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

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

Elderly fear lack of pedestrian crossings on Feilding roads

Pet of the day: Teddybear, the canine companion

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies aged 91

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

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

Alzheimers theme wows the judges

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

Elderly fear lack of pedestrian crossings on Feilding roads

Pet of the day: Teddybear, the canine companion

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies aged 91

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

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

Alzheimers theme wows the judges

Max Whitehead: Pay equity move may hurt economy

Hospital site floated for daytime urgent care clinic

New research details hardships faced by older people and sole parents

Auckland woman who fleeced thousands from father sentenced to home detention

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

Most abusers are family members

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

Hip-Operation founder entertains Fairlie Rural Women seminar

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

Trusts should replace PHOs and fund all primary services – alliance

‘Seniors worried for future of their grandchildren’

Sir Ngatata Love suffering dementia, but loses appeal

Assisted dying: When staying alive is the best option

Cuts to Waikato rest home workforce looms

Four Kiwi centenarians reflect on their long, long lives

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

Carers treated with rare night off

Dying with dignity, or the death of reasoned debate?

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

Retirement area earnings to slow

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

Council buys Whangarei RSA property

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

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

Saving our visual tāonga

Advance care planning well advanced at South Canterbury District Health Board

Pacific pension advice wording ‘unfortunate’

More Kiwis approaching retirement with money trouble

A lifetime’s contribution to children recognised

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

SeniorNet Wellington celebrates 25 years of helping older adults with technology

How music therapy can heal an individual

Daughter robs elderly father of life savings

Council develops 40 one-bedroom units for elderly in Henderson

Queen’s husband Prince Philip in hospital with an infection

Age Concern classes raise cash for charity

Search and rescue operation for missing elderly Picton man

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

Editorial: It’s all about respect

Patients missing out on help with health care costs

Older workforce will be important

What Australia can learn from the New Zealand retirement system

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

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

National Portrait – Simon Challies, the retiring aged care boss

Summerset bonds aimed at ‘mums and dads’

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

Details of design U-turn on controversial retirement village revealed

What Next? takes on health, retirement and housing

Globetrotting volunteer to retire

Sue Allen: Marketers turn their gaze to the older audience

Big focus on helping older talent into workforce

A rare look at how older prison inmates are housed

Napier warehouse centre has add-value potential

Sir Peter Snell highlights scourge of elder abuse

Barber retires after 49 years cutting hair in Auckland central

A retired nurse’s personal health story

Heating bedrooms could be a lifesaver

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

Many disabled living in cold, damp houses – study

Vow to continue bus fight

Taking the fight to elder abuse in Marlborough

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

Elder Abuse Awareness Day – social worker shares tales of devastation

New technology giving older Australians the time of their lives

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

Offenders target Morrinsville retirees

Labour MP Annette King opens up on retirement plans

Elderly man tackles gun-wielding robber

Elderly most often abused by family

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

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

Immigration policy is not meeting skills shortage needs – Andrew Little

One hundred years of service

New hospice sets up in Levin to respond to ageing population

New 400 Club kicks off with a challenge

Forceful tradesmen leave retiree out of pocket

They’re both 97 but good luck getting these two Christchurch friends to stop working

Advocate’s advice to NZ if it decides to legalise euthanasia: Make it simple

Elderly person scammed by ‘house cleaners’

Let’s talk about sex – in rest homes, says Age Concern Nelson Tasman

Case for retirement villages made at Whanganui Grey Power meeting

Useful ‘fossils’

Retirement keeps Otago academic busy

Senior greyhounds take a walk on the wild side

Pensioner who strangled his ailing wife did it ‘for love’

Never too old to cook

Digital technology opens world of books to those who cannot see

Historic pay equity deal unanimously backed by MPs

Neighbours at war: Woman in court over damaged cars alleges dog poo thrown onto property

Emotional euthanasia debate kicks off

Petition calls for Wairoa dementia wing to stay

Group hears advantages of retirement villages

Semi-retirement: Can you really have the best of both worlds?

