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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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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

Elderly woman victim in ‘disgusting’ mugging on Rotorua street

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

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

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

Mid-winter power cuts for Hamilton retirement village

Scientists reveal older people really are more racist

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

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

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

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

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

Canine tracker team first for Northland search and rescue group

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

Pacific-style elderly care could be under threat in NZ

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

Assisted dying’s risk of coercion

10 warning signs of elder abuse

Facing up to an age old problem

Plum spot for resthome

Ageing workforce may not be as bad as we think

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

Euthanasia submissions splinter over dementia

Skills list to help trades shortage

Last resident leaves New Plymouth’s Mission Rest Home

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

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

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

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

Veterans home raises century

Montecillo Home opens

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

Buzz Aldrin sues children, alleging misuse of his finances

Pasifika elderly care subject of new study

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

Stroke rate expected to increase 40%

Elderly residents upset

Mental health and addiction support workers to get pay equity

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

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

Gore’s Gear to retire after 35 years

Housing NZ converts south Auckland rest home into transitional housing facility

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

Herpes virus linked to Alzheimer’s disease in new research

Elder Abuse Awareness Week highlights issue in Tauranga and Western Bay

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

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

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

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

Mark Sainsbury: New Zealand’s elderly need your help

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

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

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

Medical schools team up to face palliative care ‘crisis’

Call for rural health to be part of review

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

Sam Johnson: Our elderly need more options than rest home

Horowhenua retirement village taken to heart

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

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

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

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

Could we spot dementia decades before diagnosis?

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

Ruby red and full of goodness

Elder abuse can be a subtle thing

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

Auckland rest home back under fire over elderly abuse

Rest home residents help neighbour fight fire

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

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

Two women switched at birth 72 years ago are reunited

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

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

Māori food practices could keep kaumātua healthy

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

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

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

Vulnerable Kiwis need alternate places to borrow money

Here’s how KiwiSaver needs to change, experts say

Love of music shared with rest homes

Financial abuse of the elderly common and unacceptable

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

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

What the ‘retirement village effect’ brings to a neighbourhood

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

Health review should consider making doctors’ visits free to all

Picking up your feet

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

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

Time for a fairer share for workers

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

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

Silent disco gets Auckland rest home residents moving

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

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

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

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

Elder abuse problem ‘underestimated’ in society: social worker

Biggest beneficiary debtors still receiving NZ Superannuation or main benefits

Too much oxygen can kill very ill patients – study

Keen for dental therapists to extend services

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

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

Scammers hit elderly for $1m in three months

Unfortunately elder abuse getting more common in our society

Concerned about elder abuse, states loan out secret cameras

Community stalwarts honoured with Queen’s Service medals

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

Robots develop at speed as they run and incorporate muscle

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

Mary Holm: Airbnb — your retirement fund?

Union membership decreasing as workers retire

The Christchurch elders who forgot to retire

Peter Lyons: Why our most profitable industries pay miserable wages

Chinese speakers needed for caring calls that relieve loneliness

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

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

Reported elder abuse tip of iceberg

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

Karori residents ask for sophisticated architecture for planned retirement village

Age Concern Nelson Tasman presents inaugural AgeConnect Champion awards

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

The Latest: Woman found dead near hospital was not patient

Tracking pendant finds dementia sufferers

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

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

Ryman Healthcare plans new $100 million retirement village

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

How your name can influence the way others see you

Ngāpuhi elder Kingi Taurua laid to rest

Royal wedding bells sing at Vickery Court Home and Hospital

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

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

Retirement village boost for Hamilton

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

Brockie: Dementia linked to poverty

How much money do you need to stop working?

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

Retirees struggle to buy into the retirement village market

Study shows an eye exam could detect early signs of dementia

Study to probe sleep’s hidden link with dementia

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

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

Local Focus: Elderly compete at the Rest Home Games

More elderly with mental health issues

Warming up for climate fight

Dunedin residents disagree over euthanasia issue

The twilight years of your career

Metlifecare buys development site near Pine Harbour in south east Auckland

Grey Power takes issues to NPDC chief executive at AGM

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

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

Mosgiel post boxes to go

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

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

Life-long lovebirds wouldn’t be kept apart

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

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

Study to look into whether dogs can detect cancer

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

Rotorua’s elderly get into spirit as royal wedding approaches

Oamaru care home displays historic wedding dresses

Wellington warned of IRD phone scam

Budget finds favour with elderly groups in Canterbury

Why women live longer than men, but retire earlier

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

Breast cancer survivor Carol shares her message of hope

Rock and roll retirement

Rural health workforce reaching crisis point

Study to probe sleep’s hidden link with dementia

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

When the memory fades, the musical magic lingers

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

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

Elderly couple live in isolation after following kids to NZ

Focus on hospitals, DHB funding

Keep on keeping on? You better believe it.

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

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

Call for more workers to join health and wellbeing sectors

The bizarre jobs that are about to rise

Made to measure: a home designed for retirement in Eastbourne

‘Tornado’ rips through Tauranga retirement village

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

Youth at home with elderly women

Appeal on behalf of elderly

Raising care in rest homes

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

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

Health clinics here for Vietnam War veterans

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

The Kiwi intergenerational playgroup that’s gone international

Stories of dementia reveal what remains and what is lost

Travel plans in jeopardy after euthanasia advocate decides against appeal

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

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

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

Hospice preparing for future demand by training aged-care providers

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

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

Rest home investigation finds bloodied sheets, maggots

Elderly woman struck down on crossing in Stratford

Community wants a voice on proposed Maunu housing development

Waiheke community housing project tackles obstacles

Men die quicker but women are sicker

Taranaki nurse retires after almost 50 years in the job

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

Elderly man keeps Tirau Tidy

Scammer’s sentencing delayed by positive drug test

More Americans expect to work until 70; there are benefits

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

Andrew Dickens: Is the Govt creating more housing problems?

HNZ responds to opinion over potential Whangarei state housing development

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

Hospital chief exec quits suddenly

Retirement villages providing boost for economy

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

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

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

Few empty buildings in easy access Morrinsville

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

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

The Monday Extract: Losing Mum to dementia

New Zealand boxers hit by early onset dementia

Grandparents invest savings in medicinal cannabis for next generation

Ardern addresses ‘the elephant in the room’

Older workers may lose third of income through injuries

Helping others: What goes around comes around

Study highlights link between Pasifika boxers and dementia

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

Where will the new Southlanders live?

Horowhenua pensioners worried about burden of increased rates

Wellington couple behind ‘stylish’ new mobility walker

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

Construction to start on new hospital wing at Taranaki rest home

Midlife dementia could be linked to anxiety – study

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

More grandparents seeking help

Twitter unites to support early onset dementia patient

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

Call for free over-80s shingles vaccine

Day group for elderly keeps loneliness at bay

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

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

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

Breaking the stigma of rest home food

A Life Story: Educator Winifred Hoy dies, aged 109

Euthanasia Bill risks are too great – expert

Too old to guide: When a guide dog reaches retirement

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

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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