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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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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

Medical alarm confusion ends in elderly Wellington woman’s death

Call to raise eligibility age for Super

Average of 30 DHB staff cars found in patient parks each morning, Rotorua Hospital finds

‘Remarkable’ story of dedication to the elderly told

Police investigate elderly Ōpōtiki man’s suspicious death

Japanese tradition of abandoning elderly in remote spot is alive and well

Do you need 10 times your income for retirement?

Consents for $500m Shelly Bay development quashed

600,000 NZers to receive cheaper healthcare

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell to take leave during investigation into bullying allegations

Here’s why you need $2m saved for a comfortable retirement

Golden Bay lodge converted from rest home for sale

Old hospital building likely be demolished

Older dementia patients being prescribed medications which could worsen their condition, study finds

Kiwi pensioner sets off to Hollywood for next stage of career

Sending Christmas cards a simple gesture to help lonely older people

Kaumātua facing looming crisis: They ‘are really doing it hard’

Family’s fury after ‘toyboy’ secretly weds dementia patient mother

Carols will ring out in Rotorua at Dementia-Friendly Carol Service

Man who stole from vulnerable elderly around North Island jailed

Elderly man waits nearly six months to be seen by DHB eye specialist, now he’s blind

Elderly Hawke’s Bay man blacks out at wheel, drives 12m down highway barrier

Could day clinics be the answer for elderly people with mental-health issues?

Enjoying your retirement years often means unburdening yourself from the past

Te Kiteroa Lodge’s farming past helping rural women

Dementia prescribing ‘needs to be improved’

Aged care operator Arvida doubles first half profit

Green cross health in talks with DHBs, Ministry over pay equity deal

Parade packs them in

Retirement village operator Arvida ramps up its building programme to $600 million and doubles its profit

Here’s why you should (or maybe shouldn’t) buy a house

Simon Bridges: National won’t introduce new taxes in its first term

Mary Holm: Your best money diet – one you stick to

Singing, humour help ease the way to 100

Music competition begins on Monday

More supported rental housing mooted for seniors at Katikati

New Zealand leans heavily on Filipino and Indian nurses to staff rest homes

More seniors than ever buy into Ryman’s village occupation rights

Rotorua community encouraged to send love to those who find Christmas a lonely time

Large block of land released for sale in Whakatāne

Raise the pension age regardless of future Super affordability

More carbs, less meat could be the secret to a longer life

Scientists find surprising trick which can make you remember things far more clearly

More than one in 10 elderly Aucklanders malnourished – new research

Tinder for homecare: The controversial service that lets elderly choose their carers

Elderly woman’s inspiring 90th birthday shout for children

Rural health care actions ‘step in right direction’

Abuse claims at Jack Inglis Friendship Hospital not substantiated, say managers

Fake Kiwi doctor Zholia Alemi may have harmed thousands of patients, health chiefs fear

Police appeal for public help to find elderly Massey man

Pukekohe bus stop drain a “danger zone” for elderly

Frozen out: Government regulations stop vital food service for Hawke’s Bay elderly

Volunteers needed to brighten up the week for Rotorua elders

Whakatane care facility has long lease

Government confirms $20m investment in new Westport health centre

‘Extremely high demand’ caused three-hour wait for ambulance

Wheels on the bus go round, but not to this retirement village

Volatile stock market spooking older workers who haven’t forgotten the GFC

Dunedin rest home building a wall to stop future flooding

Let’s stop throwing older workers on the scrapheap

Library helping families, older people get online

Being on marae is a protective factor against dementia – researcher

Missing elderly Tasman woman found safe after 36-hour search

‘No bugger won’ – Elderly son recalls WW1 veteran’s words

Building company to pay $200K after elderly man dies after being ‘hurled off’ mobility scooter

More beneficiaries to train as aged care workers as Auckland pilot rolled out nationally

Letters: Warning of age tsunami in Kaitaia

Think small for housing in your retirement years

$500m worth of shame

Students take Dunedin’s street art to rest-homes

Animals bring joy to Whangārei rest home residents

Dancing with dementia

Elderly US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalised after fall at court

Elderly Pukekohe residents say pavements a ‘nightmare’

32,000 Kiwi students volunteer to help disadvantaged

Good Samaritans and the Tauranga couple they helped reunited

Ryman co-founder Ryder launches a new wave of retirement villages

Ignoring a free $559: Hawke’s Bay retirement village residents mostly spurn new rebate

