaumātua healthy

The E word: when, if ever, is it acceptable to call someone ‘elderly’?

Family helpless as elderly man pours $100k into romance scam

Elder abuse often linked to loneliness and isolation: Age Concern Nelson Tasman

Vulnerable Kiwis need alternate places to borrow money

Here’s how KiwiSaver needs to change, experts say

Love of music shared with rest homes

Financial abuse of the elderly common and unacceptable

Vitamin C could ‘revolutionise’ treatment of sepsis in intensive care patients

Check your contact: Aged-care ‘premium’ rates warning

What the ‘retirement village effect’ brings to a neighbourhood

Most 65-year-olds don’t want to retire – Retirement Commissioner

Health review should consider making doctors’ visits free to all

Picking up your feet

Therapy programme designed to give quality of life back to dementia sufferers

Grey Power hails strengthened monitoring of dementia units: ‘we are very pleased’

Time for a fairer share for workers

Rest home blames new pay legislation in decision to close its doors

Palmerston North preschool’s rest home visits loved by young and old

Silent disco gets Auckland rest home residents moving

Rest home motors along with new vehicle grant from Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury

Communal table project helping elderly patients feel at home during hospital stays

21 years after he came out of a ‘boring’ retirement, he’s at the peak of his career

Asking the right questions is key to choosing the right retirement village

Elder abuse problem ‘underestimated’ in society: social worker

Biggest beneficiary debtors still receiving NZ Superannuation or main benefits

Too much oxygen can kill very ill patients – study

Keen for dental therapists to extend services

Vitamin D is essential, but you don’t necessarily need supplements

Opinion: Are retirement villages the new Tinder for the elderly?

Scammers hit elderly for $1m in three months

Unfortunately elder abuse getting more common in our society

Concerned about elder abuse, states loan out secret cameras

Community stalwarts honoured with Queen’s Service medals

Equal pay campaigner Kristine Bartlett made Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Robots develop at speed as they run and incorporate muscle

Retirement’s not something to put off – neither is retirement policy

Mary Holm: Airbnb — your retirement fund?

Union membership decreasing as workers retire

The Christchurch elders who forgot to retire

Peter Lyons: Why our most profitable industries pay miserable wages

Chinese speakers needed for caring calls that relieve loneliness

‘Sweet young man’s’ touching gesture to elderly woman

Rest home horror: How elderly man ended up with maggots in wounds

Reported elder abuse tip of iceberg

Massive growth for retirement villages, but they’re not for everyone

Karori residents ask for sophisticated architecture for planned retirement village

Age Concern Nelson Tasman presents inaugural AgeConnect Champion awards

Skyping the doctor? Poll shows it’s not just for the young

The Latest: Woman found dead near hospital was not patient

Tracking pendant finds dementia sufferers

H2 takes on health: Government announces huge review of health system

First Golden Bay funeral home in 80 years focuses on family-led service

Ryman Healthcare plans new $100 million retirement village

Auckland Airport under fire: Critic says older travellers could get ‘stuck forever’ in duty free

How your name can influence the way others see you

Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua laid to rest

Royal wedding bells sing at Vickery Court Home and Hospital

Dara McNaught: Home-care of the disabled should be properly paid

Work begins on new $130m Arvida village at Richmond West, near Nelson

Retirement village boost for Hamilton

Dave Armstrong: Let’s stand up for decency on the buses

Brockie: Dementia linked to poverty

How much money do you need to stop working?

Lotto-like windfall for retirees cashing up and moving to villages

Retirees struggle to buy into the retirement village market

Study shows an eye exam could detect early signs of dementia

Study to probe sleep’s hidden link with dementia

Forget meat packs – this Wellington daycare is raffling off flights to London

Optometrist calls for streamlined cataract surgery system as patients get bounced around

Local Focus: Elderly compete at the Rest Home Games

More elderly with mental health issues

Warming up for climate fight

Dunedin residents disagree over euthanasia issue

The twilight years of your career

Metlifecare buys development site near Pine Harbour in south east Auckland

Grey Power takes issues to NPDC chief executive at AGM

Retirement village planned in residential neighbourhood tests Auckland’s Unitary Plan

