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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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Aged-care sector struggling to keep up with rise in obese elderly, new research finds

I’ve become quite cruise ship curious – here’s what’s changed my mind

Commissioner finds rest home at fault in care of elderly woman

Eight-year saga over Christchurch’s Cave Rock apartments heads to High Court

Son slams investigation’s into late mother’s rest home care

‘We just want to find him’: Search for missing former Kiwis league stalwart Mike McClennan approaches night 6

Diwali brings laughter among Care Home residents

Amount of money lost by over-65s to scams on the decline

‘Drip-feed’ retirement scheme proposed to stop Kiwis outliving their savings

Out of retirement into full time gardening

Pension system unsustainable with retiring boomers and low KiwiSaver contributions

Dame Helen Mirren says it’s “better” to grow old “disgracefully”

Euthanasia compounds isolation, academic says

$170,000 from Christchurch scam ends up in Perth

Plan to take care of elderly

Elderly woman found dead in Avondale: Jewellery not stolen, appeal for information

Search for missing former league coach Mike McClennan now in its third day

Green light for $120 million retirement village development in Greytown

It takes a village? For aged and dementia care, maybe it does.

Fundraising campaign launched for aged and dementia care village

Age old truths come knocking on our doors

Age Concern Whanganui seeking volunteers and older people for visiting service

Early retirement for 92-year-old pool caretaker at Marton’s Nga Tawa School

What’s your golden ticket? Downsize, a retirement village, or a lifestyle community

Proposed Kiwisaver changes could boost retirement incomes

Poll: Should millionaires get the pension?

Keeping busy key to long life, independence for 97-year-old Christchurch man

Public transport, farm issues focus for new councillor on Horizons Regional Council

Why changes have been made to NZ’s cervical screening programme

Kahungunu plans for Masterton hospital site

WHO’s 5-year plan to target obesity, smoking and superbugs

Deft ploy paid off

Robert Love says HDC investigation into his late mother’s rest home care is flawed

How fast you walk may indicate how you’ll age – study

Blend of skills among those elected to new SDHB

The family of an elderly woman who died after suffering injuries at a rest home want answers

Community pantries filling the gap for the ‘have nots’ in Taranaki communities

Mangakahia Lions Club to celebrate milestone with dinner

Dust up over ashes

Q+A debate: Should the elderly have their own commissioner?

District Health Board elections: A chance to help those who care for our most vulnerable

Therapy dogs keen to spread joy

Elderly Avondale woman likely died from medical event – police

Superannuation cost could be covered by higher taxes for wealthy

Retirement Commissioner: Higher tax rate for working pensioners worth considering

Short film captures loneliness research

Retirement village approved

Mac Welsh: Shocking claims show need for Aged Care Commissioner

187 million emails sent every 60 seconds SeniorNet boss tells Timaru

Mike Hosking: New NZ visa rules for parents is discriminatory – and so it should be

Dementia from a Māori worldview

Saving 3pc in KiwiSaver will only replace half your income in retirement, research finds

Rest home to close

Should you make your kids wait for their inheritance – or give it while you’re alive?

Opinion: Library closures, that rings a bell

Auckland woman ‘loses tens of thousands’ in evil spirit scam

Oldies get ready, war is coming

Early-onset dementia: How mum’s ‘awkward’ mistake led to diagnosis

KiwiSaver members need to identify correct mix

Elderly man missing from West Auckland found ‘safe and well’

The Detail: Are we ready for an older New Zealand?

Protesting grandmother’s crusade to ‘fix the world’ starts with riding the bus

Carer stress a huge issue: elderly advocates say support is available

West Coast leaders call for dementia care funding changes

The family of a 99-year-old killed in a rest home don’t want his attacker charged

Southland woman Helen Youngson celebrates turning 100

Grey wave washes over KiwiSaver as over 65s refuse to close their accounts

Is gaining weight as you get older inevitable?

$22m retirement village on the rise

Celebrating the elderly with a high tea lunch in Taranaki

Climate change: Fighting for our future and no time to be polite

The level of drinking scientists say could help ward off dementia

Whanganui’s annual Memory Walk raising awareness of dementia

Fund label system needed to avoid KiwiSaver ‘greenwashing’

Wellington Report 2019: City or village? The age-old question

Should hospices have to rely on sausages sizzles for funding?

Elderly couple found dead on bed at Christchurch house

It isn’t a sin to be digitally illiterate

82-year-old grandmother ‘can’t stop’ tap dancing

Rest home residents ‘assaulted, threatened, left on floor’: Complainants

Women’s health goes digital

More arrests over phone scam targeting vulnerable Kiwis

Grey Power president hits back at bullying allegations

Wise Wonders: Who would you have dinner with?

Journey into retirement through the nine circles of form-filling hell

Tackling stigma and improving support services top of Alzheimers NZ’s wishlist

Aged population in South Canterbury increases

International Day of Older Person showcases talents and skills

Do good investment set to grow to $5.9 billion in next 5 years

Summerset buys a big Melbourne land block for its first Australian retirement village

New community garden for Tauranga care home

Septuagenarian dancer Susan Jordan tells older people to ‘claim your space’

Unwelcome news for the comfortable bastions of older men

Older people deserve more credit for the rise of ethical investing

Retirement Commission’s aim to close retirement wealth gender gap

Family encourages others to seek help after devastating dementia diagnosis

Kiwi inventor’s idea could revolutionise the way the elderly and immobile are moved

Elderly not always willing to press emergency pendant for fear of disturbing someone

Plumber praised for heartwarming detail on elderly woman’s bill

Woolimina the lamb has New Plymouth rest home wrapped around her little hoof

Nurses clash with rest home provider over staffing hours

Wellington developer Ian Cassels puts repaired Christchurch rest home up for sale

Call for aged-care funding model changes

Making memories: Shannon man with Alzheimers wins prize

Keeping up with your fitness may delay the development of Alzheimer’s in old age

We’re not a loving couple any more

Seniors in Japan flock to gyms as govt seeks to curb medical costs

Tauranga aged care facility with long lease and redevelopment potential

Broadcaster Mark Sainsbury wants a ‘champion for the elderly’

