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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,  Voxy, Beehive.govt.nz, Newshub. to name but a few.

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Workshops promote community awareness on social issues

Elderly neighbour’s isolation and neglect upsets neighbour who had no idea

Meet the Wellingtonians fighting Christmas loneliness through cards for strangers

NZ firms aren’t equipped to deal with one of the oldest workforces in the OECD

NZ’s greatest headed goal can be traced back to heading a balloon as a child

White House denies Donald Trump has dementia

Canterbury rest home worker admits taking toilet selfie with elderly resident

Report links fourth death to Havelock North water crisis

Waitara resident represents in garden competition

Briefings: Ageing population a challenge for New Zealand

Briefings: Healthcare waiting list complaints rise Health and Disability Commissioner tells Health Minister

How much should you save for retirement?

Retirement and your relationship: 6 steps to get in sync with your spouse

Auckland rest home dementia resident missing for one month

Busiest year ever for ambulance 111 calls in New Zealand

Most retirees will use up savings within a decade – study

800,000 at risk after ‘mess’ left by previous govt – Parker

Low calorie diet reversed diabetes in half of patients, study finds

Beachlands development causes a stir

Helping the Christchurch rebuild lifts the whole South Island

Nelson-Tasman drivers sought to help curb road of loneliness for older people

Spreading the Christmas cheer by sending love

Fund launched to help Kiwi families facing elderly abuse

Cop goes the extra mile with mobility scooter for elderly man and dog

Horses suggested as a useful model for studying asthma in the elderly

Retirees rely on state pension as savings run out

Temuka woman retiring from voluntary role after almost 32 years

The Selwyn Foundation opens $14m retirement village in Cambridge

Tree donation scheme designed to give Taranaki rest homes some Christmas cheer

Shortage of aged care workers looming due to immigration cuts, suggests report

Rest home operator in Taumarunui struggles with pay equity deal

Whanganui’s Jane Winstone retirement home collects food for a good cause

Watching my uncle die – and his mood swings – confirmed my opposition to euthanasia

Age Concern pulls back the covers to talk about sex in Nelson-Tasman rest homes

Rest home care at risk from changes to migrant workers’ visa rules – Salvation Army

Elderly man missing in Titirangi, West Auckland

The future of crossing the road?

No power, no water, no highway access, no problem for Roxburgh Medical Centre

Heartbreak for elderly woman after dog stolen

Missing elderly Christchurch woman found safe and well

Elderly, disabled man hit over head by door knocker

Sharing the canine love

Foreign rest home workers face expulsion

Team recognised for enabling safer medicine use at Hawke’s Bay Health Awards

Napier woman Helen Francis’ doctorate focuses on healthcare challenges

Christmas cheer to be shared at dementia-friendly Christmas carols service

Rotorua sites awarded dementia-friendly status

Daughter angry rest home complaint dismissed

Teamwork the key to 74 years of marriage

From Sweden, an unsentimental take on de-cluttering

‘End of era’ for Waikato 30-year-running Christmas tradition

Waipa water users on shared meters will have to split the bill

First residents of massive Queenstown retirement village to move in before Christmas

New parents miss out on KiwiSaver HomeStart grants

Rest home plans multi sensory suite

Fighting fit as you age

Kiwis react to royal engagement with one woman saying Prince Harry will become ‘a new man’ thanks to Meghan Markle

Stomach bug at large in Gisborne

Roxburgh’s raging torrent’s pull back to reveal damage

‘Slap in the face’ as ANZ abandons another NZ small town

Elderly woman dies after driving into fence in Christchurch

Nukumea Stream to get makeover as part of huge retirement development

Woman who left mother to die ‘stressed’ at the time

Whangarei rest home knitters make maternity ward delivery

Tree project aims to spread Christmas cheer to rest-homes

National raises shared Paid Parental Leave again

Good news for 88-year-old man who lost $40k in ‘Spark’ scam

Meet the 81-year-old woman who’s spent 60 years as a flight attendant

Nationwide initiative is Sending Love to elderly people at Christmas

Life story: For golfer and gardener Pat Bell the ‘job was never done’

Hawke’s Bay Health Awards recognise key innovations

More 65-plus work full-time

Search for missing dementia patient suspended but questions remains

New retirement village planned

Police searching for elderly woman missing from Nelson retirement village

Elderly couple quit house after land-rent hike

Massive blaze at old Dunedin rest home

Aussie ambos divert 280km trip so palliative patient can glimpse the sea

Wanted: Man who allegedly conned elderly thought to be at it again on bail

Gastro outbreak puts Whanganui rest home in lock down

Janine Starks: Put your hand out for your free money

Ryman Healthcare’s half-year profit rises 8.4 percent

Stranded scooter rider meets her teenage hero

Organisation calls on Kiwis to send Christmas cards to elderly

Elderly man visiting dying sister loses hospital photo in theft

How to live a long life

‘We definitely need them’ – older employees important, but at higher risk of suffering workplace injuries