‘We trusted them and they lost them all’: Timaru RSA loses dead war vet’s medals

Mosgiel post boxes to go

Winter energy payments for elderly would be cancelled by a National Government – Simon Bridges

Elderly Aussie woman loses home to Westpac after tricked into signing loan

Life-long lovebirds wouldn’t be kept apart

Flu season: Over half of staff not vaccinated at two Auckland health boards

‘Please don’t be sad for me’ – Elderly Kerikeri woman tells of her own death

Study to look into whether dogs can detect cancer

Dr Tom: Dogs do wonders for your physical and mental health

Rotorua’s elderly get into spirit as royal wedding approaches

Oamaru care home displays historic wedding dresses

Wellington warned of IRD phone scam

Budget finds favour with elderly groups in Canterbury

Why women live longer than men, but retire earlier

Former student, 98, presents rare panoramic photo to his alma mater

Breast cancer survivor Carol shares her message of hope

Rock and roll retirement

Rural health workforce reaching crisis point

Study to probe sleep’s hidden link with dementia

Campaigners want binding end-of-life choices allowed for in euthanasia bill

When the memory fades, the musical magic lingers

Benefits for elderly in health vote and housing, says Grey Power’s Maxine Boag

Couple charged with stealing $1.4 million from elderly woman fighting to keep names suppressed

Elderly couple live in isolation after following kids to NZ

Focus on hospitals, DHB funding

Keep on keeping on? You better believe it.

Up, up and away – 104-yr old parasails in Paihia

Caller John on how his family is dealing with his mother’s dementia diagnosis

Call for more workers to join health and wellbeing sectors

The bizarre jobs that are about to rise

Made to measure: a home designed for retirement in Eastbourne

‘Tornado’ rips through Tauranga retirement village

Eighty-one retirement villages planned but little change in demand among Kiwis over 75

Youth at home with elderly women

Appeal on behalf of elderly

Raising care in rest homes

Rest homes at risk of closure warns New Zealand Aged Care Association

Ageing ‘iceberg’ of 75+ will put pressure on Wellington retirement villages

Health clinics here for Vietnam War veterans

Deaf man in his 90s trespassed from bank: ‘I have lost my personal dignity’

The Kiwi intergenerational playgroup that’s gone international

Stories of dementia reveal what remains and what is lost

Travel plans in jeopardy after euthanasia advocate decides against appeal

A 72 year-old man surrenders his home for the homeless

Oral health of elderly New Zealanders in aged care an urgent national clinical problem – study

A new tricycle in Greytown lets the elderly feel the wind in their hair

Hospice preparing for future demand by training aged-care providers

Being showered only once a week common practice for Queensland aged care residents – shocking audit finds

Rich Lister donates $5m in mother’s memory: ‘It’s how we were brought up’

Rest home investigation finds bloodied sheets, maggots

Elderly woman struck down on crossing in Stratford

Community wants a voice on proposed Maunu housing development

Waiheke community housing project tackles obstacles

Men die quicker but women are sicker

Taranaki nurse retires after almost 50 years in the job

Elderly patient left lying in urine-soaked bed at Auckland retirement facility

Elderly man keeps Tirau Tidy

Scammer’s sentencing delayed by positive drug test

More Americans expect to work until 70; there are benefits

Whangarei woman Ella Bayes to celebrate 104th birthday by flying high

Andrew Dickens: Is the Govt creating more housing problems?

HNZ responds to opinion over potential Whangarei state housing development

Oceania and Summerset ride the wave of seniors flocking to retirement villages

Hospital chief exec quits suddenly

Retirement villages providing boost for economy

The surprising number of 80-year-olds still sexually active

The ‘slop’ stops at Tamahere Eventide as moulded food becomes the norm

New survey reveals housing, poverty and healthcare most concern New Zealanders

Few empty buildings in easy access Morrinsville

Southern District Health Board is urging greater immunisation awareness in the region

Daughter of pioneer NZ soap actor hunting precious art he sold while unwell

The Monday Extract: Losing Mum to dementia

New Zealand boxers hit by early onset dementia

Grandparents invest savings in medicinal cannabis for next generation

Ardern addresses ‘the elephant in the room’

Older workers may lose third of income through injuries

Helping others: What goes around comes around

Study highlights link between Pasifika boxers and dementia

Han Zicheng, 85, didn’t want to die alone so he put himself up for adoption

Where will the new Southlanders live?