A champion for the elderly? Parliament already has plenty of those

Improvements to NZ’s hip fracture care for the elderly needed – report

Age Concern, Flaxmere assists hundreds over its 25 year lifespan

Dementia doesn’t care what age you are

Diversional therapy an integral part of aged care

Carmen Hall: Rest homes should utilise migrant workforce

Stratford Primary School pupils visit rest homes to perform kapa haka

All the things I wish I said: A letter to my granddad on World Alzheimer’s Day

Bad plumbing at retirement complex had nothing to do with a death – medical officer

Auckland developer unveils plans for rich empty-nesters too young for retirement

Sunshine and smiles at Dannevirke’s Memory Walk

South Canterbury memory walk to remember Kiwis affected by dementia

A life-changing diagnosis – living with Alzheimers

Rotorua woman honoured to care for mother with dementia

The Rotorua childcare centre making a difference to the elderly

Tea and sweet treats help raise cash for people living with dementia

Backyard Banter: Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons

Historic houses demolished for retirement units

Retirement complex plumbing: ‘It isn’t good enough’

St John volunteers putting smiles on dials in emergency department

Elder abuse: Niece faces 10 years behind bars for neglect of dementia patient

NZ company ordered to pay $500k fine over elderly man’s death after mobility scooter fall

Mum made him buy a rest homev

Waikato DHB hatches plan to avoid need for 440 more hospital beds by 2030

Whanganui Community Foundation’s fund grows; new trustees appointed

Rebuilt aged care rest home placed on the market for sale

Push for new housing option for seniors

Retired, with a mortgage at 103: People ask how I cope

The 5 biggest money mistakes people make before they retire

Low-income Auckland retirement village residents stunned homes could be bulldozed

‘Knackered’ people in lower income jobs would lose most if retirement age upped – Chris Hipkins

In-home support organisation criticised for lack of care of elderly woman

The young will pay for the rising retirement burden

Meeting demand: Region’s retirement village development boom

How to fight age discrimination in the workplace

Richlister Ryman co-founder John Ryder expands village chain with $750m plans

Rest home manager confirms woman who died due to suspected hit and run was Masonic Village Wanganui resident

Elderly woman dies day after late discovery of large knee wound

National’s superannuation proposal could rule out Winston Peters as a coalition partner

PM firm on keeping retirement age at 65

Are we any closer to achieving pay equity?

Māori elderly and disabled ‘forgotten’ New Zealanders – report

Horowhenua mayoral candidates make elderly focal point at first election soapbox

DHBs act over controversial ‘premium’ room charges at rest homes

Pets pay therapeutic visit to rest home

Family unhappy with rest home reaction after nurse’s ‘lack of action’ led to woman choking to death

New Plymouth’s youngest rest home resident celebrates first birthday

What older women wished you knew about them

Low income retirement village residents able to claim rates rebates

Blenheim’s elderly want ‘heart’ at heart of new retirement village

Couple remarry after husband with dementia forgets wedding, proposes again

Proud nana revealed as mystery cake baker

Rest home nurse did not perform CPR on elderly woman who died choking on mashed potato

Govt announces employment strategy

Nelson-Tasman poi workshops offer hands-on help for health

Elderly man pleads guilty in Napier court over suicide pact that killed his wife

Elderly man missing after fishing trip

Over 65s are flooding Australia’s job market – and finding they’re not so employable

Legal action over Kerikeri retirement village possible

Music and dance positive for dementia patients: stuff

93-year-old country music legend Pat Dugan ‘not ready to retire’

Free budgeting advice to help families who lack financial resilience

Offers to insulate freezing social housing units in Christchurch

Elderly man who entered suicide pact with wife but didn’t die faces possible five years in jail

‘Inheritance impatience’ on the rise in Australia as families feel entitled to relatives’ funds

Debt collector called in to pursue dead man for credit card debt

Mount Maunganui rest home takes away top award for a third year in a row

Preschoolers enrich Canterbury retirement village with play group visits

Oceania Healthcare retirement apartments hit an average sale price of $1m

The growing movement that encourages workers to retire early

Lost medals, owner reunited

‘Unnecessary and dangerous’ drug overlap at Lakes DHB before woman’s death

Does the future of autonomous cars start in retirement villages?

Te Aroha bath house restoration delay leaves elderly, disabled, out cold

Ryman executives promise to listen more carefully to communities

Fake health worker helps elderly while stealing their pain medication

Retired and living in a tent: Housing crisis for the elderly revealed in Southland’s man plight

Public meeting gathers sale option feedback on pensioner flats

‘Lost for words’: Elderly Hastings man burgled while he was in hospital overwhelmed with donations

Hospital rest-home facility full

Menzshed Waimea wins Supreme AgeConnect Champion Award

Adele Ferguson on investigating our banks and why whistleblowing matters

Indian Curries: Bringing Food Diversity in Aged-Care Homes

The Father: a ‘tough, sinewy’ exploration of the impact of dementia

‘Life is a gift’: Marist brother unworried by mild dementia diagnosis

Havelock North’s $100m retirement village will be named after a Hawke’s Bay resident. But who?