Historic euthanasia laws pass in Australian state of Victoria

Baby boomers buck ‘self indulgent’ beliefs

Emma Espiner: A fierce and frank fight for women’s health

Wilderpeople for pensioners

Couple who met on blind date 75 years ago die hours apart

Bayden Barber: Libraries key to community education

Closure likely for Rotorua Menz Shed after lease change

Hawke’s Bay values leap as retirees demand lifestyle blocks

Nursing home highly commended by Ministry of Health

Local heroes honoured

Ngati Whakaue leader Pihopa Kingi dies

Joining an elite group of nurses

Seniors Christmas Lunch provides feast for elderly

Have you seen Herbert? Elderly Auckland man missing after trip to Hamilton

Older workers among highest ACC claimants – report

Three residential sections could become home to 71 dwellings

HR urged to do more for older workers

Mobility scooters warning

New Perspectives on Landscape: Dunedin School of Art’s evocative exhibition

Local Focus: Hamilton aiming to be NZs first age-friendly city

Elderly woman accidentally disrupts flights at Auckland Airport

Missed home support visits amounts to ‘elder neglect’, says Grey Power

Christmas cards for elderly in rest homes initiative goes nationwide

Elderly mental health service urgently needed – helpline

Pensioner fears steep Auckland house valuation rises could drive her out of home

New $80m village a salve on Cambridge’s housing crisis

88 year-old loses $50,000 in scam

Queen and Prince Philip pose for 70th wedding anniversary portrait

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

David Cassidy in hospital with organ failure

Refresher tests key to reducing road toll – expert

‘It will be possible for us to meet our goals’ – Robertson

Mammogram leads to immigration nightmare for North Canterbury woman

Elderly woman missing for a week

In quake-hit Iranian village, ‘people are helping people’ as aid is slow to arrive

Rachel Hunter becomes public face for a charity close to her heart

Retirement after dedication to health services

Onewhero Volunteer Rural Fire Force’s matriarch receives recognition award

Adult classes to help minimise falls

NPT slimming down, Summerset expanding

Tips for making wealth last once you hit retirement

Small businesses struggle with finance, retirement

Community man preparing to retire

Elderly mental health service urgently needed – helpline

Honours awards acknowledge services to arts, youth and elderly

If you’re old and rich, you’re more likely to hate the new Government

Police discourage searchers for safety reasons

The secret to Agatha Christie’s enduring appeal? We solve the mystery

New Zealand’s biggest KiwiSavers also get the least out of it

Damian Light: ‘Sad’ that United Future had to quit

Elderly woman missing from coastal community for two days

Nursing homes regularly don’t have enough nurses, says union

Ryman on cusp of major growth: CFO

Dr Tom: Memory loss – measure it to manage it

Football study to assess dementia risk

Toxicology test results awaited in two-year investigation of rest home death

Focus on coastline in search for elderly Warkworth woman

Community helps elderly east Auckland man robbed while gardening

Rest home fails to provide reasonable level of care

Retiring with a mortgage? Time to make some tough decisions

Elite rating for Kiri Te Kanawa Retirement Village

Police save elderly man’s life after heart attack

St Kilda Care Home fails elderly resident, ordered to pay $10,000

Calls for investigation into health watchdog

Three 90-year-olds lead the way at seniors fitness programme

Industry body says inquiry into aged care facilities unnecessary

Survey finds broad community concern in Auckland’s Devonport ahead of retirement village construction

‘I love music’ a success at Atawhai rest home

Get Sorted: KiwiSaver funds that adjust as you age

Mother neglected in final year of her life

Too many medicines a patient safety concern

Is our monarchy entering a new phase?

Trust chair wants to build on success

Burglars steal 85-year-old pensioner’s life savings and passport while he works in garden

Alcohol taxi deliveries to elderly ‘probably a bigger problem than we know’

Auckland Transport investigates after group of ‘unruly’ elderly walkers ordered off bus

New Zealand’s big healthcare gender pay gap

BUPA applies to build large retirement village on the outskirts of Napier

Does your firm value older workers?

First New Zealand study of pathological hoarding

Vodafone to start migrating customers to broadband phones next month

Lower Hutt residents plead for more affordable housing at HNZ meeting

Christchurch anchor project firms to sign accessibility charter as legislation remains ‘outdated’

Taranaki couple jailed for elderly neglect get parole

Prince Philip’s new life as a retired royal: The Queen misses him terribly

Fixing New Zealand housing: Let’s prefab this

Suzanne Aubert’s chances of becoming a saint rest on doctors verifying her ‘miracles’

Centenarian misses out on card from Prime Minister on her birthday

Rest home owner apologises for abusing his residents

Hospital patients might see the light of day

Brian Fallow: Maybe, just maybe, higher wages ahead

Expert says key to a happy retirement is not just about money

Why David Attenborough won’t retire: ‘You never tire of the natural world’

Couple sell lifestyle property to follow their motorhome dream

Local Search and Rescue win at national competition

Spotless keeping mum on changes to South Canterbury service

Ngāpuhi kaumātua Nuki Aldridge laid to rest

Lessons from great gardeners

98-year-old moves into rest home to look after son, 80

Rest homes in the dark over increasing staff costs

Rescue project breathes new life in to toys

Full life but celebration bittersweet

Nanny going to great lengths for ill grandson

Carer with ‘X-Factor’ celebrates 30 years of rest home work

Unpaid Christchurch rates accounts rising, elderly ‘foregoing’ necessities

New dwelling consents fall in September

New Zealand shares rise led by Ryman Healthcare

The new trend of hiring ‘best friends’

Tens of thousands overpaid on their superannuation, pensions

No rest home for me: at 71, potter Anneke Borren hits the road in a campervan

Elderly woman rescued after being trapped in hole in Mt Maunganui

Sad day as Auckland Zoo euthanises three well-loved primates

Enable NZ donates mobility scooters to Palmerston North City council

Wellington bowls club faces closure for too much rowdiness, not enough bowling

Doctors fail to tell patient about signs of cancer

Northland’s oldest man Bill Tuckey dies

Century-old convent in Oamaru seeks new owner

CCTV cameras to be installed in Temuka

Couple beg pardon of new Prime Minister to stay together

First annual commemoration of New Zealand Wars marked

Council supports new Flaxmere housing development

Poverty not visible enough: PSO head

$20 million retirement village for Te Ngae Rd

‘Peace about living here’ – New Zealand’s retirement hotspot blows the competition out of the water

How to succeed at the retirement game: Finding a purpose

Woman who went missing 42 years ago found alive

Timaru man grateful to strangers who came to his aid during medical incident

Touring Australian magician performs to rest home group in New Plymouth

Labour’s deals: What’s the new Government got for youth and seniors?