Healthy to deathly ill: Treated as if I were a loaded hand grenade

Serial child sex abuser with dementia released to rest home, High Court judge asks Ministry of Justice to fix law with ‘urgency’

Presbyterian Support van hit by vehicle which led police on pursuit

Retirement village homes in demand

Apartment living: downsizing in retirement

Queen’s Service Medal for Hibiscus Coast dog trainer

New owners for Taihape Four Square store

Touted as the world’s healthiest ingredient, olive oil may prevent brain tumours

Housing warning issued as Hamilton’s retirement age group increases

Northland bus services suffer dip in patronage

Mortgage at age 55? No way

Mark Vivian: Acting fast can save lives when it comes to a stroke

Doctor’s fees will increase unless Government stumps up more cash: GPs

Pre-schoolers cherish their elderly neighbours

Search for elderly man who fell out of tinny ends in tragedy, but grandchildren swim to safety

NZ share trading activity rises in May, even as value falls

Record numbers at ED prompt debate

Political Roundup: Wealthy donors influencing politics in 2017

Peter Sallis, voice of Wallace and Gromit, dies at 96

The financial struggles senior citizens face go beyond retirement

Elderly Christchurch couple to be refunded for dodgy car

Malnutrition in Elderly

Political Roundup: Is the Government spending enough on health?

Pay equity bill pushing care sector ‘off a cliff’

Extra $7 million for SCDHB will help tackle ‘cost pressures’ says chief executive

Over 240 nurses supported to take vital roles

A retirement village to an art gallery in a weekend

Older New Zealanders battling bigger mortgages

Summerset Group to sell $100m of six-year retail bonds

Celebrating Thelma Crosby’s legacy

Memory Shop moves to Birkenhead to raise more money for dementia patients

A long life is just more time to be healthy and happy

New Ryman leader shares cultural values

Older Kiwis carrying debt into retirement

80-year-old upset by theft  of car’s wheels

Louise Thompson: Five quick tips to boost winter wellbeing

Mental health and addiction trial programmes follow review

No regrets for elderly who tap their homes equity

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer’s are dying at home

Phil Gifford: How rugby can conquer concussion

Too many of New Zealand’s elderly going hungry – report

Love was ‘bewildered’ during trial, court told

Max Rashbrooke: A Government trying to make up for past neglect

Daughter fights for rest home refund

Budget 2017: Health funding to record levels with $1.7b injection to DHBs

Tim Fairbrother: Hit your savings goals

Big-scale construction projects drive values to ‘record’ levels

Is it better to rent or own your own home?

Budget ‘not a lot of use’ for elderly

Grey Power unhappy at Aurora plan

Body-shaming Playboy model Dani Mathers sentenced

Phone scammers infect computers

Northland therapist trainee says humour a vital skill when working with Alzheimer’s patients

Elderly man suffers nasty gash to face, refused an ambulance

Visa proposals could leave migrants isolated – advisers

Glimpse of future: Fly over Ryman’s newest retirement village

Giant bowel and mock surgeries to jolt rural people about importance of GP visits at new Fieldays Health Hub

Elderly sisters die within 12 hours of each other

Elderly resident in shock after house goes up in flames in Pirongia

South Canterbury aged care providers hope for boost in Budget 2017

Budget 2017: Parties seek big boost in health funding

Why I’m happy to move in to a retirement home

More Asians and Maori – The changing face of Tauranga

James Bond actor Roger Moore dies aged 89

Meet the travelling retirees who have spent 4 years living in Airbnbs around the world

Holmdene footpath petition gets action from Clutha District Council

Health budget will need an extra $1.1b, economist says

Teenage scammer targeting vulnerable elderly in Hawke’s Bay

Gwyneth Paltrow ridiculed over cucumber claims on Goop, but doctors say she’s right

Budget 2017: Pressure to increase KiwiSaver saving rates

Hefty silver lining to Bay’s ageing baby boomers

Low to no job security in aged care work: survey

Dementia patient: ‘I will choose the date of my death’

Budget Buster: The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ needs to toughen up

Parkinson’s disease forces Ryman chief executive to step down

Funding lift for rest-homes

Why do we let our elderly die of broken hearts?