RSA president wants rules relaxed so graves can be restored

SPCA requires more foster families nationwide

When $1million isn’t quite enough

Kiwis against raising NZ Superannuation age despite claims 65 is unsustainable – 1 NEWS poll

Seymour’s proposed euthanasia changes bring Greens onboard, but opponents not convinced

Work on multimillion-dollar aged-care facility begins

Warning over proper use of gas heaters after elderly man died at home

New system makes for better efficiency at South Canterbury District Health Board

Elderly kicked out of Australian nursing home ‘in the middle of the night’

Care of elderly man at risk of falls

NZ rest home operator told to apologise after man with dementia fell 97 times in 10 months

On a mission to clock up 10,000 steps a day? You can set your sights lower

She’s 87, she’s worked at an Auckland shop for 50 years – and has no plans to retire

Award-winning author Heather Nicholson had last laugh

Backyard Banter: Help make NZ more dementia friendly

Elderly and homeless: Age Concern calls for more pensioner housing as Rotorua rental crisis hits

Rest-home enjoying return to success

Good tucker and a beer the recipe for a long life

Project aims to prepare Nelson for its growing number of older residents

Symptoms of some drugs may imitate dementia

Hazardous rise in drinking seen among Kiwi baby boomers, research finds

Dame Judi Dench backs new dementia care campaign

Most issues at rest-home addressed, recent audit shows

Levin’s Te Whanau residents glam up for ball

Loneliness can kill, Age Concern Nelson Tasman hui hears

Retirement boom: Ryman reveals plans for 20 new villages in ‘record’ expansion

How to get a good night’s sleep – whatever your age

Dietician explains: What cutting out sugar will do for your body

Older Kiwis particularly feeling effects of fluctuating interest rates

Oceania Healthcare prepares for more discerning baby boomers

Ryman won’t rush into strong opportunity on Australia’s eastern seaboard – CEO

New developments set to boost Nelson’s retirement village population

Miscommunication and poor decisions at Waitematā DHB blamed for delay to elderly patient’s surgery

Nelson ponders how to deal with ageing population

The secrets to getting fit, or fitter, at any age

Elderly Whangārei woman recognises mail scam and wants to warn others

District Health Boards are still relevant, South Canterbury chairman says

‘Gorgeous’ roosters outstay welcome

Elderly Hawke’s Bay woman stalked and robbed after $1000 pokies win

Awards honour nurses and midwives’ service

Man with Down syndrome wins change to Kiwisaver

KiwiSaver: Four reasons you could withdraw before retirement

Why grandmas are getting inked

They’re putting the IT into Kaiti

New manager enjoying life in new surroundings

Former All Black Ian Jones’ free feed brings community together

Australian aged-care nightmare: From walking and talking to dead in three months

Doing these five things could lower your risk of Alzheimer’s

Helen Mirren is happy to get older

SPCA looking for new home for elderly dogs saved from ‘unsuitable conditions’

96-year-old dad’s bitter feud with sons ends with judge ruling against him

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

Scientists close in on blood test to screen people for Alzheimer’s

Elders not using free light bulb changing service perplexes Te Kūiti electrician

Roosters raid Dunedin rest home

Pension: It’s like a Lotto win for Kiwis aged 65

Elderly woman found after failing to return from grocery store

Retirees paying up to $100 a day in surprise care fees – report

Tararua health expo planning well underway

Cure more difficult than identifying the cause

One hundred years of care and support in Southland

Unique service spreads joy to Blenheim’s ‘overlooked’ disabled community

Rest-home falls short in audit

Healthy choices for a longer life

Lightning hits retirement village as 5500 bolts hit New Zealand in heavy weather

Five ways to decrease Alzheimer’s risk by 60 per cent, new study shows

How to spot the signs of dementia in a loved one

Australian woman pleas for harsher penalties after 86-year-old mum allegedly abused in nursing home

Go on, express your inner child

‘Well, that was a weird moment’ and other signs of dementia family members should watch for

Wheels in motion for rural bus service in Nelson Tasman

Union has concerns for Southland caregivers hours under home care services changes

Resthome resident’s missing front teeth unnoticed by staff

Replacing all our unpaid work would cost the Victorian economy $205 billion, report finds

Aged-care firm stumps up for road upgrade in Kerikeri

Govt agency hits out at ‘confusing’ retirement village contracts, saying not even lawyers can understand them

Older New Zealanders, you can’t have it both ways

Flaxmere students make a three-course meal for rest home residents

Retirement after 54 years – on the third go

Five countries to retire in if you find New Zealand too expensive

Here’s how to get other people to help you save for retirement

Dame Barbara Windsor is “fighting fit” as she continues to battle dementia, according to her longterm pal Christopher Biggins

There’s no excuse for the way we undervalue aged-care nurses

Community rallies to help scooter theft victim return to driver’s seat

Northland senior citizen’s retirement savings misused

Cautious optimism over changes to Family Funded Care

Ashburton’s Chinese Market Garden declared site of national significance by Heritage New Zealand

Cold and ill but bill puts heat pump off limits

Japan looks to tech solutions for elderly drivers

Petition started to reinstate home-care services for elderly

Parents, spouses to get paid for caring for ill loved ones

Specially designed chair brightens up lives

Sisters celebrate milestones

Emotional ceremony reopens Sands room at Palmerston North Hospital after refurbishment

Elderly Tauranga man missing from home

Kate Hawkesby: We need to be more considerate of the elderly

Elderly Kiwis conned out of hundreds of thousands in recent ‘Spark’ phone scam

Care of the elderly: much more to do

SuperGold members given more travel time

Aussie flu season killing dozens

Caregiver who swindled 94-year-old named

More pensioner housing is on the way for Cambridge

First Abbeyfield home in New Zealand, at Nelson, turns 25

Petition against Kiwibank closure delivered to Parliament

Think no one uses cheques these days? Not so fast…

Retirement Village review calls for better disclosure of ‘extra’ charges for premium rest home rooms

KiwiSaver: Widening the gap between ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’

Exercise boosts longevity in middle and old age, regardless of previous activity levels, study finds

Assisted dying blocked for dementia sufferers under proposed Western Australia laws

Displaced Eastcliffe Ōrākei village elderly take loss of homes to High Court

Watch: Nursing home makes epic water slide for its elderly residents

Palmerston North stalwart, activist and actor Ethel Robinson dies, aged 103

My dad and his ‘death walker’: Hospice care in the outer Sounds

Gran, 93, who ‘wanted to be arrested for something’, locked up by British Police

Grassroots group giving young Kiwis with dementia an alternative to rest home care

Sanderson Group sells three villages to Arvida

Euthanasia: Simon Bridges blasts Greens, New Zealand First for ‘voting on party lines’

The gift of volunteering

Evacuation as firefighters called out to rest-home

The euthanasia debate: Death is not a black-and-white issue

Northland’s Ray Woolf celebrates 60 years of entertainment

Scam alert: If the police cybercrime unit calls, hang up immediately, authorities warn

Meet the over-70s group who stay young by singing Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus

Winter adds pressure to low income households

Rahotu artist’s first official exhibition at the age of 70

Old and lonely: Inevitable or avoidable?