Do we mellow with age like a good wine?

Jacinda Ardern considers mini-Budget to implement policy priorities

Pacific jobseekers urged to look at caregiving industry

Rest homes and childcare centres in Wellington hit by gastro bug

Words of appreciation from ‘OED’

Octogenarian Milton farming couple look back on a lifetime of farming

Elderly overstayers ‘left in limbo’ after visa freeze

Labour-NZ First coalition deal increases odds of voluntary euthanasia referendum

Coverage of Arvida Group reinstated

Get Sorted: Ever met someone who’s 100?

Women are 40 percent poorer than men by old age – study

Stem cell infusions improve health in frail elderly patients, US researchers say

Elderly and people with disabilities could soon have more transport options in Manawatū

How long does it take you to grasp test aimed at spotting dementia?

Will Dame Judi Dench ever grow up?

Funding rethink and reduced hours hit Porirua Citizens Advice Bureau

$2 billion pay equity for Gisborne rest home workers

Health care underfunded for too long

Comfort aids may put older drivers at risk

Remembering how to dance with Alzheimer’s group

Criticism over NZ’s highest paid public servant big pay bump to more than $1.2 million

Retired farmer as busy as ever in community

Elderly ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ tell of hardship to get cash

Jupl takes its aged care monitoring smart watch to Australia

Best outcome for NZ

Manawatū couple clock up six and a half decades together

What a Labour government means for your money

‘Get a f**king life’: Rest home owner’s tirade at pensioners

MidCentral to address doctor shortage in Horowhenua

From Happy to Braveheart: Viral video maker wants to change minds about Chch

Cruise ships to NZ dominated by older people, Australians

Bikes offer new direction for people with chronic conditions

Volunteers needed to visit elderly

Kamo student wins Ruawai Rosebowls

Pensioner forced to wait four days for urgent hip surgery

Palmerston North home invasion highlights elderly’s vulnerability, says Grey Power president

Alzheimer’s study to focus on risk factors

New Nelson Tasman Hospice an education hub for palliative care services

Carnival for aged care residents who achieve NZ first

Indoor bowls group not giving up

Missing man’s lack of family making manhunt difficult
Why coconut water is not as healthy as it seems

Generations fire up over radical Lower Hutt housing proposals

Barry Soper: Tomorrow’s D day, for all of us

KiwiSavers’ tax bill equal to property investors’, tax expert says

A coup for Kiwi medicine: Peter Tyler honoured for work developing aggressive lymphoma drug

Bringing Diwali to the rest home, as Auckland celebrates the festival of lights

New ambulance for Tauranga thanks to generous donation from Althorp Village

In the mind of a dementia sufferer

Nelson woman’s long road of service to Meals on Wheels

Summerset-Metlifecare merger not on the plans, companies say

Red Beach resident celebrates 104 years

Shortage of St John ambulance volunteers desperate

Tauranga couple lead rescue missions

Dead retirement village resident undiscovered for ‘several days’

Slavery in NZ more widespread than previously thought – study

Remuera rest home closure ‘great shock’: Councillor mourns loss

Commission for Financial Capability’s sees half of staff leave in a year

Jacque Tucker: Time to Get Your Hands Dirty

Three new inventions in running for Best Design Award

Why your weekend sleep-in is bad for you

Mobile health clinic will revitalise Cook Islands health care and education

Don’t be the fool easily parted from your money – here are 5 ways to avoid being scammed

Dunedin aged care facility to pay $31,000 for unjustified sacking of veteran nurse

How health workers can spot and help ‘modern slaves’

Govt surplus finalised at $4.1bn

Long-term effects of concussions make banning kids from playing rugby a no-brainer

Scammer-of-the-elderly Denise Greig does it again

Industry prepares for immigration concessions

Community-minded couple celebrate milestone

From corner dairy to penthouse; now a retirement village beckons

National’s retirement policy likely to get chop during negotiations

GP workforce crisis looms in South Canty as many signal retirement

Fine art class to continue after tutor retires

Southland School kids give up their holidays to volunteer with Red Cross

Retirement village ‘Golden Triangle’ sees building boom

20 foods to eat to beat dementia – and the ones to avoid

Southlanders talk about plans after death at crematorium open home

Grandad’s taken over the internet! Busting five ‘seniors’ tech myths

Queenstown’s Wakatipu Abbeyfield turns 10

Elderly residents and rest home staff hear ‘loud bang’ as car fleeing police crashes

Handful of rest homes close after pay equity deal

Auckland’s eye in the sky now a 24-hour operation

Rest homes at risk of job cuts, closures

Man’s best friend could help Alzheimer’s sufferers

Sense of smell could be clue to dementia, US research finds

Number of high-level dementia care beds in South Canterbury labelled ‘absolutely’ inadequate

Eating for a healthy brain

Housing crisis hits Rotorua elderly

Experiment testing warmth of mock homes found energy efficient ‘passive’ house standards worked best

Calls to fund rural rest homes differently

Retirement ends 40 years in education

Consent spike from flats, village units

Life story: Frank Hardy and his efforts to professionalise firefighting in New Zealand