Can’t walk or talk – but dementia sufferer faces eviction from rest home

Rest-home’s stunning recovery celebrated

Bragging rights on the line at Whangārei Rest Home Olympics

Dunedin community rallies to help Jan Shallard, 80, fleeced by neighbour

Northland MP still fighting for Switzer care worker Juliet Garcia

Bay of Plenty beneficiaries being trained to work in the aged-care sector

Do your kids a favor: Pick retirement savings over tuition

Location inspires choice of name for new retirement village at Richmond West

Wyndham and Districts Rest Home turns 20 years young

Kiwis over 50 drinking more than adults in nine other countries, study finds

Why a coffee a day is so good for your health

Elderly man with Parkinson’s kicked off Auckland bus with companion dog

Kāpiti boy befriends elderly rest home couple

Surprise find: study shows centenarians less lonely than 65-to-99 year olds

US scam uses ‘fake news’ about attack on elderly Northlander to sell security alarms

Training more workers for the aged care sector

Government to help boost number of caregivers working in aged care sector

Mary Holm: ‘Radical’ move to rent in retirement

SuperGold Card being used to defraud businesses

TDC to review its role, level of provision of housing for older people

Hospital celebration for Rotorua man turning 103 a family affair

160 new workers ‘not enough’ to meet aged care demand

‘I don’t understand it’: War memorial vandalised

Can Whanganui be the aged-friendly capital?

Hospitals begin push to fill staffing shortages

IRS increases contribution limits for retirement accounts

Brian Fallow: Soaring insurance and rates put the squeeze on older Kiwis

Supporting technology use for older people

Nazareth Care ordered to pay $140,000 for manager’s unfair dismissal

How Is AI Revolutionizing Elderly Care

Elderly woman distraught after shaming note over disability park

Call for “Māori positive ageing”

The ‘rejuvenation’ of Hamilton city

Court of Appeal upholds ruling solicitor was not negligent in rest home case

Dementia sufferer Greg Kelly hits the road to raise awareness of ‘third biggest killer’

Spot the pot hole: Elderly on the hunt for Napier’s neighbourhood hazards

Opinion: Let’s move on from medieval rates system

Centenarians one-third less lonely than their younger counterparts, study finds

March magic still resonates for Loyola’s Sister Jean

‘Go home’: Filipino family told New Zealand ‘is for white people’

New Zealand’s ‘Sandwich Generation’ growing as families have babies later and elderly live longer

Rotorua’s elderly in for a treat with Mayoral Golden Years Concert

‘Elderly ravers’ relive 90s heyday as retro concert season dawns in NZ

Many kaumātua feel isolated – report

Health and Disability Commissioner considering reviewing all reports by Rhonda Sherriff

Retirement village at the edge of an Auckland golf course will be fairway to heaven

101-year-old says age no barrier to farming

Catching herpes raises the chance you’ll end up with Alzheimer’s – study

Health and Disability Commissioner seeks advice over conflict of interest claim

KiwiSaver: Doing it wrong like throwing away a winning Lotto ticket

Training to keep active longer

New research shows binge drinking isn’t something we grow out of

Elderly man with dementia missing from home in Silverdale, Hamilton found

American Samoa passes elder abuse law

Median length of stay in a rest home for someone receiving govt funding is just 1.7 years

Retirement Commissioner backs bill to change superannuation

Retirement investment fund eyes up future trend

Queenstown named as hotspot for young and old

First female US Supreme Court justice has dementia

Controversial Māori leader Sir Ngātata Love dies

One in five elderly people eat all of their meals alone, research suggests

Aged care sector at ‘crisis point’ as nurses leave in droves for better pay at DHBs

Village to get aged care facility

Switzer Residential Care call for Govt action on nursing crisis

Ross Home marks building centenary

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

Michael Buble slams rumours of retirement

Poetry while you wait

Inside Dot’s incredible Oamaru castle

Southern Innovation Challenge winners announced

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

SDHB receives draft report into Wakari Hospital patient’s disappearance

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

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

Gastro bug at Dunedin rest homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tauranga’s longest-serving Community Magistrate retires

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

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

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

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

Whanganui DHB urges elderly to keep active for health benefits

Helping pets live well into old age

New chapter for Rotorua’s Dementia Lakes with new location

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

High demand industries at most risk from immigration law change

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

More KiwiSavers withdrawing funds to survive financially

Centenarian still busy and active at 103

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

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

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

Why baby talking to your grandma is not OK

Pensioners create web series finding humour in challenges of old age

Thief steals elderly person’s transport

Summerset plans $150 million village in first Tauranga foray

Rotorua dementia village celebrates first birthday

Retirement village boom is a symptom of age-unfriendly society

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

Retirement just the beginning for shuttle driver

Tippling over the edge

Elaine Swanney’s put the zing into music in Dannevirke

Dementia patients to showcase creations at market

Letters: The danger of euthanasia “criteria creep”