Horowhenua pensioners worried about burden of increased rates

Wellington couple behind ‘stylish’ new mobility walker

104yo Australian academic David Goodall flying to Switzerland to kill himself

Construction to start on new hospital wing at Taranaki rest home

Midlife dementia could be linked to anxiety – study

Older, injured workers lose up to one-third of income, Otago research reveals

More grandparents seeking help

Twitter unites to support early onset dementia patient

She modelled in New York and worked for the Navy. At 93, parasites ate her alive at a nursing home

Call for free over-80s shingles vaccine

Day group for elderly keeps loneliness at bay

Wairarapa passengers get first taste of new ‘technologically superior’ buses

Pensioner offers to sell rings to pay for crash victim’s costs

Summerset applies for consent for $150 million Lower Hutt retirement village

Breaking the stigma of rest home food

A Life Story: Educator Winifred Hoy dies, aged 109

Euthanasia Bill risks are too great – expert

Too old to guide: When a guide dog reaches retirement

Nursing service under fire after death of elderly man who had infected foot

SeniorNet shows elderly can be computer savvy

Wanganui Grey Power says Whanganui District Council must upgrade Gerse St culvert

Review signalled as Presbyterian Support South Canterbury confirms new chief executive

Young folks’ plans to retire early

Banking reassurances welcome

Taxi company says not enough information to help find man

Brain injury blood test to help concussion sufferers return to play

Malnourishment increasing dramatically among the elderly

Whangarei woman angry no one stopped to help elderly man left lying on side of road for 20 minutes

Grey Power pushes for elderly representation on district health boards

E-plates for elderly drivers touted as a new weapon in war against road rage

National and local aged care budgets run short

Exclusive: Rest home resident ‘slept in chair for 24 days’

Aged care cuts to qualified staff putting lives at risk, family of woman in ‘premature death’ say

Retirement villages: read the fine print

Massive retirement village to help ease Auckland housing crisis: Metlifecare

George McQuay: The unknown Anzac who found his way home

Bringing home the soldiers who fell in foreign fields

Dr Cathy Stephenson: Syphillis is not confined to the history books

Dutch probe ‘appalling’ euthanasia of dementia patient

Papamoa couple donate five lifesaving devices to community

SDHB campaign launched

RSA Poppy Appeal theme – not all wounds bleed – highlights mental health injuries

New Zealander of the year Kristine Bartlett launches the search for this year’s Women of Influence

Call for councils to embrace elders

New retirement village for Tamahere

University of the Third Age celebrates 20th anniversary

Isolation a major issue for Invercargill’s elderly

Elderly Tokoroa carjacking victim living in fear after attack

Poppy Day appeal collector has bucket stolen in brazen theft

Rural mental health service to end after funding shortfall

New retirement home and dementia care proposed for Hawke’s Bay

Retirement village providers plan 580 new units for Auckland, Napier

Alzheimers NZ launches outreach and awareness programme

Eldon Lodge Rest Home opens new sensory suite

Fitness classes offered to help prevent falls

Troy Swann: How to fix New Zealand’s retirement savings shortfall

Retirement Commissioner hits back at pension criticism

Third of older working Kiwis can’t afford to quit

Is HR overlooking the benefits of ageing workers?

Reluctant rest-home resident speaks up

The syndrome that makes people think their loved ones are impostors

‘People just look right through me’ – Elderly in Lakes DHB area lonely

Elderly owner in the dark over Tokoroa RSA demolition plans

Elderly residents left to clean up after Auckland storm no one saw coming

Concern rates rise could drive out elderly

‘Bastards’ scam elderly man out of funeral savings

Hawke’s Bay DHB refute claims vulnerable elderly forced to wait for bed at rest homes

Denying elderly stroke patients medical cannabis a form of elder abuse, Grey Power branch says

‘We’ve got to do better than that in New Zealand’ – Vulnerable elderly wait up to ten months for residential care