Retirement village operator gives care workers perks in bid to make job more attractive, keep staff

Quota for affordable housing up

Hitchhiking girls rip off South Waikato driver

Opinion: Realities of aged care worker settlement harsher than expected

Janine Starks: Winston Peters, go blue for KiwiSavers

Online medical service improves stroke outcomes

Dementia now top killer of Aussie women

Survey says Kiwis want more to be done for dementia

NZ Super Fund posts 20 per cent return in 12 months

Elderly couple feeling terrorised in own home after spate of strange occurrences

Youths provide elderly with place to wait

New Zealand ‘could stall’ if Winston Peters gets way on immigration

Pensioner didn’t know he was being used as drug mule

Rest home operators say caregiver pay rise inadequately funded

Lino name tags and lots of backlash: setting up a child daycare centre in the 1960s

Senior art exhibition celebrates talent of older generation in Auckland’s North Shore

No warning for home help cuts, say elders

It’s tough to ‘beat’ aged care subsidy means test

Gastric illness outbreak cost $21m

Having children can ruin your retirement

Peter Williams: on life, work and contemplating retirement

Māori Party founder Dame Tariana Turia plans return to help save the party

Winston Peter’s bottom lines – what are they and where will he go?

Lionel’s 80 years of table tennis reaches last set

Purple people raise dementia awareness

Winston Peters heads back to Auckland, as he gears up to consult caucus

Inter-generational project helps students learn about dementia

Dementia at just 49: Wellington woman forgets her own name

Sudden home care switch-up ‘upsets’ elderly woman

Police seek help to identify man who collapsed in Rotorua

Holistic approach redefines aged-care

Diana Clement: What you need to know about KiwiSaver

Dame Tariana Turia coming out of retirement

Can National and NZ First bridge the gap over NZ Super?

New activities centre for New Plymouth elderly

Baby boomers set to have big influence on markets

Hibiscus Coast volunteers good deeds brighten up quiet lives

Ticking Time Bomb Dementia: New Zealand’s next big health issue

Consent boom for retirement villages in Tauranga

Kids’ visit lights a spark for rest home residents

New KiwiSaver fund wants to top up retirees’ income

How to be your own boss – even if you’re older

Southern DHB’s $1 million sum for assessment unit already paying off

Blueberries, red cabbage, red onions: What to eat to prevent dementia

Preschoolers bond with Rotorua rest home residents

Tell the important stories now

Revealed: The blinding truth about migraines

Married for 60 years, happy couple still in first Pukekohe home

Senior Queen happy to carry on tradition

Shoplifting granny struggled under ‘daily stresses’

Political cheat sheet: What do the political parties say about superannuation

Housing strategies of retirees

Passion for painting sees Geraldine pensioner produce hundreds of works

Police searching for elderly man missing in Invercargill

Elderly woman crossed centre line before fatal Christchurch crash

Pensioners forced to borrow from families to fix Shore homes: agent

Artificial intelligence can detect Alzheimer’s decade before symptoms emerge

Council calls for tenders for Blenheim to Renwick bus service

Advance voting for convenience

Shingles vaccine on the way for elderly

Perfect storm threatens aged-care sector

Rest-home staff to issue 14-day notice

Modern healthcare does not depend on hospital beds anymore, Dean says

Ardern defends tax, super policies

Memory Walk held around Timaru Botanic Gardens to raise awareness for Alzheimers

Elderly woman, 94, stranded at Sydney Airport after wild weather disrupts flight schedule

Elderly need Aged Care Commissioner: Labour

Dougal therapy works well

Pensioner in poverty: Life in a caravan

Summerset buys land for retirement village within Porirua housing development

The urgent care centre for non-urgent cases

Event guide: What’s on in Marlborough

Knitted lap pets giving retirees a reason to smile

On The Beat: Fraudsters continue to conjure cunning scams

Cradle to grave in New Zealand – was the Welfare State born in 1938?

The poll that really counts

Nelson community information day aims to provide access to services

Wellington hosts palliative care nursing scholar

Under pressure: Mental health workers give their view of the crisis

Dame Kiri Ta Kanawa announces retirement from singing

Irma-related deaths increase as six die in Miami area nursing home

Speak out about dementia

Memory Walk dementia fundraiser

Fact or Fiction: A superannuation special

Elective surgeries cancelled as Waikato Hospital hits capacity

Elderly sex offender dies in prison

Edale Aged Care Centre in Marton enters merger talks to help stay afloat.

Arvida purchases Timaru retirement village Strathallan as part of multi-million dollar deal

‘They don’t notice you’: Bill English finds his supporters in the heartland

Havelock North retirement village sold

World Alzheimer’s Month includes a Massey survey and Memory Walks

‘Happy to encourage the suicide of the elderly’ – National MP hits out at Jacinda Ardern over suicide views

Scammers bombard Lake Tekapo residents with dodgy cold calls

NZ Herald editorial: We can respect the past without sharing its view

Lakeside care facility replicates small-scale New Zealand town

Dementia care, support falling short

Retirement village opens door for young athletes

Demolition possibility hangs over homes at Eastcliffe Retirement Village

Make the SuperGold card a debit card, New Zealand First says

Killed by a broken heart: Why more elderly couples are dying within hours of each other

National MP Simon O’Connor: Jacinda Ardern encourages suicide with euthanasia stance

Struggle for respite care

Australia’s killer flu: 73 dead already this year as virus mutates

Social transport service available for people with disabilites in Waikato

Age no issue for new buddies as generations share stories

Millicent McComb, 101, recognised for prolific knitting for prem babies

Politicians cynically ignore the experts on retirement

An alternative to compulsory employee contributions

Waikato DHB staff take on ‘Stepping Up’ challenge

How Do We Stop the Elderly Suicide Epidemic?