Five things to know about living in a retirement village

Work shop beckons after retirement

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

How to retire in your forties without earning a fortune

Treatment shown to reduce fractures in older women

The heartwarming community project making older people feel less lonely

Study suggests more older women may benefit from bone drugs

Recognising older persons worth and status

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

Elderly renters: Crisis looming in housing for retirees

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

Bill to protect elderly in American Samoa moves to next stage

Nutrition classes for the elderly cooking in Rotorua

Elderly man with dementia renews wedding vows with wife

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

Deportation of elderly woman to China overturned

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

Kerikeri retirement village expands by taking over 42 neighbouring homes

Westport still waiting for promised new $20m hospital

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

National recognition for Wyndham & Districts Community Rest Home

History on display for Presbyterian Support South Canterbury 100 year anniversary

Retirement age raised in French Polynesia

‘Drink is the drug of choice for baby boomers’

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

Dementia proposal winner

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

New social group for elderly proves popular in Pātea

Living a wonderful life with dementia

Simon Wallace: Aged care sector needs ministerial responsibility

‘Bruising information’ expected in Australian aged care inquiry

Bow down to the retirement village queens of Gogglebox NZ

VR takes retirement village residents on sentimental journeys

AMP charged thousands of dead Australians insurance premiums

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

Nauru announces superannuation scheme

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

Support systems for Kiwis with dementia ‘woefully inadequate’

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

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

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

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

Retirement spike spurs business sales

How women who retire with their husbands often lose out

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

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

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

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

The country’s oldest known living person turns 110

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

Kiwibank and NZ Post shop loss ‘to isolate elderly’

Aust to start Royal Commission into aged care

Kerikeri retirement village expanding, tripling number of units

Rest home chef carves a reputation for fine dining

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is your retirement approach ‘Hansel and Gretel’?

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

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

SuperGran’s not the retiring type

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

Niki Bezzant: The diet for a healthy brain

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

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

Overmedication harming elderly: study

Martinborough bank closure will hit businesses and elderly – protesters

Digital Seniors to combat exclusion of elderly with free tech help

Changes needed before Pacific can enter aged care sector – NZACA

Memory Clinic in Whanganui hopes to give reassurance to the forgetful

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

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

How feeling young at heart impacts your overall health

Peppertree Rest Home garden club flourishing after recent donation

How to strike gold with lively seniors

Calligraphy draws connection between Nelson student, older person

Hopes owner of dilapidated rest home will return

Making connections across generations

Treatment insufficient

What you need to know about dementia

Rotorua encouraged to get behind Dementia-Friendly Awareness Week

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

Whitford Playcentre tackles social isolation in elderly

No dignity in euthanasia? Suffering is not dignified

Gap in elderly services filled by health care mates in Taranaki

Woman accused of dumping client from wheelchair faces judge

Idyllic mask of rural NZ hides underbelly of profound isolation

KiwiSaver calculator promises vary wildly

Boost to mortuary services welcomed in Rotorua

Nelson seniors plug into the digital age

Who knew! Dogs get forgetful in their old age too

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

Gardening for health and happiness

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

We need to talk about loneliness, New Zealand

Editorial: Connections vital to well being

Whanganui retirement home Enliven leading the way in cultural care

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

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

How to provide suitable and affordable housing for ageing people

Merepeka Raukawa-Tait: Loneliness plaguing elderly

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

Metlifecare profit halves as property value growth slows

The shed that saved Clarrie Merrick

Getting KiwiSaver right from the start

Baby-boomer economic dominance to continue

Resthome residents visit nearby school

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

Focus: Music giving one dementia sufferer hope

Couple accused of taking $1.4 million from elderly widow named

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

Rest home closure sparks memories for its founder

Our attitude toward disability carparks needs to change

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

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

Air pollution may harm cognitive intelligence, study says

Ruawai Rest Home ends an era of elderly care

Elderly couple travel the world to feed their rollercoaster addiction

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

Fiji launches minimum standards for aged care facilities

Retirement villages springing up where young families gravitate

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

Work kicks off on housing for older Aucklanders

Older renters living in constant uncertainty

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

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

Wairarapa town in danger of losing its last remaining bank branch

Green veges, sherry the secret to a century

New beds for rest home

Shereen Moloney: Let’s rethink dementia approach

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

Helpful or harmful: euthanasia debate comes to Manawatū

Cabbie prevents elderly Kāpiti woman from being scammed

Ā la carte meals in a Taupo rest home

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

School objects to Lower Hutt retirement village resource consent

Research highlights benefits of employing older people

Increase in dementia raises legal issues

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

Korean reunions: Families divided by war meet in North

Caregiver shortages loom as immigration changes hit

Elderly to need transport options

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

Concerns for elderly held in dementia units

Is Kerikeri the retirement mecca of New Zealand?