Elderly man killed while riding mobility scooter in Mount Maunganui

Women over 55 are Australia’s fastest growing group of homeless

Talbot Park’s $400,000 community health hub refurbishment almost complete

DIY funeral saga sees mum’s body driven around town for days

Two Lower Hutt marae provide escape from isolation for the elderly

Teenagers rescue elderly woman from car submerged in Christchurch lake

No GP, no rest home bed for elderly woman’s return to Kaitaia

Euthanasia laws come into effect in Australian state of Victoria

Editorial: GPs the key to rest home care

New retirement village bosses call for cost cuts

Horowhenua Grey Power upset at Kiwibank cheque phase-out

Divestment possible as Tasman District Council reviews its pensioner housing

Chats vital for dementia patients

Preschoolers’ visits to elderly bridge generation gap and create positive relationships

Auckland retirement village Aria Park faulted for care of elderly woman who fractured bones in fall

Editorial: Sad NZ needs elderly abuse awareness week

Petition to restore Royal District Nursing Service in-home care in the south

Elder abuse ‘rampant’ and ‘all-hidden’ in New Zealand

Plans for $100m luxury retirement village

Retirement commissioner Diane Maxwell opens up about the trauma of bullying accusations

Superannuation remaining at 65 – Is it still possible?

Plan to make seeking support and assistance easier for older South Canterbury residents

Just 7500 steps a day could help older women live longer, study finds

Age Concern Nelson Tasman shines light on ‘dreadful’ elder abuse

Legionnaires’ disease study prompts call for mandatory water tests across NZ

Call for compensation after rest home subsidy stuff-up

‘Institutional racism’ is blocking Pacific and Māori access to health care, doctor says

Retirees worldwide may run out of money 10 years before they die

The diet that’s shrinking your brain

Mollie Loftus recognised for 20 years volunteering with elderly

As more elderly wander off, LandSAR suggests tracking devices

Rotorua superheroes who volunteer their time celebrated with National Volunteer Week

Royal District Nursing Service making cuts to home support service

Akaroa ratepayers to pay $520 in extra rates to help fund new health centre

Hundred and not bowled out

Outbreaks, death, vaccine shortages as flu season hits Waikato

Cognitive impairments behind one in five missing person searches

400 sign petition for northern swimming pool site

Can New Zealand’s superannuation age remain at 65?

Andrew Dickens: Perilous position of rural healthcare

Nelson pensioners stressed by decision to sell community housing

Study reveals NZ has one of the world’s highest rates of Legionnaires’ disease

Hugs all round as Northland’s oldest person turns 107

Raising age for NZ Super a ‘no-brainer’ – outgoing Retirement Commissioner

Economists warn of recession as Australian economy slows to its weakest in a decade

Flu vaccination shortage won’t threaten free access for pregnant women, elderly

Police locate body of missing elderly man in Lower Hutt

Seniors think big

Possible ‘link’ between menopause and Alzheimer’s is scaring women, including me

Fire that killed elderly resident not thought suspicious

Focus should be on elderly abilities, not disabilities, disease and death, study finds

Sensory spaces offer soothing for the young and old

Pharmac unlikely to get back-up flu vaccines before season over

Aged-care firm reveals Oakridge Villas plans for Kerikeri RSA site

Retirement village operator buys Kerikeri RSA

Waimate 6-year-old Mason Gosney to run 2km ‘for Heart Kid friends’

Older, wiser to what doesn’t change

Whangārei land at Mount Denby bought for $140m Summerset retirement village

Kiwi woman who targeted elderly in burglaries succeeds with part of sentence appeal

Awareness week hoping to get elder abuse out in the open and discussed in Rotorua

NZ facing flu vaccine shortage as illness surges

Labour MPs Kieran McAnulty and Greg O’Connor visit Whanganui to tout Budget

First homes completed for $130m retirement village at Richmond

Dementia sufferer unfit to stand trial for murdering partner Edith Roderique

Te Awa property market continues to soar along with the rest of Hawke’s Bay

Diane Maxwell’s exit heralds new Retirement Commissioner

Funeral home makes ‘last ditch attempt’ to reunite ashes with family

Retirement village to boost Blenheim’s housing options

Budget 2019: Expert says DHB funding falls short by $300 million

Plenty of intrigue and disbelief as seniors say ‘I do’

Ryman Healthcare receives consent for new $100m retirement village

Investment needed to keep elderly well at home

Metlifecare wants to kick out Auckland resident amid row over window, walkway

New Zealand’s longest-serving prisoner Alfred Vincent again denied parole

To retire or not to retire: Rod Duke on succession planning

Teaching elderly people to use tech

Sleepless in Waiuku senior finds love online at 75

Australian Ballet brings dance to older Australians to boost health and wellbeing

Ambitious expansion plans revealed by Ryman in flat market

Call to screen for malnutrition

‘Older people can learn’: Digital skills important to help seniors stay connected

Going gently into that good night

The link between cardiovascular health and dementia

How to combat Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Government’s seniors package of ‘little benefit’ to retirees in small town NZ

WHO guidelines highlight the growing issue of dementia

Police have investigated five cases in five years of dementia sufferers causing fatal injuries to others

Third Age Health recruits Ryman chairman David Kerr for board as it prepares for NZX listing

Rotorua Techweek has something for everyone

Over-65s community groups granted 60 per cent hire discount for New Plymouth’s TSB Stadium

Old bums too much for Auckland Transport

Workers with disabilities in Southland ‘heartbroken’ at prospect of losing jobs

Are you taking too many pills?