Cell coverage upgrade a boon for healthcare in South Westland

Northland District Health Board underfunded by almost $30m – CEO

Resource consent received for five storey Orewa retirement resort

Raising pension age unfair

Danish queen’s husband Henrik is suffering from dementia

Golden Bay residents battle over plans to build low-cost subdivision

Winston Peters punts revamped Super Gold Card with treats that will cost taxpayers little

Internal email says Middlemore Hospital is ‘full’ and at 104% capacity

Rangitata candidates divided over whether retirement age should be raised

ANZ backs compulsory KiwiSaver

English promises more money for hip, knee and joint operations

Ending of Life report leaves door open for more debate

Programme supports independence for the elderly

Rest homes fighting Government for financial help to stay afloat

School children engaged with World Alzheimer’s Month

Jacinda Ardern ‘would resign’ before raising retirement age

Rob Hennin: We need to talk about rising health costs

Samaritan sewing ‘factory’ provides clothes and comfort

Rest homes seek legal advice as pay equity settlement causes funding squeeze

‘There isn’t much of her left’: Wife, 32, diagnosed with rare dementia in ‘youngest case doctor had seen’

Magnesium cream could combat high blood pressure – study

Age Concern reminds of responsibility to check on others after elderly woman’s death

It’s World Alzheimers Month

Slower growth in Nelson housing market despite strong demand

Fire at Tauranga retirement home

Man who siphoned money from elderly mother spared jail with $12k cheque

Nelson Grey Power hasn’t ‘had enough’ of Winston Peters

Funding to help wandering people

Over-65s make up the largest and fastest growing segment of new gamers

Call for more help services in the home

The new face of retirement – just don’t call it a rest home

Residential consents drop, fewer smaller places being built

Funding to help wandering people

Over-65s make up the largest and fastest growing segment of new gamers

Call for more help services in the home

The new face of retirement – just don’t call it a rest home

Residential consents drop, fewer smaller places being built

Saved – the elderly residents from the flooded Texan nursing home

Sexism pure & simple, blamed for gender pay gap

There are many ways to fall into NZ Super debt

Canty DHB chief proclaims savings of $90 million in past year amid criticisms

Husband and wife help to make life better for others

Life member at Caledonian Society

Puree food company reshaping eating for sick and elderly

Stanmore Bay residents want walkways fixed

More influenza hospital admissions in Manawatu

Why Metlifecare paid no tax on record profit: Sowry explains

Specialist to enhance palliative services at hospice in Nelson

Election 2017: What our health system needs

Livelier villages pay off for retirement village firm Metlifecare

Winston’s super conundrum

Local candidates answer questions at Grey Power event

Buckets and buckets of spuds for Alzheimers

Winston Peters says it’s ‘not clear’ how superannuation overpayment happened

Golden Bay residents question new special housing development in Pohara

Treating the loneliness epidemic: elderly people visiting doctors for social interaction

Marton’s Edale rest home propose merger to stay afloat

Judy McGregor: Pay equity – What are women’s choices at the polls?

Baby seals help in health care

Fitness in retirement

After a 30-year battle, Wainui could soon have a retirement village

Elderly person getting treatment after car crash in Palmerston North

Retirement villages filling up

Report on Canterbury DHB finances out by $13 million

Christchurch man part of group that scammed at least 30 elderly women out of $280,000

Report says more should be done to help elderly tenants

Elderly man dies after mobility scooter crash with a car

Could Norfolk Island become part of New Zealand?

Fraudster Nicole Speirs stole thousands from her grandmother’s life savings

New disabled transport service set up in South Taranaki

Hamilton may regret removing central library services, geographer says

Author Miles Spence, 94, releases book of poems for National Poetry Day

Robotic seal to helping elderly dementia patients at Invercargill rest home

‘We’re all gonna die’: Senior citizens weigh in on euthanasia

DHB failed in care of man who died at Northland hospital, report finds

St Andrews and Glenavy keen to take on beautification of Waimate district

Build the hospital in Southland

Northland housing crisis deepens

Missing Alzheimer’s sufferer found in West Auckland

Ministry of Health blunder means more pain for rest homes

Nurses’ efforts recognised

Services key as South Canterbury DHB eyes Timaru Hospital rebuild

Equal pay advocate Bartlett ‘let down’ by Govt

Secret is never to look back: centenarian

Obituary: Rugby legend Sir Colin Meads remembered, after losing battle with cancer

Older workers face too much discrimination – economist

Rumours untrue: Queen not standing aside to let Prince Charles take her duties

Omanaia’s 37 years of water woes almost over with new treatment plant

It pays to check receipts for scanning slip ups

Parliament’s winners and losers

Everyone should mind the gap

The best age to get married, make money and be happy

Whangaparaoa retirement village knits for Kiwi kids

Elderly Kiwis fund surgeries by selling their homes, Grey Power says

Elderly residents targeted in door-to-door smoke alarm scam

Simon Wallace: Migrant workers vital to aged care

Why a thriving brain needs a lifetime of exercise

Would a scent kit help Kiwi search and rescue dogs find missing people?