 Gloria’s Handbag jam-packed with intergenerational fun

Ryman founder to sell office building for reinvestment in aged care

Elderly parents successfully sue daughter for $367,000 over unpaid loan

Pay parity: private stays private

‘Let me pay for your shopping’: Woman’s heartwarming gesture to elderly man warms Kiwi hearts

Elderly couple married for 62 years die hand-in-hand in hospital less than 90 minutes apart

Elderly woman shooed teens wielding fake gun from Hamilton dairy during attempted robbery

The guilt, sadness and financial loss for families when someone enters aged care

Pay equity deal creating unfair pay conditions for other staff, rest homes say

Bay home support funding doubles

Music’s magic resparks ‘lost’ memories in dementia sufferers

Kirk Hope: What will the pay equity settlement mean for small business?

Ill elderly couple betrayed

Aged 103? There’s still time to get fit: ‘You use it or you lose it’

Elderly Whanganui woman should have focused on getting out of burning house

Canada now has more seniors than children

Four ways to make your money last in retirement

Earthworks lay foundations for $125m retirement village in Nelson’s Port Hills

Cyclist 85 years old and still setting records

Artist brightens up unused space for elderly residents

NZ needs 200,000 extra service workers in next three years, new report warns

Digging, planting, chopping, helping

University’s proposed staff cuts could hurt elderly

Renowned hunter and author Kim Swan reveals dementia battle

Mentors teach boys canoe craft in Niue

Man admits assaulting elderly amputee outside Palmerston North MMA gym

Rachel Stewart: Pesky ECGs (elderly Caucasian gents) need to get out more

Research shows walking slowly could be an early warning sign of illness

‘Amazing’ day as $2 billion pay equity deal for aged care workers is signed off

$200,000 lost: Former staff member allegedly defrauds Marton rest home

Review of disability services about to start following Ruby Knox murder

Auckland DHB staff survey shows more than half feel rushed and undervalued

Sheep dog trials – one day you’re a rooster, the next a feather duster

Baby visits give dose of happiness to retirement village residents

Buses dominate aged-care meeting

Ryman begins building its biggest village

Sexy sixties: These grandmothers prove there is no age limit on beauty

A Life Story – Dora Suuring, Dutch resistance fighter dies, aged 102

Former Chateau Village rest home reunion planned for Queen’s Birthday Weekend at Balclutha

Your chance to learn Bridge

Christchurch centenarian Bill Mitchell turns 104 just after having licence renewed

Campaign promotes accessible city spaces in Christchurch

NZ the lucky country when it comes to superannuation

Names on Boulcott war memorial wrong as second battle looms

Microwave fire at rest home

Russell Hoban: Nothing prepares you for the care of an elderly parent

Edgecumbe flood rescuer saves kids, elderly and dogs

Bad sleep behind aged health woes – study

Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90

Australian private equity Adamantem buys into NZ aged-care operator Heritage Lifecare

Liz Koh: Get a grip on the uncertainties of retirement

Tensions ‘very high’ in Christchurch retirement village due to battle over fence

Court rules woman with Alzheimer’s must stay in New Zealand despite family’s protests

Reaching out to the elderly through song

Elderly man missing from Wellington found safe in Rotorua

Woman who ripped off her elderly father ordered to cough up

Elderly man gets into his truck to help his old dairy and stop it falling victim to flooding again

Timaru District Council urged to buy more land for parks and green spaces

Dementia numbers expected to triple

Summerset expansion sees 1Q sales rise

Flu vaccines now available

Talk on retirement at Cosmopolitan Club

Queenstown retirement village consent application amended, approved

Summerset sales up, demand good

Research has found that Marmite could help prevent dementia

Asbestos find in Porirua flats will see some elderly residents temporarily rehomed

Elderly targeted and losing money in landscaping con, police warn

Elderly passenger left humiliated after British Airways staff refuse to let her use the toilet

Bumpy paths upset seniors

Oamaru RSA pitched for a community housing venue

Four ‘ingredients’ for a rich retirement revealed in FMA survey

How does your financial health measure up?

