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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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Timaru’s Mildred Low hangs up her car keys after 65 years behind the wheel

Elderly man comes away relatively unscathed after SH2 crash

Woman found guilty of attacking and robbing elderly man in Hastings

Taranaki gym class has elderly lining up to lift weights

Māori health workers told to ‘hot desk’ in new West Coast health centre

Petition after heavy trucks illegally parked near retirement village

Metlife stakeholders sell up despite backing takeover deal

Funding boost for age-friendly projects

Breakthrough discovery by NZ scientists could change the way dementia, strokes are treated

Concerns around the mental health needs of dementia patients

Roslyn aged-care home planned

Couple die on same day after almost 65 years together

Video technology to monitor and connect older people in their homes with retirement villages

Research reveals what coffee actually does to your body

Questions raised over tsunami warning system following Bay of Plenty false alarm

No time to care: Is there a crisis in caring for the elderly?

Secure dementia units filling as demand forecast to grow

A widow believes the anti-psychotic drug risperidone hastened her husband’s death in a rest home

Better attitudes to ageing enhance autumn years

Want to live healthier for longer? Study indicates wealth is the key

‘They’re better with us’: Grandparents on raising grandchildren, how Variety can help Kiwi kids

Work tees off on Fairway Gardens retirement home in Auckland

Glenbrae retirement village resident dies after being hit by car

Auckland University scientists discover world-first dementia treatment

Woman given suspended sentence after thieving $450,000 from nana with dementia

Get walking to help people with dementia

Elderly man waits more than two hours pressing ‘useless’ St John medical alarm

Support for dietitians at rest homes to deter malnutrition and under-eating

A warning for residential care facilities and hospitals caring for the elderly

Rest home residents not eating enough at risk malnutrition, study finds

Cemetery bollard restricting access to disabled and elderly – local

Ōhaupō early learning centre helps to combat older generation loneliness

Home help is on its way: All 605 Hawke’s Bay elderly to have service reinstated, will get apology

Elderly woman’s housework help cut by Hawke’s Bay DHB who told her chores help maintain health

Staying connected helps mental health in elderly

Gangrenous heel wound and ‘pattern of poor care’ in rest home death

New Zealand’s growing underclass: What happens when you’re stranded on the wrong side of the digital divide

Christmas cards stolen from Auckland rest home, opened and dumped at local park

Natural remedies company Promisia looks to buy rest homes

Timaru’s former Terrace Rest Home being demolished

‘Long lost grand-daughter’ ripped off dementia sufferer

73-year-old faces long wait for social housing in Christchurch

Submissions criticise Geraldine’s placement in Waitaki electorate

How a war hero ended his days drugged in a rest home

‘Extraordinary outpouring of generosity’: Auckland City Mission dishes up 1600 free Christmas lunches

Whanganui Christmas dinner all about community

NZ Super Fund on board with Metlifecare takeover

NZ shares gain; retirement village operators buoyed by M&A

Revised offer for Metlifecare, shares placed in trading halt

Kitset nightmare continues; elderly couple faces uncertain future

‘Pathetic’ police response to rock being smashed through people’s windows

Letters: Westpac bank closure in Greerton will impact elderly and disabled

E coli boil water notice for 2000 Christchurch households

Man in serious condition after ride-on mower accident

The unlikely age-group causing concern around the rising number of preventable drowning deaths

Cairnfield House in Whangārei transformed into Christmas wonderland

National promises to “cure the ailing health sector”

I love that my face is ageing

82-year-old loses life savings on incomplete tiny house

Employment course a pathfinder to passion

Nancy celebrates 107 years

NZ shares extend gains; Metlifecare knocks back takeover bid

Migrant numbers have dropped slightly in Southland due to longer visa processing times

A message to Westland and KiwiSaver investors: Coal is finished

Why KiwiSaver is still important in the age of lifelong renters

Old people have too much money? Don’t make me laugh

Family felt ‘sideswiped’ by care home’s assessment on mother

Dannevirke crew work for the community

Where food is more than a meal

Fraudster David Ross’ ‘remorse … won’t bring closure’, say victims

Palmerston North Hospital welcomes families to care on the wards

‘I fell in love with lifting weights – it saved my life’

Calls to stop using anti-psychotics as ‘chemical restraints’ for people with dementia

Pensioner brought to tears by festive act after spending 20 Christmases alone

Fight for better bus services in Waimakariri continues

Taranaki DHB confident with new laboratory company despite concerns from union

The enthusiasm for retiree rock has never run stronger in New Zealand

Sir Peter Snell dies: ‘words cannot describe the impact he has had’

Caring for elderly pets (the trick is to think of them as furry grandparents)

Are KiwiSaver members paying too much in fees?