Policemobile? Hero Gisborne cop catches thief, rides stolen scooter back to owner

Winston Peters, Jacinda Ardern send mixed messages over KiwiSaver changes

Government investing $7.7 million into SuperGold Card website upgrade, new app

Inequities in rural health

The only way was down

Young friends stop traffic to help ‘shaking’ elderly man cross the street

Senior drivers and licence renewal

Senior flatting ‘a good solution’

Leaves off a goji tree: Auckland centenarian’s secret to a long life

‘Boot camp for the brain’: Dementia therapy gives Auckland man his confidence back

Dropping cheques opens up elderly to abuse – Age Concern

Daughter gets order for ‘capacity’ exam for elderly mum owed $206,078.83

Supported living units for elderly favoured

Widower’s struggle with loneliness prompts big response

Shock of fundraising $2.2m for Taranaki rest home hospital pays results

Retirement village boom in Queenstown and Central

Kuia can retire now her work at Toko is done

Playing puzzles makes brains of older adults sharper

Food, exercise best bet to avoid dementia, rather than popping vitamins – World Health Organisation

Dropping cheques opens up elderly to abuse – Age Concern

Elderly couple find love through Facebook community group: ‘My whole life changed for the better’

Funding levels now threaten care

Horror flu season in South Australia

Temuka knitters help keep children warm

Older owners trapped in large family homes as city housing shortage bites

Smart cities are age-friendly cities

Making Auckland an age-friendly city

End of an era: ‘Dancing granny’s’ original Ponsonby villa for sale

Michelle Langstone: ‘In every moment of care they honoured him’

New Zealand’s DIY coffin clubs take the sting out of death

Elderly man rides mobility scooter on Melbourne motorway

Building supported elderly living units favoured

Ghost scammers prey on older Chinese people in ‘blessing scam’

Longer hours for library

Pilot programme for palliative care at home

Regional focus for new immigration skill shortage lists

Talking point: Don’t sell our pensioner flats

People with dementia could benefit from Virtual Reality

‘Woefully inadequate’: Kiwis living with dementia say better services are needed

Elderly Plunket nurse to cut the cake at Geraldine organisation’s 100th birthday bash

Interest rates: Won’t someone think of the savers?

Government letting down the aged care residential sector

Aged care nurses added to long-term skills shortage list

Who is watching the caregivers?

The rise of our hospice

Mike Hosking: Forget wealth distribution. Getting ahead’s about hard work

Forget me not: Starting a new romance when your partner has dementia

Fears for elderly man with Alzheimer’s missing in New Plymouth

Elderly women take a stand as Auckland Council fights its own organisation

Julia Wallace retirement village residents worried about crash potential at gate

Community volunteers; involvement shows promise for decreasing health care use by older adults

What if you don’t have a ‘bank of Mum and Dad’?

Hastings teenagers ‘acted honourably’ to save elderly woman, St John says

Man, 76, found after going missing in New Plymouth

Nurse censured, suspended after selling elderly man’s possessions on TradeMe

Age Concern helps make losing a driver’s licence easier for elderly people

Retirement home staff rescue ducklings trapped in drain

Jacki Weaver ‘disappointed’ with Anjelica Huston’s ‘old lady’ comments

Strategies for the five ages of KiwiSaver

Scientists develop method to detect Alzheimer’s at early stage

Diane Keaton’s brother is suffering with ‘dementia’

Missing elderly man found in Wellington

Man who neglected his 92-year-old grandfather also possessed child abuse images

Elderly Australian couple mistakenly sent $10m of crystal meth after address mix-up

91-year-old woman dies after daughter left her lying in filth for days

Benefactor’s ‘stunningly generous’ donation towards Nelson’s $11.5m hospice

Antibiotics prescribed to nearly half of all New Zealanders who visit a GP

Age is just a number: Daphne Keith’s hip surgery success at 107

No rest for Lower Hutt resthome worker hospitalised by the flu

Pushing back on demand for unlimited rest home guarantee

Howick area first to help create age-friendly action plan

New type of dementia identified

Ryman Healthcare pays compensation for delay at Devonport retirement village

KiwiSaver yet to recognise people with chronic illness

Skin cancer: Why it’s not just melanoma you need to worry about

Christchurch woman convicted of scamming elderly victims avoids jail time

Elderly patients treated following suspected fire at rest home

How not to enhance the supermarket shopping experience

Stop demonising the boomers

Woman who lost mum to suicide helping new parents combat loneliness

Million-dollar expansion for Timaru aged care facility The Croft

In demand: providing a home away from home

Paw Power – healing power of pets

Retirement expert: ‘Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world’

KiwiSaver withdrawals for people with life-shortening conditions delayed

Drugs promise to prevent stroke and dementia

Scent of a love story

‘Systemic bias’ failing the elderly, alleges rest home complainant

Safety, health concerns for elderly man missing from Auckland

Study: Parents skimp on retirement to support adult children

Hawke’s Bay WWII veteran Norman Bitters attends three Anzac Day services

New technology will let you know if your house is making you sick

‘Unretirement’ growing trend in Australia as cost of living climbs

Parkinson’s disease spinal stimulation treatment restores movement – study

Renters, young people, regions missing out on New Zealand’s success story

War memorabilia collection brings back memories for rest home residents

Hot cross bun delivery delights Stratford Marire rest home staff

Tauranga veteran Peter Densem, 101, reflects on World War II service ahead of Anzac Day

GPs, pharmacists questioned about medicinal cannabis

Elderly woman found dead in home in central Auckland suburb

Should the accommodation supplement be increased for the elderly?

Inter-generational programme proves a hit with young and old

Helping mum be mum again

Energy payment transfer scheme gives Nelsonians a warm, pay-it-forward feeling

Oceania Healthcare forges ahead on its $400 million construction programme

Calls for ‘standalone Māori heath authority’ as DHB model labelled ‘not fit for purpose’

Taranaki rest home subjected to spot audit after medical staff called it ‘unsafe’

Rotorua World War II veterans, aged 98 and 103, meet 75 years after fighting together

Retirement villages are booming, but what are the catches?