The New Zealand Society of Genealogists celebrate 50 years

Metlifecare village to go ahead at Red Beach

Elderly couple kiss, hold hands before double-euthanasia

‘A serious crisis’ – mental health workers leaving industry as they can be paid more in disability or aged care

Queenstown considers radical solutions as housing dreams fade

Summerset profit up 78pc after strong sales growth

100,000 social houses needed in the next decade – Salvation Army

Marlborough social housing stock slammed in Salvation Army report

NZ Super Fund’s fossil fuel sell-down ‘just one opinion’

Charity Trust opens South Auckland branch

Death of respected kuia inspires Maori to have lifesaving AAA screening

Gender pay gap ‘a reality’ for many in New Zealand

Environment Canterbury releases subsidy figures for heat pumps, fireplaces

Fun for all ages: New study says yep, videogames are good for all Kiwis

Petition calls for bus stop at Meadowbank train station

Strong skills brought to hospice role

Turning 80 with style… and 50 cans of cat food

Homeless in Whangarei

Mega-retirement villages thrive, small providers struggling

Unions back Labour’s pay equity call for mental health workers

Survey reveals New Zealanders’ anxiety over debt

Gareth Morgan’s crusade to topple baby boomers

Resisting the urge to plant early

Collaboration the key to addressing rural health workforce challenges

Rotorua to have purple hue for dementia awareness

Equal pay bill makes things harder, not easier, for women – NZNO

Retirement home resident finds beds for AIMS Games youngsters

Doctors demand action on NZ’s unhealthy housing

Thief nabs smokes off elderly man in Thames

Development of west Auckland elderly village to start in 2018

Sewerage problems recur for residents in Bromley, Christchurch

Mary Powell joins Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village’s 100 club

Surgery lack costs SDHB $1 million

Being single increases your chances of dying early

Piece of Wellington history for sale as 150-year-old farm goes on market

Alzheimer’s will be cured, but world expert can’t say when

Event helps raise awareness of Alzheimers and dementia

Elderly man burgled during bogus raffle scam

Maori Party candidate Wendy Biddle enters Rotorua election race

Smashing job for seniors’ chef

Careerforce announces winners of training excellence awards

Putaruru rest home tops audit

Diana Clement: When to hold, when to fold

Louise Richardson: Down the garden path

Professor’s eerie 2050 predictions

Retirement villages help displaced Remuera patients

Painting of Sir John Logan Campbell sells for record-breaking half million

Tauranga council pursues option for selling pensioner housing

Opinion: Dangerous bill must be defeated

Elder housing crisis looming if more houses not found

Elderly conman William Harding jailed for scamming women, including his fiancee

Eight days after elderly couple mysteriously vanishes, children’s worst fears come true

No email address, no loyalty card – Postie Plus’ rules shut out elderly customer

Tom O’Connor: Jacinda Ardern and Metiria Turei give us hope

Fraudster gets prison for cheating woman out of $75,000

Sharion Thompson finds recipe for success in Food by Design

Arepa: Kiwi invents drink to improve brain function

Rest home sinks following pay equity settlement

More than 180 Kiwis are hospitalised with the flu a week

Elderly Whangarei man gets birthday wish granted by community

Elderly owner in block of Invercargill flats refused to sell

Steve Hart: Warm and dry: It’s simple

Elder abuse response service for victims of harm

End of Anglican aged care era

Harry Potter star Robert Hardy had died, aged 91

Employers’ savings scheme rewards loyal staff

One in five oppose raising retirement age in ASB survey

Brains grown in a laboratory could halt Alzheimer’s

Loving couple married for 63 years die a few hours apart

Janine Starks: Kiwi retirees in Australia are getting a raw deal

Pensioner housing a major priority for Labour – Twyford

Freyberg High bands perform concert repertoire for retirees

Mum’s support group takes off

Pacific film about grief wins international award

Bid to sell off Tauranga pensioner housing

Nelson Tasman Hospice launch fundraising campaign for new build

English denies hospital in crisis

Hip-hop legend coming to town to celebrate elderly

Elderly man’s pride and joy drum kits stolen from storage unit

Young and old find common ground in Bell Block

Rest home stimulates young and old

Euthanasia report ‘deeply disappointing’

Nelson residents want for safer pedestrian access to the sea from Days Track

The old folks’ home for 4 year olds

Retirement of Prince Philip ‘marks a break with the old school of royals’

Homegrown research urged to gauge extent of dementia prevalence

How stress is ageing your whole body

Elderly chimps may get Alzheimer’s, renewing interest in studying these animals

Fitness goals and a challenge underway for elderly residents

Otago woman’s body undiscovered in home for fortnight after death

Elderly women dance to Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies’ to save bowls club

Healthcare sector suffering skills shortage

Patrick Gower: Ardern could capitalise on the mood for change

Grandmother kicked out of her own home

Terry Sarten: The poorer you are, the more you get burnt

Locator device finds wandering man

Elderly Napier woman missing, family worried

Seniors to get schooled up on scammers

Painting award first for artist

Canterbury migrant workers worried about impacts of immigration policy changes

Poi health benefits equal tai chi – study

Jail for fleecing dementia patient of cash

Christchurch City Council to consult on scheme to help superannuitants pay rates

Retirement sector needs migrant workers: Summerset

Equal pay claims don’t justify industry-wide disputes

Oceania Healthcare full-year profit, underlying earnings ahead of IPO forecast

Ryman expansion accelerates as population ages

Scent in a jar saves missing woman with dementia in the US

Action urged on looming GP shortage

Depression not just a normal part of ageing

Construction begins on long-awaited Palmerston North retirement village

Palms Lifecare Pukekohe chef Shelley Upfold undertaking culinary test

Celebrating 65 years of marriage

Matterhorn’s founder steps forward as closure looms

‘If the system isn’t corrected, then it will fail’ – family doctors

PM seeks advice as axe hangs over Sir Ngatata Love’s knighthood

Personal Finance: Save to live, don’t live to save

Consent rule pitched as way to avoid old burner ban in Timaru

Feilding elderly find therapy in rock craze

Opinion: New help for victims of elder abuse

Is the Government misleading Kiwis over its elective surgery target?