Fast-tracked plan change for massive housing project comes under scrutiny

Declining number of rural doctors in Central Otago prompts new initiative

Be kind to your brain

Christchurch discovery holds promise for Alzheimer’s disease

Organisation that helped elderly use tech hits shuts down for the last time

New tools pick up health problems in elderly

Con artist and mother sentenced for $250,000 scam

Auckland man with Alzheimer’s found safe and well

HRV admits error after woman paid $3500 for a UV water filter she never got

Volunteers prepare for community Christmas lunches

Timaru rest home residents invited to St Mary’s Church service

Dawn marks 105th birthday with eponymous drop

Dr Brigid Ryan: Reducing the risk of dementia

Cancer researcher catches up with mentor in Timaru

Apostrophe Protection Society closes its doors, announcing that ‘the ignorance and laziness present in modern times have won!’

What you need to know about Parkinson’s Disease

The nonagenarian graduate: Doctorate in Medicine for 90-year-old Ron Trubuhovich

Lower Hutt resthome workers to strike over work hours

Eco projects bring Hamilton’s young and not-so-young together

Waitara Age Concern saved from closure after help steps in

Elderly not considered in road closure plans Stratford Grey Power says

Research uncovers stark gender pay gap among NZ medical specialists

Hospice Southland chief executive leaving

Levin community groups trying to ease anxiety among elderly after 90-year-old’s beating death

Airshed over the Mount Maunganui industrial area comes into effect

A pride of Lions get ready for New Plymouth’s Christmas parade

Retirement home residents ready for big adventure

Kaitaia rest home manager Jackie Simkins calls it a day

Growing human brain cells boosted by $380 million University of Auckland fundraiser

Former Whanganui deputy mayor and community advocate Lysbeth Noble dies

‘Alone and old, but tough’ – Elderly bodybuilder clobbers intruder with table, then beats him with broom

Nurse recruiting between countries could ramp up ahead of predicted global shortage

Arvida spending ‘millions’ on narrow rural road, Northland’s biggest village gets green light

Norovirus outbreak closes rest-home for 10 days

Money taken from veteran’s pension for three years after his death

Metlifecare hires Jarden to help with suitor

Why ‘elderly’ is being replaced with ‘older adults’ in medical circles

‘Please look after our elderly’: Scams targeting Pasifika people on the rise

Mid-air hero: Doctor sucks 800ml of urine from elderly man to save his life

Australian-owned Heritage Lifecare buys Christchurch’s Golden Healthcare

Ryman buys two retirement village sites and posts bumper half-year profit of $188.3m

Call to take population ageing more seriously

‘Santa to a Senior’ time again

Retiring comfortably in a city? Better save $800k

Australian treasurer under fire for suggesting older citizens work longer

Most healthy adults don’t need calcium or vitamin D supplements – study

Woman uses fake pizza order to call police for domestic violence help

Research shows not enough New Zealanders understand dementia

Don’t just fear memory loss. Take action now to keep your brain sharp.

Royal couple draw crowds at Waitangi

Gray powers to top award

Debate at first Whakatāne District Council committee meeting of triennium

Dementia support shortage splitting families

So many baby boomers are retiring this doctor quit his job to go build them luxury homes

Bringing toddlers and pensioners together equals happiness

Arvida pushes up net profit to $45m in six months

Over the rainbow: What happens when trans people get older

44 per cent not fairly paid

Metlifecare attracts ‘credible’ bidder after biggest trading day in over 2 years

The amount you need in the bank for a comfortable retirement

Tenancy Act changes will ‘destroy’ student flat market, force elderly to testify against ‘feral’ neighbours, Property Investors Federation says

Kimbolton Sculpture Festival to feature memorial artwork dedicated to Feilding stalwart

Complaints system for retirement care failing – Consumer NZ

Dannevirke kaumātua Manahi Paewai takes on new role

New Zealanders increasingly targeted as ‘money mules’

Will you get dementia? Many may not understand their risk

New Hāwera Hospital service to help people with mobility issues at home

Work on $150 million retirement village in New Plymouth to begin this month

Elderly Whangārei woman reunited with some of her dead husband’s stolen war medals

First residents move into $130m retirement village in Richmond

End of Life Choice Bill passes: What it means

Euthanasia campaigner fears spread of misinformation

Entertainer honoured with local hero award

As Boomers retire, what will the workplace look like?