Woman who went missing from rest home in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay, found

Why inner-city living isn’t always best for elderly people

Auckland Transport booed for no-show at public meeting on a safety package for St Heliers

Non-home owners face poorer retirements

Barrier to protect rest-home after flooding evacuations

Warning: Retirement will be tough for increasing number of NZers who don’t own homes

Small-town elderly struggling without bank branches in the digital age

Rest home gives elderly resident another’s medicine, wrong dose of her own

Missing elderly woman Jill Will in Taupō, have you seen her?

New approach needed to cure loneliness problem for the elderly

Government strategy aimed at dealing with an ageing New Zealand

Bicycle to rest-home, marriage stands test of time

Retirement village building boom helps boosts Taranaki economy

Missing elderly Omokoroa man with Alzheimers found safe and well

A lesson from the aged-care workers debacle: leave the market alone

Choral music takes centre stage

A generation who can’t afford to retire

Fishhooks of moving from retirement village unit to rest home care

Watchdog says Christchurch rest home residents should have had six months notice

‘Best’ way to celebrate Whangārei man’s 100th birthday

Dementia ward gets a colourful upgrade

Advance care plan for life’s end gives a sense of security

Simon Wilson: the case for lower transport fares

Staff ready to open their arms and hearts to patients in the new Nelson Tasman Hospice

How do boomers stay relevant?

Penchant for taller fences ‘affecting makeup of suburban communities’

Changes within the span of a single lifetime are truly astonishing

A proud man’s descent into neglect at the hands of his grandson

Australian line dancers scammed in phoney trips by one of their own

‘A daily struggle’: Tauranga nurse backs up report on resident neglect in aged-care

Flu vaccines now available for those wanting annual jab

How to move on from a stroke

Rising deaths put pressure on coroners

The gardens where Anzac soldiers rest

KiwiSaver: Should it be your retirement savings plan?

Isolation and loneliness real issue for elderly – Age Concern Horowhenua

Youthful enthusiasm or knowledge and experience? I’ll take both please

Four centenarians call the same Whangārei retirement village home

Niki Bezzant: Food for cognitive thought

More money but worse off after hard-won pay increase for aged-care workers

Aged care facilities failing to meet residents’ digital needs

Orchard plans blossoming

$2b pay equity settlement transformed workers’ lives – but has not been without problems

How much is enough, when it comes to retirement?

Retired couple need $785,000 nest egg for ‘choices’ retirement

Case against Kāpiti retirement village murder defendant adjourned

‘There’s some way to go’ to engage older people with technology – new research

New ‘Blokes Shed’ opens at Bethlehem Views rest home

Joys of choir singing change Aucklander’s life for the better after major stroke at 32

Man denies neglecting elderly grandfather and ‘best buddy’

Elderly man injured after glass panel falls from building on Willis St

Elderly woman dies in flood waters on West Coast

Family supporting man who stole from an elderly relative

Author interviews 120 NZ centenarians for new book celebrating their longevity

Open wide for retirement after 40 years on the drill

Chamber of Commerce makes submission over migrant visa concerns

At 111, Henry Tseng was proof that exercise can lead to long life

Elderly hiker spent night in Milford Track bush

Marton couple’s kitset house fails council code of compliance, despite engineer’s approval

Charities’ role essential in caring for our elderly

Elderly man missing from Onehunga, Auckland has been found

Grandmother able to bake intricate cakes again after multiple cornea transplants

Police arrest 104-year-old woman to fulfil her greatest wish

New childcare centres and retirement villages make up record number of Tauranga and Western Bay building consents

Diana Clement: Beware the pitfalls of NZ Super sooner rather than later

Super Fund set to pull out of gun investments

Ever-changing needs keep carers on their toes

Horowhenua Grey Power tackles district council over planned rates rise

Attacker on the run after critically injuring 90-year-old Auckland man

SeniorNet could fold without new leader

Proposal to close Invercargill rest home

Age Concern Nelson Tasman launches new AgeConnect website

South Canterbury introduces new palliative care package

Healthcare and retail and cafe service skills students graduate from Whanganui’s Training For You

Residents upset by rest home operator’s plans to increase size of $35m development

Red carpet premiere for comedy film starring retirement village residents

Grey Power: Many who may qualify for rates rebates don’t apply

‘You can’t change it’: Christchurch man Mike Vida on living with Alzheimer’s

How ‘smell training’ can enhance lives

I went home to take care of my father – and found something unexpected

Aged care workers want to give the elderly better support

‘Rotten care’: Elderly rest home residents dying due to low level of help – union

Elderly man found dead in his Napier home weeks after he was last seen

Auckland police investigating serious assault after elderly man attacked in Mount Roskill

Aged care sector facing serious issues

Karori retirement village design changes are ‘more or less’ as intended, Ryman Healthcare insists

Here’s what you need to save to be a millionaire by 65

Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias retires as New Zealand’s top judge

Rest home’s van-tastic new ride

Five ways KiwiSaver scheme will change this year

‘Smooth’ New Brighton surfer still shredding at 69

Tauranga man guinea pig for prostate research

‘Her idea is always the best idea’: Couple’s secret to 70-year marriage

Resthomes losing staff to better paid jobs in public hospitals

Carer’s role too often overlooked

Resthome nursing shortage: ‘Worst it’s been in last 12 months’

Heart failure: symptoms to know about

Measles explainer: who needs to get vaccinated?

Music helps people with dementia

Technology overuse putting people at risk of ‘digital dementia’

Elderly couple forced to remortgage home after costly bank mistake

Sweden to serve 3D-printed food to elderly people in care homes

Elderly man charged with murder over retirement home death

Elderly warned to be careful when picking retirement home

380 unit retirement village approved

It’s time to end the secrecy over unequal pay

Tauranga retirement village resident shocked by waste during demolition

Older Than Ireland: A delightful documentary about bringing up a century

Why your grandparents think everything’s okay, when it clearly isn’t

Elderly Kiwis struggling to pay off mortgage before retirement

Elderly Wellington man found safe by family

Global perspective: Design for ageing

Police investigated professor Grant Hannis over second rest home sex complaint, no charges laid

Rest-home life family affair for resident

Retirement villages – big money for the Bay of Plenty or ‘urban failure’?