A gypsy hut for the generations

2000 plants stolen from Flaxmere community garden

After 71 years of marriage, elderly couple devoted to each other die just minutes apart

Blind, elderly Christchurch man signed over home to son over fear he would leave

Focussing on protecting the elderly

Look who’s talking: ‘Respect the elderly and learn from their advice’

Maori King’s sister dies aged 63

Kept on toes for 46 years was quite some feet

Ministerial discretion only recourse for elderly couple

Call for next stage of aged-care facility

Oceania Healthcare out to raise $200m in a share float

A lifetime of art, love, and collecting

Growing demand for village lifestyle

Research focuses on ethical quality of elderly care

Do you really need to wash with soap?

Editorial: Quake brain is real and the cost of Canterbury’s psychological recovery has been underestimated

Video: The nerve-shredding moment firefighters rescue elderly man from burning building

Geriatric hospital, childcare consent refused by Auckland Council

Govt looks to prioritise palliative care

Your ability to earn is worth protecting

Win tickets to the Auckland Retirement Lifestyle & Travel Expo 2017

Alzheimers Taranaki holds cuppa for a cause fundraiser

Marathon man combines fashion and fundraising

FA to investigate dementia link

Painkillers like ibuprofen can increase the risk of heart disease

Victory’s community nurse retires after decade-long service

Delivery company bringing cigarettes, alcohol to Aucklanders’ doors

Flesh is willing but solitude strikes the elderly

Greed of children stands in way of ‘equity release’

Rotorua Grey Power members help with party policy about dealing with the elderly (+video)

Emergency departments experiencing unprecedented demand

Elderly home invasion victim Eileen Harwood touched by public generosity

Lack of resources ‘soul-destroying’, healthcare workers say in roadshow

Many Kiwis have no idea how much income they need to retire – Kiwi Wealth

Algies Bay retirement home fashion show a win

The busy social life of 101-year-old Norma Lakeland

Age-reversing pill that Nasa wants to use will begin human trials within six months

Elderly woman hospitalised after fire ravages her Raglan home

Franklin seniors’ surprising stories sought for photography project

Song and dance – on film – for coffin club

Napier lifestyle village development approved

A club that stimulates your brain

94-year-old woman honored for 44 years working at McDonalds

The last taboo: Why women aren’t supposed to age

Canterbury health system struggles under load of hip and knee patients

Retirement village progress

The final insult: Family’s heartache after wrong cemetery plot – and already in use – dug at Auckland cemetery

Chileans protest against pension system

40 people to a property, eight people to a room: inside the nightmare that is renting in Queenstown

Bucking the system

Elderly Auckland lifestyle village residents lose their locks to support Kiwis with leukaemia

Special song can break through fog of dementia

New study finds stronger necks mean fewer concussions

How 100 million Facebook video views affected a 24-year-old Kiwi and his great-nan

East Meets East to tell stories of Chinese elderly, migration and friendship

Using your head over concussion

Graeme Duckett: The generation of collectors

Test reveals risk of developing dementia

$1 million windfall for DHB as pharmacists in PHO prove their worth

Rise of the retirement village: One of New Zealand’s first turns 40

IDEA Services support staff ‘shell-shocked’ by decision to withdraw from services

IDEA Services plans to cut 5 per cent of its business, affecting more than 1000 service users

Disability support workers vote on strike

George Clooney surprised an elderly fan on her birthday

Tikitiki wants answers on replacement health clinic

FDA OKs new drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson’s

Hawke’s Bay growth in village people follows nationwide trend

Frank Greenall: Nordics show us the way

Enthusiasm greets school of rural health idea but Waikato Uni says it’s not enough