Ray Lind: Pay equity for care support staff

Poi dancing good for elderly, according to new Auckland study

Seniors and student tower block proposed for Tauranga

Immigration backdown: Tweaking the tweaks

Summerset buys land for third Christchurch retirement village

Analysts question whether $8.5b on KiwiSaver is tax money well spent

Retirees and schoolchildren put on a show

Gaming Gramps: Elders across A/NZ take up controllers to help ward off dementia

At the end of her life, my mother started seeing ghosts

#Twinning: Sisters celebrate turning 100

National mulls backing down on immigration

Grandparents’ struggles to bring up their mokopuna

More troops sent in

Increase in cold-snap emergencies

Brighter Future? Pay gap low on agenda

Sherwood Club marks25 years in Gisborne

Invercargill seniors talk ACC, dementia and abuse with Maggie Barry\

Retirement villages can help solve the Kiwi housing crisis

Retirement experts slam commissioner’s review

Alzheimers team collectors call on community support

South Aucklanders save elderly woman who collapsed in Clendon car park

Flu season piles pressure on Northland health services

Labour pledges to review ECan clean air plan, scrap woodburner rule

New Zealand retirees among world’s best off but one researcher says we’ve forgotten kids

Adventurer May Lockie adds turning 103 to list of achievements

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented by targeting risk factors from childhood onwards

Changing face of retirement villages is all about catering to new demographic

Hamilton homes, sections, shrink as apartments and semi-detached homes become new norm

Opinion: We need to do better as community

St John busier than ever in Hawke’s Bay

Call for volunteers for Rotorua’s new dementia care village

Old rest home great place for the kids these holidays

GPs warn crisis looming as work pressure mounts

Over 50 and broke: Have you left it too late to start saving?

Labour would restart contributions to Super Fund

Dump the Super Fund, says researcher

Alzheimers Whanganui charity auction a great success

Elderly Sydney couple’s death shocks

Elderly man missing between Auckland, Taupō

Nurse gave patient 10 times the correct dosage of medication on day he died

Watch: ‘Just fantastic’ – 80-year-old go-getter from Nelson skydives for charity

Candidates face large Grey Power crowd in Napier

Elderly man trapped in campervan for three days

Elderly woman fed up with scam callers

What a National-NZ First Govt might actually do

NZ shares up, retirement stocks continue to gain

Ex-Ryman boss cashes in his chips for $9m

Residential care: get advice earlier rather than later

Missing Wellington woman found ‘safe and well’

Group calls for separate walkways

Huntly rest home facing difficult decisions following pay increase

Cliff Whiting, artist and member of Order of New Zealand, dies, aged 81

Chinese political prisoner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo dies aged 61

Palliative care service sparks new era for Cranford Hospice

KiwiSaver a life-saver for some

Village group push on with formal complaint

Iwi fears no restitution for Eastcliffe problems likely

Ashburton Hospital maintenance man calls it a day

Australian man bought earplugs to drown out his elderly mother’s cries of pain

Concerns raised about welfare of Southland elderly

Fisher Funds: New way of looking at retirement

Profile: Peter Davis gives up retirement for business he hopes will walk on water

Unofficial street car yard makes retirement village residents afraid to leave

Susan Edmunds: Is KiwiSaver just making the rich richer?

Why Kiwis settle for just ‘spot-heating’

Brain-training games don’t actually work, new study suggests

Prisoners and volunteer quilters doing it for mums and babies

Auckland retiree tries art in virtual reality, after a lifetime designing on paper

Supermarket praised for adopting shopping cart catering for elderly and disabled

World War II brushes with death preceded life of generosity

Technology group to help residents connect gets going on Herald Island

Brain plaque: researchers find Alzheimer’s link to a poor night’s sleep

Labour pledges power subsidies for beneficiaries, elderly

Resident advocates for a specialty sport centre

Thirty-four residents evacuated from Auckland retirement village

Auckland City Mission ‘maxed out’, unable to help growing numbers of needy NZers

Renters told to save twice as much for retirement

Age Concern set to roll out education package on sex in rest homes

Family members struggling to rehome Wesleyhaven residents

92-year-old flower girl captures hearts at granddaughter’s wedding

Five years of day programmes for dementia

Wood burner meeting sparks heated conversations, proposal to form committee

Right to die, or obligation to endure?

More Waikato people selling up and moving into retirement villages

Elderly abandoned by banks in rural Waikato

Lamb peddler targeting elderly residents in door-to-door ruse

Local school donates money and goods to elderly couple after Dunedin house fire

Stoke students make unlikely buddies

ED overflowing as flu season hits, hospital at capacity

$101,774 in savings needed at 65, just to get by in retirement

Retirees encouraged to save $500k for ‘metro’ lifestyle

What you need to save for a comfy retirement

Bay of Plenty house hunters withdrawing KiwiSaver to buy

A call to arms goes out once more to keep quality primary healthcare

Can you really boost your mid-winter immune system?