Academic: older staff are valuable, must be retained

Get Lost Alzheimers Taupō event to buy tracking devices

Massive retirement village in Auckland’s Meadowbank one step closer

3D-printed models of the brain will help people understand dementia better

Early signs of vascular dementia prompt man to write life story

Taranaki DHB’s ‘collective failure’ preceded heart attack victim’s death, watchdog finds

Local voice sought on future of cash in NZ

Policies ‘hard-code’ differences between Baby Boomers and younger generations, researcher says

NZ shares gain, retirement villages buoyed by Auckland housing market bounce

Former top civil servant backs others who told ministers of Winston Peters’ superannuation over-payments

ACC investment chief quitting to found own firm – with ACC as anchor customer

A role for government in getting us all together

A son’s battle to protect his father from elder abuse and convict the woman who stole thousands of dollars from him

The dirty little secret in this migration debate

Massage, music therapy manage dementia symptoms as well as antipsychotic drugs, study finds

Niece sentenced to community detention over neglect of elderly woman

Auckland’s giant Santa to be retired after nearly 60 years

Advice crucial for retirees with investments

OK kids – this boomer has had enough

Dogs really can chase away loneliness

Missing Auckland woman with dementia found safe and well

All Age Concern needs is clients

Rotorua invited to take part in Rhythm Therapy workshop

‘Never think old’ – Nine centenarians at Aussie rest home reveal secrets to longevity

Woman sentenced for neglecting aunt who was left with ulcers and lying in her own waste

Virtual healthcare assistant for the elderly piques interest

Concern for elderly with future of cash up in the air

My father loves football, but it may have cost him his mind

Grey Power president urges security measures among elderly after assault of 90-year-old woman

Inland Revenue cheque policy change upsets elderly

Abuse in Care inquiry: Number of claimants increasing – law firm

Budget Buster: Annuities might not spin your KiwiSaver into gold

Elderly warned to not let strangers inside home after 90yo seriously injured

Kiwis still falling for long-running postal scratchie scam

Immigration move a ‘game-changer’ for aged care workers

Oxygen for intensive care unit patients no longer ‘holy water’, study says

Government launches plan to tackle elderly loneliness, employment issues

In pursuit of a dementia-friendly society

Controversial Shelly Bay development granted resource consent

Herbs to aid digestion, heart health & immune system

New Retirement Commissioner appointed to $300k-plus role

Champagne retirement lifestyle within reach in Paeroa

Horizons investigates taxi bungle in which elderly woman missed partner’s funeral

Kids and the Elderly keep cash use alive, Reserve Bank study finds

Mugged and robbed: Elderly woman ‘targeted’ after supermarket visit

Lyndale team tops in NZ for elder care

The lamb that changed a life

Preventing bone injury in older women wins NZ science award

The Choice: Don’t rely on retirement for happiness in your 60s and 70s, rely on good health and grandkids

Lead found in Christchurch drinking water

Social programme for Whanganui kaumātua contributes to whānau wellness

Western Bay focuses on active ageing

Musician Greg Christiansen still rocking the rest homes

Landlord delays retirement to pay for meth decontamination at New Lynn property

Rotorua retirement village changes hands, $12m investment in the works

Early Alzheimer’s drug ‘light at end of the tunnel’, world body says

The Choice: Humour, health and love in your 80s and 90s

Daughter furious dementia patient charged with killing her elderly father

Canterbury gardeners warned over risk of pneumonia-like Legionnaires’ disease

Wedding highlight for retirement village

Hundreds join 147th birthday party for ‘Josephine’

Palmerston North sewing machine dealership’s future hanging by a thread after 70 years