Ageing population faces carer shortage

Ninety-nine years and still going strong: Lesley Perkins’ story

Employers paying KiwiSaver contributions to over 65s

Ageism: The age-old work problem that won’t go away

Elderly should get the same discounts as youth, council told

$25 million housing development near retirement village in Masterton

Majority of KiwiSaver users would be better off if all Tax Working Group’s proposed changes implemented – expert

First residents set to move into new retirement housing in Te Anau

How much do I need to retire? Two freelancers imagine life in 60 years

Where are all the extra nurses?

Unemployment is low, but many Kiwis wonder where the pay rises are

‘Really frustrating’: Kiwi tenants struggle to land rental homes as March Madness sets in early

BestStart Regent Kindy in Whangārei gets Healthy Heart Award – again

‘Christian’ scammers who targeted elderly women jailed

Elderly Palmerston North man loses $12,000 in phone scam

National more ‘concerned about the back pocket of property investors than sick kids’, say Greens

Christchurch retirement village owner apologises, says decision to downsize difficult

Outrage over dangerous footpaths

Metlifecare half-year profit drops to $24m

Reuniting staff treated to tour of new hospital

Peacehaven retirement village celebrates 65 years

Memory care centres to the fore as Summerset posts profit, and expands

Four Taranaki triathletes qualify for world champs – three aged over 65

Man reveals ‘joy’ of living with Alzheimer’s

Woman who stole from elderly mother sentenced in Rotorua

Dying at home: aging population stoking growth in home care services

Do we need a Commissioner for the Elderly?

Injecting young people’s blood won’t cure aging, FDA warns elderly

‘It will come back to bite them’: Funding cut for elderly day programmes

Public watchdog toughens stance on detention of the vulnerable

$150m Summerset development in Waikanae

A sector on the edge pleads for help

Foxbridge ties up Bupa’s Waikato development

Christchurch rest home evictees scramble for new places as calls grow for new laws

The Chase’s Shaun Wallace spends an afternoon at a West Auckland retirement village

Progress in search for retirement village land

Older adults supported with workshops in Ōrākei

Auckland centenarian Dorothy Palmer credits longevity to gin and tonic

Council labels Thames retirement village a flood risk despite giving recent build the green light

Retirement village companies on debt row – analyst

Whanganui retirement village residents enjoy Summerset games week

Music therapy coming to Whangārei as therapist Katie Boom returns home

Funeral industry ripe for disruption

The importance of green spaces is clear

Local Focus: Joe and Elvor inspire others to volunteer for the elderly

Council labels Thames retirement village a flood risk despite giving recent build the green light

‘This is the last straw’ – rest home residents given six weeks to move out

‘Village hub’ to connect Taieri senior community

Learning to cope with a ‘wonky’ brain

Fiji to address shortage of caregivers for elderly demand

Woman arrested for stealing medication from elderly people

Bed lever equipment kills three elderly people

No respite from growing need for hospice care

Record $83 million issued in January Tauranga building consents

Queensland government seeks public opinion in euthanasia inquiry

Retirement for Stratford couple after years of serving their community

Winston cheers up the residents

Looking out for each other

Whangārei adult day centre Forget-Me-Not celebrates 25 years

Are older workers being edged out of job opportunities?

Older renters cutting food to cover costs – social worker

TV documentary of famous horse Kiwi brings back memories for Levin jockey

Targeted funding needed to fix ‘appalling’ Māori wellbeing – Salvation Army

Elderly renters skimping on food, doctors’ visits to cover skyrocketing costs – study

Walker assisted after fall on track

95yo Northland man Jim Morgan attacked by dogs again – on the same street

Constant floods ruin quality of life

Heartbreak for elderly Aussie man scammed out $400k in quest for love

Lee Suckling: Boost your health while spending less

Pensioner under cosmic healer’s spell helped by Hare Krishnas

Wakefield residents ‘joyful’ to be home, car to stay packed

Police seek whereabouts of missing elderly man

11 new state homes for elderly and those with limited mobility open in Whangārei

Elderly renters not as healthy as homeowners – study

Elderly man falls eight metres from cliff in Northland

Simon Wallace: Rest homes need to keep up with pay

Minister rejects payout to red-zoned retirement village residents left thousands out of pocket

A troubling inheritance

Taranaki charity putting the humanity back into housing

Focus on ageing at home – everyone wins

Advocated well for dementia

Two elderly men driving vintage tractors from Auckland to Wellington and back

Wear high heels everywhere: 100 year old’s secret to long life

Change a constant in 50-year career in rural sector

Nelson bush fires: Rest home residents evacuated

Do we all need a $1 million retirement nest-egg to retire comfortably?

Tackling the topic of retirement care

Poll: Kiwis don’t know what their parents aged care wishes are

Older renters’ health differs from home owners

How Christchurch elderly home got ‘free seats’ to Phil Collins concert

A little thing called compassion fatigue

‘Difficult situation’: Cancer patient leads pleas for better Govt funding of treatments

Why I decided to join the grey hair ‘revolution’

Health insurance policyholder gets triple premium increase at 21

Bowel screening programme puts services under pressure

Retail worker’s suspicions halt iTunes voucher scammer taking thousands off elderly Kāpiti woman

‘I was scared of anyone finding out about the problem’: Coming out as transgender at 82 years old

Controversial $50m rest home rebuild and expansion goes ahead in Christchurch

Time to address our rapidly ageing population

How to train your brain to keep it sharp

Elderly mental health linked to physical illnesses – study

Grant Hannis case: Elder abuse sentence ‘shockingly inadequate’ and Aged Care Commission urgently needed, Grey Power says

High suicide rate among elderly NZ men, targeted treatment needed – expert

Alzheimers Taranaki on the hunt for new base

Elderly rest home resident stuck between fence and bank after fall

Hot temperatures forecast again for Tuesday, prompts reminder for elderly

‘You’re okay’: Daughter’s heartwarming note for mum with dementia goes viral

Scammers claiming to be police

Companies navigate dementia conversations with older workers

Fire at Wellington rest home sees elderly residents evacuated

Make health insurance cheaper for elderly, by making the young pay more

Name suppression lapses for academic who sexually assaulted elderly woman

Dealing with dementia

KiwiSaver retirement accounts ‘prime target’ for scammers

Daily fried food linked to early death for older women: study

Local Focus: 96-year old Elvor and 28-year-old Joe are best mates thanks to Tauranga Salvation Army

Lost in a wonderland: Dunedin offers affected couple care and kindness

Dunedin neuroscientist discovers new way to help stroke victims

Could you live on your retirement savings for 23 years?