Dementia sufferers in care lack legal safeguards – report

Hamilton high schoolers more fulfilled teaching rest home residents ukulele

Centenarian’s secret is to ‘keep busy’

They’re building seniors playgrounds

Kiwis using more antipsychotic drugs, possibly for sleep

Demand for secure dementia beds leaves caregivers with fewer respite options

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

Letters: No aged care facilities planned for Doubtless Bay

The end of retirement as we’ve known it

Waikato elderly care home found to have further problems

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

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

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

Free seminar on retirement village living

Woman accused of multiple attacks on elderly

Letters: Decision to deport Switzer aged carer disappointing

Summerset chief extols benefits of Australian expansion

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

Nearly $270K given in grants

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

Seniors finding inspiration and new skills in cooking classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aged care facility chefs face off in cooking competition

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

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

From detective to retirement village operator

Six diamond Whanganui couples at Summerset retirement village celebrate 60 years

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

Older people forced to sleep in car as housing crisis bites

New mobile game Sea Hero Quest helps fight dementia

Samoan course opens aged care pathway to Australia

Government rejects aged care fears

A reformed welfare state is needed

Long standing Christchurch retirement homes to wind down

SeniorNet has been resurrected

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

Dementia: The disease that strikes every three seconds

New retirement villages keeping tradies busy, builder says

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

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

Elderly men escape nursing home for German heavy metal festival

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

Tough immigration policies impacts workers in elderly care sector

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

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

Looming housing crisis for over 65s – Retirement commissioner warns

Canny view: Secrets to happy retirement are right here

Pressures of an ageing population a big challenge for the regions

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

Rest-home residents enjoy trip

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plants taken from elderly woman’s home

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

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

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

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

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

Renting in retirement tough on mental health

Immigration minister declines to intervene in Kaitaia caregiver case

Free health clinics provide holistic approach to Cancer

Camaraderie and catchups for younger dementia sufferers

Study: Older Kiwis happy, healthy, keen to work

Older tradies are teaching the younger generation a few tricks

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

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

Elderly Parakai campground residents told to get out

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

Creating chaos with rest home residents

Heritage to buy Dunblane rest home, village

Moving out of retirement village costs family large chunk of inheritance

Retirement living: When life calls for a flatmate

Kiwis’ most valuable retirement asset is their job

Application for massive retirement village in Meadowbank declined

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

New Plymouth commits to become age-friendly city

Wife wins last-minute reprieve over immigration deportation fears

Health Minister David Clark signs pay equity agreement

Living and retiring in debt

Pāpāmoa gets $250m retirement village

Cruising through the ages: trips to suit all ages

Research: Older Kiwis less reliant on superannuation

Study: Lowering blood pressure helps prevent mental decline

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

‘Sell one, give one’ beanie enterprise takes off

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

Editorial: Registered Nurses and partners should be essential to NZ

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

Metalworking on offer at Timaru Menz Shed after two welders donated

Thousands of dollars lost in New Plymouth gift card scam

Managing Debt in Retirement Takes Some Planning

Volunteers gain satisfaction from working in Age Concern’s kitchen

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

How accessible will the new Kiwibuild homes be?

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

Elderly woman missing in Wellington has been found

Thieves take elderly Hamilton woman’s seven dwarfs

Counting census failures

Kate Hawkesby: Online convenience ruining the human experience

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

Next generation: Business owners mentor their heirs apparent

Battle to save community gym Clubfit Papamoa enters final phase

The benefits of way back when

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

Change in volunteering trends you should know in 2018

Under-pressure nurses are struggling to do the basics

Laughter part of plan to help elderly rural residents stay connected

Government Minister says elderly housing needs cannot be overlooked

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

Elderly parents of migrants left in limbo over visa changes

Dr Cathy Stephenson: Pneumonia – the winter killer

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

Vern Gill honoured with Grey Power life membership

‘Wonderful experiences’ in a life of compassion

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

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

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

Insight: Facing down loneliness for NZ’s ageing population

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

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

Teen worker sentenced over toilet selfie with elderly rest home resident

Nurse strike: Woman asked to look after elderly mother

Online Census a bold experiment that backfired

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

Retirement village plans for resort

Job-seeking misery: Are older Kiwi workers shunned?

Dear Jennifer: What happens to ageing sex workers?

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

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

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

Up to 26% growth forecast for Summerset

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

Quirk of assessment for rest home cost reaches Court of Appeal

Elderly man dies after car goes onto train tracks in Pukekohe

Are retirement villages milking the elderly for profit?

Grey Power keen to assist

Elderly woman gets infection after dressing not changed

Tasman district’s older residents may double as population ages

20 more retirement complex beds finished

Run some numbers for the retirement you want

Rest-home residents off on Fiji cruise

Feilding church on the hunt for Manawatū’s oldest Bible

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

Day programme for dementia sufferers offers ‘feeling of belonging’

Expert debunks common myths about sex, health and nutrition

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

About Eve Williams

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

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