Elderly man robbed of cash while using ATM in Christchurch

Invisible barriers for Chinese immigrants in NZ

Elderly patients forced to sit on floor at Dunedin Hospital

Cromwell elderly housing tenants get hit with rent rise

IT for the over 50s

New Plymouth police find 83-year-old man who went missing overnight

Palmerston North to get arthritis specialist after long wait

Fluoride levels in popular teas revealed

Struggling rest homes ‘need $10m’ to adjust to pay equity deal

Significant pay claim for DHB nurse equity

PPTA and secondary school teachers lodge claim with Employment Relations Authority

10 healing herbs to grow in your garden

App improves memory in early dementia sufferers

Designers of ‘sleek, safe’ walking frame aim to go global

Award-winning West Otago Health facility a source of regional pride

Chiptech medical alarms foster independence and security

KiwiSaver 10 years on: time to make it compulsory?

Firefighters save man

Dollars in pockets as historic pay equity deal takes effect

NZ Superannuation unaffordable – expert

Volunteer programme forges new friendships

Cyclists scare elderly ‘out of their wits’ on Geraldine walking track

ON THE BEAT: Being aware of tricky fraudsters

Woman who stole from father escapes jail term

Miniature ponies a hit with rest-home residents

Payrise for Gisborne care and support workers

Trying to help where he can

Volunteer keeps track of those who wander

Call for help for providers struggling with new pay structure for aged care

Elderly fear lack of pedestrian crossings on Feilding roads

Pet of the day: Teddybear, the canine companion

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies aged 91

Summerset says 2017 underlying earnings may rise as much as 33% on new sales to baby boomers

A lack of retirement villages may lead to people being taken advantage of

Alzheimers theme wows the judges

Max Whitehead: Pay equity move may hurt economy

Hospital site floated for daytime urgent care clinic

New research details hardships faced by older people and sole parents

Auckland woman who fleeced thousands from father sentenced to home detention

Dad who wanted to leave his fortune to animal rights has wishes overruled

Most abusers are family members

Research looks to ensure preservation of end-of-life tikanga

Hip-Operation founder entertains Fairlie Rural Women seminar

Restricted access to Massey Park a ‘major inconvenience’, local user says

Trusts should replace PHOs and fund all primary services – alliance

‘Seniors worried for future of their grandchildren’

Sir Ngatata Love suffering dementia, but loses appeal

Assisted dying: When staying alive is the best option

Cuts to Waikato rest home workforce looms

Four Kiwi centenarians reflect on their long, long lives

Man with dementia missing from Hamilton home found ‘safe and well’

Carers treated with rare night off

Dying with dignity, or the death of reasoned debate?

Small rest homes struggling to cover wage costs after landmark pay deal

Retirement area earnings to slow

$362.9m pre-tax profit, zero tax paid: Ryman Healthcare annual report out

Council buys Whangarei RSA property

Woman prevented from seeing her mother after rest home issues trespass order

EXECUTIVE HEALTH: How we can protect our brains from memory loss and dementia

Saving our visual tāonga

Advance care planning well advanced at South Canterbury District Health Board

Pacific pension advice wording ‘unfortunate’

More Kiwis approaching retirement with money trouble

A lifetime’s contribution to children recognised

Pay equity deal blamed for rise in rest home fees for residents

SeniorNet Wellington celebrates 25 years of helping older adults with technology

How music therapy can heal an individual

Daughter robs elderly father of life savings

Council develops 40 one-bedroom units for elderly in Henderson

Queen’s husband Prince Philip in hospital with an infection

Age Concern classes raise cash for charity

Search and rescue operation for missing elderly Picton man

Teenager’s dream job has friends ‘a bit confused’

Editorial: It’s all about respect

Patients missing out on help with health care costs

Older workforce will be important

What Australia can learn from the New Zealand retirement system

Rising numbers of elderly Kiwis ripped off by family are just the ‘tip of the iceberg’

Police hunting for assailant after elderly man survives stabbing in Southland robbery attempt

National Portrait – Simon Challies, the retiring aged care boss

Summerset bonds aimed at ‘mums and dads’

Last hospital-care resident leaves Timaru’s DHB aged-care facility, Talbot Park

Details of design U-turn on controversial retirement village revealed

What Next? takes on health, retirement and housing

Globetrotting volunteer to retire

Sue Allen: Marketers turn their gaze to the older audience

Big focus on helping older talent into workforce

A rare look at how older prison inmates are housed

Napier warehouse centre has add-value potential

Sir Peter Snell highlights scourge of elder abuse

Barber retires after 49 years cutting hair in Auckland central

A retired nurse’s personal health story

Heating bedrooms could be a lifesaver

Ryman secures 4.5ha Henderson site to build project housing 400 elderly

Many disabled living in cold, damp houses – study

Vow to continue bus fight

Taking the fight to elder abuse in Marlborough

Conman William Harding, 77, admits scamming elderly women he met in Probus gatherings

Elder Abuse Awareness Day – social worker shares tales of devastation

New technology giving older Australians the time of their lives

Double-storey apartment building planned for expansion at Kerikeri Retirement Village

Offenders target Morrinsville retirees

Labour MP Annette King opens up on retirement plans

Elderly man tackles gun-wielding robber

Elderly most often abused by family

Men, the elderly and those living in poverty most at risk of dying from flu, research shows

Elderly people won’t call 111 because they don’t want to be a burden, carers say

Immigration policy is not meeting skills shortage needs – Andrew Little

One hundred years of service

About Eve Williams

Eve Williams
Eve Williams is the Sales, Production and Social Media Administrator for Eldernet. She has been working for Eldernet for a number of years on a casual basis but is very excited to grow in her new full time role within the company. A recent graduate of Canterbury University with a degree in Psychology and History, her interests span far and wide.

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