Aged care cuts to qualified staff putting lives at risk, family of woman in ‘premature death’ say

New Caledonia unions against retirement age rise

NZ lagging behind rest of the world, says retirement expert

Older Kiwis encouraged to plan for future sooner rather than later

Adding life to years in the North

Research reveals vegetables that reduce stroke risk for older women

NZ is a nation of older business owners, who risk being left behind

Alleged rest home intruder charged

Rest home access depends on postcode: report

‘The final straw’: Former rest home carer loses constructive dismissal case

Brain injuries raises dementia risk

Hamilton rest home failed to provide adequate care for elderly patient, report says

Home heating group wants ECan to stop Timaru smoke spotters

Controversial $500m development ramps up as court tosses out bid for judicial review

Social connection ‘vital’ for retired farmers

840-dwelling plan for Cromwell

Veterinarians guardians of Dunedin bush retreat

How to avoid losing your mind to Alzheimer’s or dementia

Technology to make your home smarter and safer

Man accused of stealing from rest home residents

Local Focus: Holocaust survivors speak of horrors

Why this man believed his wife had been replaced by an identical imposter

Carer caught slapping elderly patient may face further legal action

Lonely New Zealand: A third of elderly spend their days alone

Concern at $33 fee for disabled, elderly parking permits

Tarpaulin may have saved elderly missing hunter’s life

Bank steps in to refund elderly woman’s scalped ticket

Affordable housing push may extend to retirement village developments

Exclusive: Rest home death ‘can’t be in vain’ – family call for changes

How not to run out of money in retirement

Elite streets: Tauranga can blame huge growth on Aucklanders

Art classes help Kiwis living with dementia remember the bright side of life

Whangarei’s Cairnfield House opens new 20-bed hospital wing

Supermarket staff praised for helping elderly woman targeted by scam

Get flu vaccine early this year, experts say

SDHB keen to begin bowel screening

United Nations calls on NZ to adopt human rights-based national housing strategy

Govt gives $1 million to Maniototo Hospital redevelopment

Final touches put on book covering 100 years of Presbyterian Support South Canterbury

Whanganui woman Con Beaven celebrates 104th birthday at Summerset in the River City

Claim NZ has ‘one of the worst’ pensions is being rejected

Members of world’s oldest hip hop dance crew tackle dementia through dance

Family walks 5000m to raise $3000 for dementia

Man helps elderly neighbour escape electrical fire

Britain’s Prince Philip, 96, enters hospital for hip surgery

Convictions for historical homosexual offences can now be wiped from the record

Elderly woman denies cat troubles inside Hamilton home

Elderly take to Christchurch for Golden Oldies sports festival

The Wairarapa photographer whose kuia portraits capture a community

On The Beat: Key to avoiding victimisation is prevention

The battle against loneliness among the elderly

Whanganui projected to need 3 more rest homes by 2020 to avoid crisis, says NZ Aged Care Association

People of all ages need to be valued

Commonwealth Games: Oldest athlete bowls up again

Why the lack of a capital gains tax is letting property companies off lightly

Rest home residents adopt kittens for re-homing

Tracking pendant saves elderly Tauranga woman with dementia who wandered off

Elderly cancer patient allegedly robbed, assaulted by nurse after surgery

Warkworth retiree touched by soldier’s offer to pay her $151 taxi fare back from hospital

Major challenges ahead for Hawke’s Bay health system

Northland thrill-seeking retirees take to the skies on parasail adventure

Whanganui man donates slides from Antarctica visits to national library

Papakura retirement village takes up food waste collection

Ask Brianna: Help your parents based on need, not your guilt

The long-term effects of women shying away from exercise

Rest home failed to provide adequate care to elderly woman who died of sepsis

Vulnerable elderly restrained in chairs all day: documents

Flu vaccine due to arrive in April or May

Elderly woman’s death from infected bedsores: Rest home found in breach of health code

Elderly patients sent packing in the middle of the night from overloaded ED

Counselling service closes after touching many lives

Hospital rot: Health Minister has frank words for DHB

Approach to getting older to live well

South Canterbury crash victim was ‘a man of determination and perseverance’

Aged care challenges aired at industry meeting in Napier

Facing up to mortality just a matter of time

100th birthday a special celebration with family and friends

Singer helps brighten day for resthome residents

Music revives failing memory for dementia sufferers

Is it okay to lie to an Alzheimer’s patient?