Fresh hope for Alzheimer’s sufferers over drug that could slow disease

Lets talk law: The validity of Wills

Body of missing man Mike McClennan found

Competitive spirit alive as kaumātua olympics gets underway in Whanganui

Yale researchers find cells linked to leading cause of blindness in elderly

Melbourne carer Simon Prodanovich jailed for 5.5 years for rape of elderly client

Grey Power alarmed by aged care complaints

Earthworks for retirement village in Kerikeri can go ahead

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

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

Commissioner finds rest home at fault in care of elderly woman

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

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

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

Diwali brings laughter among Care Home residents

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

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

Out of retirement into full time gardening

Pension system unsustainable with retiring boomers and low KiwiSaver contributions

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

Euthanasia compounds isolation, academic says

$170,000 from Christchurch scam ends up in Perth

Plan to take care of elderly

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

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

Green light for $120 million retirement village development in Greytown

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

Fundraising campaign launched for aged and dementia care village

Age old truths come knocking on our doors

Age Concern Whanganui seeking volunteers and older people for visiting service

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

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

Proposed Kiwisaver changes could boost retirement incomes

Poll: Should millionaires get the pension?

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

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

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

Kahungunu plans for Masterton hospital site

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

Deft ploy paid off

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

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

Blend of skills among those elected to new SDHB

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

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

Mangakahia Lions Club to celebrate milestone with dinner

Dust up over ashes

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

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

Therapy dogs keen to spread joy

Elderly Avondale woman likely died from medical event – police

Superannuation cost could be covered by higher taxes for wealthy

Retirement Commissioner: Higher tax rate for working pensioners worth considering

Short film captures loneliness research

Retirement village approved

Mac Welsh: Shocking claims show need for Aged Care Commissioner

187 million emails sent every 60 seconds SeniorNet boss tells Timaru

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

Dementia from a Māori worldview

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

Rest home to close

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

Opinion: Library closures, that rings a bell

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

Oldies get ready, war is coming

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

KiwiSaver members need to identify correct mix

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

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

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

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

West Coast leaders call for dementia care funding changes

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

Southland woman Helen Youngson celebrates turning 100

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

Is gaining weight as you get older inevitable?

$22m retirement village on the rise

Celebrating the elderly with a high tea lunch in Taranaki

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

The level of drinking scientists say could help ward off dementia

Whanganui’s annual Memory Walk raising awareness of dementia

Fund label system needed to avoid KiwiSaver ‘greenwashing’

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

Should hospices have to rely on sausages sizzles for funding?

Elderly couple found dead on bed at Christchurch house

It isn’t a sin to be digitally illiterate

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

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

Women’s health goes digital

More arrests over phone scam targeting vulnerable Kiwis

Grey Power president hits back at bullying allegations

Wise Wonders: Who would you have dinner with?

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

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

Aged population in South Canterbury increases

International Day of Older Person showcases talents and skills

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

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

New community garden for Tauranga care home

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

Unwelcome news for the comfortable bastions of older men

Older people deserve more credit for the rise of ethical investing

Retirement Commission’s aim to close retirement wealth gender gap

Family encourages others to seek help after devastating dementia diagnosis

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

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

Plumber praised for heartwarming detail on elderly woman’s bill

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

Nurses clash with rest home provider over staffing hours

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

Call for aged-care funding model changes

Making memories: Shannon man with Alzheimers wins prize

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

We’re not a loving couple any more

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

Tauranga aged care facility with long lease and redevelopment potential

Broadcaster Mark Sainsbury wants a ‘champion for the elderly’

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

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

Age Concern, Flaxmere assists hundreds over its 25 year lifespan

Dementia doesn’t care what age you are

Diversional therapy an integral part of aged care

Carmen Hall: Rest homes should utilise migrant workforce

Stratford Primary School pupils visit rest homes to perform kapa haka

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

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

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

Sunshine and smiles at Dannevirke’s Memory Walk

South Canterbury memory walk to remember Kiwis affected by dementia

A life-changing diagnosis – living with Alzheimers

Rotorua woman honoured to care for mother with dementia

The Rotorua childcare centre making a difference to the elderly

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

Backyard Banter: Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons

Historic houses demolished for retirement units

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

St John volunteers putting smiles on dials in emergency department

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

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

Mum made him buy a rest homev

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

Whanganui Community Foundation’s fund grows; new trustees appointed

Rebuilt aged care rest home placed on the market for sale

Push for new housing option for seniors

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

The 5 biggest money mistakes people make before they retire

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

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

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

The young will pay for the rising retirement burden

Meeting demand: Region’s retirement village development boom

How to fight age discrimination in the workplace

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

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

Elderly woman dies day after late discovery of large knee wound

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

PM firm on keeping retirement age at 65

Are we any closer to achieving pay equity?