The power of ‘our song’: the musical glue that binds across the ages

Blown away by turnout

Elderly And Disabled Assistive Technology Market To Surpass $26 Billion By 2024

New retirement village planned for Waipukurau

Newshub poll: Majority support National’s pension age increase

Shirtless Bieber dances with senior citizen in Queenstown

The right to intimacy

Elderly don’t know where to find help for mental health issues

Scripts too dear for rural Maori

Yes We Care online survey reveals grim truths in South Taranaki

Disability support workers mull strike over pay

Are we on the brink of a retirement revolution?

Liz Weston: Retire right — plan to do it twice

Japan offers funeral discounts to elderly drivers who give up their licences

Sex in rest home research prompts call to re-think elderly needs, desires and rights

Tourism may be too much of a good thing for overwhelmed New Zealand

Aged care to meet the needs of all

Roger Hanson: The vital role of vitamin D

Think about funding your retirement

Slim win for those against lifting the pension age

‘He could not survive deportation’: 92-year-old war veteran denied Australian visa because of health costs

Lighting up Rotorua’s City Focus

Golf cart improves access to Whangarei Quarry Gardens

Alan France: Why the notion of ‘generation wars’ should be confined to political scrap heap

A little extra saving means you can decide your retirement age

Raising superannuation age is unfair for all Kiwi’s

Fundraiser Spectacular variety concert to top up Alzheimers Marlborough coffers

Don’t leave estate planning to chance

Well-travelled piano brings joy to retirement village residents

Jackson: Raising the retirement age isn’t fair

Residents from closed West Coast rest home going hungry, audit finds

Elderly, young families first in line for Gareth Morgan’s ‘universal income’ policy

Nana’s upset after ‘wee car’ stolen

Christchurch dementia patient takes rest-home worker’s car, drives it to Ashburton

Nannies fight back at P use

Strong interest in retirement facility

Key set to leave Parliament next week

Joe Bennett: Shaken and stirred by broken minds and broken bodies

Rugby: Former test star Shaun Longstaff joins concussion fight — ‘This is the experimental generation’

Cartoonist captured NZ psyche, brought joy to millions

‘Conman’ targeted elderly, pretending to be cop to fleece victims of thousands

Elderly couple accuse Immigration of ineptitude

Returned soldiers given a rough deal

Tom O’Connor: Millennials and Boomers need to stand together at the polls

Nelson nurse Nancy Shirtliff dedicated her life to others

Elderly gay and transgender being forced ‘back into the closet’ in retirement homes

Dave Armstrong: Ageism attacks between the generations are not OK

Contaminated salad recalled, harmful to children and elderly

Raising the retirement age to 67 not enough to support ageing population

Study of footballers’ brains highlights dementia concerns

Tamaki housing scrap: ‘They’re shifting out the poor’

Retirement ages should be linked to life expectancy

Sleeping longer than 9 hours could be a sign of dementia

Cannabis prohibition discriminates ‘against elderly’

Dot Judkins turns 107 as Christchurch looks to an older future

Working until 67 – the debate

Nelson’s Roundhay Retirement Village planning new development

Celebrity chef Simon Gault has created retirement village menus

The new labels: pre-old, old and super-old

Porirua dairy owner steps down after 25 years of icecreams and lolly bags\

Tightly knit crew create twiddler muffs for charity

NZ ranked best country in the world to retire in

Age No Bar: Elderly Indian Women Go to School for First Time

Pets may improve both physical and mental health

Status of wahine slipping behind

Threat of superannuation change rattles retirees

Ryman opens new village, opposition grows

Head injury alters genes in brain: study

On the job with Roses Restored, pampering the elderly

Coromandel residents pray for storm’s end

Treat Her Right: Why it’s time for us to start caring about care work

How to retire successfully: ‘You need to ask what you want out of life’

Meals-on-Wheels go out on time despite $30,000 worth of stolen equipment and food


About Eve Willams

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

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