Christchurch couple charged with stealing $1.4 million from elderly widow

Opinion: Looming crisis bad news for the elderly

Want to retire early? Growing number of young people investing now to enjoy life later

Grandchildren fly in to help Whangarei woman celebrate 100th birthday

Power of attornet, rights catchup needed

Dr Tom: Getting old? Stop moaning and start surfing (or anything active)

Women who are fit at 50 less likely to get dementia

Government says it desires ‘healthier’ Maori relationship

Bay of Plenty’s looming aged care crisis

Elderly Auckland couple rescued from yacht after night off Whangarei

Not so screwed: How women can close the retirement savings gap

Aged-care providers battle loneliness as New Zealand population ages

Closure of Whanganui rest home leaves 41 residents desperate for a bed

Supporting baby-boomer peak through to end

Opposition to Eversley Care Home expansion heard by Hastings council panel

Why reverse mortgages are a harder sell now

Andrew Coleman: Taxing retirement savings inflates the price of houses

How art and creativity change lives

Elderly might have to ‘do without’ to afford rate rises

Sadness over news that Whanganui’s Nazareth Rest Home and Hospital is to close

Rebuild must have elderly first in mind

Liz Koh: Downsize or move if you want luxurious retirement

Arvida plan for new units build on track

Ageing population pressure for Southern healthcare

Aged care facility could go ahead despite vineyard’s opposition

Help comes just in time for Manawatū hearing support group

Whanganui District Health Board apologises, makes improvements

Avon seller worried for customers

Ethics dispute erupts in Belgium over euthanasia rules

Hairdresser puts scissors down after 60 years

Wellington library bequeathed collection of 15th and 16th-century books

All the lonely people: Is modern life making us lonely?

Woman upset at coming across dead father’s body in rest home

Christchurch woman stole $270k from elderly women in phone scam

‘Big vision’ buyer needed for ‘premium’ CBD site in Tauranga

More than meets the eye to setting up retirement plan

Rich oldies should not get the state pension

Upper Harbour pilot, 87, celebrates International Women’s Day

Auckland rest home investigating claims of disturbing abuse of elderly patient

Opinion: Attempts to stay young thwarted by relentless march of time

Revolutionary diabetes sensing technology

Karori campus development could be hit by Heritage NZ plans to make it a historic place

Money worries keeping more women awake than men

Meet the retired women who refuse to stay in, dress down and fade away

Major retailer praised for helping employee with Alzheimer’s

What an A4-sized patch of mould means for you

Shared living housing model planned for Far North

Work visa limits could push aged care into labour crisis by 2020, says association

Amy Adams’ appointment not the reason Steven Joyce retired: Simon Bridges

Gareth Morgan doesn’t want his Super as he turns 65, says NZ needs means-testing

Masters medals claimed

Bowling people over with age

What happens if I don’t fill in the census?

Residents to hold meeting protesting Buller Hospital rebuild plans

The secret to a long life: How an Auckland woman reached 105

National MP Steven Joyce is to retire from Parliament

Tauranga elderly struggle with Census changes

Workers delve into history of Waikato’s Trevellyn as it prepares for new era

Nelson brewery and cafe attracts national and international interest

Help still available for Northlanders struggling to fill out Census online

Iwi to provide free private health insurance to members

Census raises homeless, elderly concerns

Can there be a more difficult subject?

Presbyterian Support Southland boss retires after 23 years

Keeping your marbles

Government looking at looking alternative sites for new Buller health centre

Govt’s foreign buyer ban fatally flawed

French Polynesia pension system risks going bankrupt- president

‘Blackout for Brain Injury’ campaign set to break down stigma

What happens when your parents die broke?