Ryman Healthcare goes electric in Auckland

KiwiSaver a ‘prime target’ for fraudsters, SFO boss warns

Getting older far less dreary more intriguing than arrogance of youth imagined

Caregiver steals more than $23k from 94-yr-old

Fisher Funds ‘legacy funds’ costing elderly dearly

Elderly man, 94, goes missing on North Canterbury fishing trip

Age Concern’s governance change to enhance service

Not Dead Yet: Robin Fraser’s ‘fascinating’ world of dead bodies

The human cost of Alzheimers

Timaru’s Kathleen McKeown sole South Islander to attend international conference

Dangers for the vulnerable in End of Life Choice Bill

‘Getting too hot is a serious risk’ – New guidelines address health impact of climate change

Govt declines calls for compulsory employer KiwiSaver for over 65s

Accommodation supplements nudge $30m a week, put pressure on welfare system

Report: China population growth continued to slow in 2018

Dementia expected to double in South

Life alone ‘pretty tough’

Australian aged care royal commission kicks off

Nurses’ class of ’69 reunites

Many Kiwis satisfied with retirement village life

Footballers and rugby players ‘six times more likely’ to have degenerative brain disease – British study

Government launches heat health plan as Kiwis are warned to start preparing for more hot weather

Oldest nanny competes at Waka Ama Nationals

Volunteers help the elderly catch the fishing bug

Elderly widow thrilled with return of belongings after home invasion

Aged care workers raise serious concerns about understaffing

Turning old into gold – how I became a world track star at 87

Opinion: We need more retirement housing options for the aged

The Gift of Life: Making use of your body and brain after you die

All aboard for a Wellington man’s ‘dementia adventure’

NIB health insurance’s double-digit premium rise for elderly

Mexico widens small pension program to all country’s elderly

Photo essay: The Golden Years

Dunedin’s disabled lose out due to taxi shortage

Conman steals $40,000 of rare coins from elderly Mosgiel collector

Letters: Council must remember elderly in its decisions

Fairlie doyenne’s book goes into second reprint

End-of-life care is ‘grossly insufficient’

Flexible space: Design for aged care

Mary Holm: Making the retirement money issue easier

NFL drops appeal over dementia claims in concussion case

Kiwi Access Card: 18+ Card revamped to be more inclusive

The question of how we care for our elderly

A pillar of the community with many hats

Nelson receives $15,000 grant for age-friendly project

Convicted euthanasia advocate: ‘I was made a scapegoat’

Calls for more LGBTQ training for aged-care workers

Michelle Malcolm hopes to make a difference as she starts work as manager of Age Concern in Whanganui

First save: 13yo rookie surf lifesaver notches up first rescue at Tauranga

Feilding advocate Gill Absolon dies after a life dedicated to her community

New Plymouth’s age-friendly application accepted by WHO

The world’s oldest woman was 122 when she died. A researcher says she was lying about her age.

Falls prevention key to independence

Peter Bromhead: In my 80s and seeking love on Tinder

Rest homes investigation: bedsore deaths, expired medication, hungry residents

Inside New Zealand’s retirement villages: When the resort promised isn’t reality

Rotorua frontline dementia services given $14,000 boost

Govt’s must plan for the increasing burden of brain diseases – Prof Theo Vos

Elderly man buys 14 years of Christmas presents for neighbour girl before he dies

Rogue Granny: Woman, 84, fined for speeding with ‘unrestrained teddy bear’

Grey Power slams Government over Aged Care Commissioner failure

Pressure on hospitals to prevent harm to patients

Dementia sufferers could have memories restored if ultrasound trial proves successful on humans

Fraudsters who fleeced elderly ladies of $645,000 to get jail time

Stop telling young people NZ Super is unaffordable

New Zealand’s moving response to 96yo Northland man who had to put dog down after attack

Economic power will mean freedom for women

Lift the stigma to ease loneliness

Paedophile teacher granted ‘clean slate’ to work in aged care, despite industry fears

Sending Love: Christmas cards spread joy to Northland’s elderly

Grandmother missing in Australian bushland found alive and well

Whangārei probation staff put on Christmas high tea for local elderly

An historical rest home and hospital lights up for Christmas

Smile machine hits the streets

Therapy dogs in big demand

Invercargill schoolgirls receive awards for helping elderly woman

Older Pasifika migrants more resilient to mental illness

Paula Tesoriero: Human rights declaration relevant as ever at 70

Residents at Whanganui’s Kowhainui Home and Retirement Village enjoy annual Christmas Parade

Rest home cut off, roads flooded after heavy rain slams Palmerston North

Whangārei’s senior citizens treated to Christmas concert at Forum North

Unusual phenomenon that hits Alzheimer’s sufferers at sunset

Two men on trial accused of fleecing two elderly women of $645K

Bridging the digital divide for the seniors

Community kitchen spreads Christmas joy around table

Buyers snap up properties at Richmond West development

Caring for the cultural needs of elderly Maori

Not Dead Yet: The Magpies shine light on love, loss and life

Pacific nurses say pathway to practise too hard

Kiwis unsure how much to save for retirement – survey

Retirement village gains its own ‘Banksy’

5 ways to spread Christmas kindness this season

Easing the worry at Christmas

Man’s extraordinary dream to bring Christmas to Katikati girl with cerebral palsy

Pining for Christmas at Dunedin’s Moana House

Dementia village planned for former Invercargill primary school site

Farming couple’s ‘gobsmacking’ $3m gifted towards new dementia unit

About Eve Williams

Eve Williams
Eve Williams is the Content Developer and Social Media Administration 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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