Last officer of WWII’s Maori Battalion laid to rest in the Chatham Islands

Panel recommends changes to rules for pay equity claims; Government says result will be a ‘fairer deal’ for women

Opinion: Lives are precious, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise

Kate Hawkesby: An unhealthy situation when nurses aren’t paid properly

Plea over mental health patients’ needs at ED

Alert issued after gastroenteritis outbreak at Nelson Hospital

Abuse survivor calls for commission chair’s removal

Online 2018 census confusing elderly, SeniorNet offering help

Long-term council housing tenants surprised by sudden eviction notice

Toddler visits to care homes help residents overcome depression and loneliness

SC rest home care sitting on potential powderkeg

Woman dies of septic shock due to lack of care in ‘critical time of life’

Strike planned in French Polynesia over pension reform

Outrage from retirement giants over proposed government ban on foreign investors

Living well on NZ Super alone is possible

Emotions run high as first residents return

Accessibility concerns for new bus routes

Ditching of kerbside recycling upsets Whanganui residents

Couple’s 75-year romance ends with their death together side by side

Concerns over Hastings aged care home expansion

World-class CARE Village officially opens in Ngongotaha, Rotorua

‘Now I can start fighting again’ – 2018 New Zealander of the year Kristine Bartlett

MenzShed – shedding some light on an International movement

Matamata’s older mums start support group for new mums and their bubs

Investigation reveals failures that lead to patient’s disappearance

Virtual reality takes dementia patients down memory lane

Dementia causes require wide study, Dunedin clinic told

Another good year at Summerset, new villages coming

Timaru group creates memories for rest home

Want to live to your 90s? Gain weight, drink more, claims major study

Fluoride in Whanganui’s water back in spotlight

Crisis in aged care looms

Census’ online move could disadvantage elderly and those in rural areas

Mark Sainsbury: Stand up for our elderly or one day it could be you

Retirement village lift a ‘danger’ to residents

A collective approach to address homelessness

Stories from ‘unrecognised and undervalued’ carers motivation behind Kristine Bartlett, New Zealander of the Year

Opinion: Immigration OK for KiwiBuild but what about aged care?

Elderly could breathe new life into state houses

Cyclone Gita: Greymouth residents tells of powerful storm as fences ripped out and roof peeled

Hibiscus Coast movement to bring community closer

Kaikohe accountant and community stalwart retires

Put FIRE in your belly – live frugally, retire early

Hamilton to be globally recognised as age-friendly city

Palmerston North rest home’s community garden takes shape

Valentine sweethearts celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Listen: Farmer retirement – don’t leave it too late

Seven units planned on section near Waiheke Island beach

Super screwed: How the pay gap wrecks women’s retirements

Checkpoint after Exit meeting to check elderly attendees were okay, court told

West Coasters prepare for Gita

When is the right time to die?

Woman dies after being hit by car in Tauranga CBD

Pongaroa residents told to boil water after chlorine system fault

Interactive: Where is the best place to retire to in NZ?

Pay rise for mental health workers

Kiwi woman struck by early-onset Alzheimer’s is a one in 200 million case

Brian Fallow: Retired & renting – the trend isn’t comforting

Almost half of Kiwis only just getting by day to day

Hospice volunteer writes life stories for patients

Elderly couples share how they make their relationships work

Bill English: The highs and lows of a 27-year-career

No vacant Housing New Zealand home for Nelson mum, says ministry

Rotorua’s ‘hidden homeless’ population causes concern

Waikiwi Gardens Rest Home Launched their Day Stay Today

Arthritis drug could halve risk of dementia, study finds

Tips from Witi to help Gisborne elderly record memories

The benefits of a full bucket

Oceania to spend $85m on Trevellyn redevelopment

Huntly community rallies to support elderly couple

Daughter knew mum was going to take her life, assisted suicide trial is told

Selling influence: meet the lobbyists shaping New Zealand politics for a fee

Superbug spread spurs call for hospitals to act like biosecurity border control

Costs of living getting tougher for retirees

Ryman Healthcare pitches riverside retirement village for Hamilton suburb of Flagstaff

Researchers backtrack: Potatoes are actually good for you

About Eve Williams

Eve Williams
Eve Williams is the Production and Social Media Administrator for Eldernet. She is currently studying towards her Masters at the University of Canterbury. She has a passion for learning new things.

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