Māori elderly and disabled ‘forgotten’ New Zealanders – report

Horowhenua mayoral candidates make elderly focal point at first election soapbox

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

Pets pay therapeutic visit to rest home

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

New Plymouth’s youngest rest home resident celebrates first birthday

What older women wished you knew about them

Low income retirement village residents able to claim rates rebates

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

Couple remarry after husband with dementia forgets wedding, proposes again

Proud nana revealed as mystery cake baker

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

Govt announces employment strategy

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

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

Elderly man missing after fishing trip

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

Legal action over Kerikeri retirement village possible

Music and dance positive for dementia patients: stuff

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

Free budgeting advice to help families who lack financial resilience

Offers to insulate freezing social housing units in Christchurch

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

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

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

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

Preschoolers enrich Canterbury retirement village with play group visits

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

The growing movement that encourages workers to retire early

Lost medals, owner reunited

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

Does the future of autonomous cars start in retirement villages?

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

Ryman executives promise to listen more carefully to communities

Fake health worker helps elderly while stealing their pain medication

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

Public meeting gathers sale option feedback on pensioner flats

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

Hospital rest-home facility full

Menzshed Waimea wins Supreme AgeConnect Champion Award

Adele Ferguson on investigating our banks and why whistleblowing matters

Indian Curries: Bringing Food Diversity in Aged-Care Homes

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

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

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

RSA president wants rules relaxed so graves can be restored

SPCA requires more foster families nationwide

When $1million isn’t quite enough

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

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

Work on multimillion-dollar aged-care facility begins

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

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

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

Care of elderly man at risk of falls

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

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

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

Award-winning author Heather Nicholson had last laugh

Backyard Banter: Help make NZ more dementia friendly

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

Rest-home enjoying return to success

Good tucker and a beer the recipe for a long life

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

Symptoms of some drugs may imitate dementia

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

Dame Judi Dench backs new dementia care campaign

Most issues at rest-home addressed, recent audit shows

Levin’s Te Whanau residents glam up for ball

Loneliness can kill, Age Concern Nelson Tasman hui hears

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

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

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

Older Kiwis particularly feeling effects of fluctuating interest rates

Oceania Healthcare prepares for more discerning baby boomers

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

New developments set to boost Nelson’s retirement village population

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

Nelson ponders how to deal with ageing population

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

Elderly Whangārei woman recognises mail scam and wants to warn others

District Health Boards are still relevant, South Canterbury chairman says

‘Gorgeous’ roosters outstay welcome

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

Awards honour nurses and midwives’ service

Man with Down syndrome wins change to Kiwisaver

KiwiSaver: Four reasons you could withdraw before retirement

Why grandmas are getting inked

They’re putting the IT into Kaiti

New manager enjoying life in new surroundings

Former All Black Ian Jones’ free feed brings community together

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

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

Helen Mirren is happy to get older

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

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

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

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

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

Roosters raid Dunedin rest home

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

Elderly woman found after failing to return from grocery store

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

Tararua health expo planning well underway

Cure more difficult than identifying the cause

One hundred years of care and support in Southland

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

Rest-home falls short in audit

Healthy choices for a longer life

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

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

How to spot the signs of dementia in a loved one

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

Go on, express your inner child

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

Wheels in motion for rural bus service in Nelson Tasman

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

Resthome resident’s missing front teeth unnoticed by staff

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

Aged-care firm stumps up for road upgrade in Kerikeri

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

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

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

Retirement after 54 years – on the third go

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

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

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

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

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

Northland senior citizen’s retirement savings misused

Cautious optimism over changes to Family Funded Care

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

Cold and ill but bill puts heat pump off limits

Japan looks to tech solutions for elderly drivers

Petition started to reinstate home-care services for elderly

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

Specially designed chair brightens up lives

Sisters celebrate milestones

Emotional ceremony reopens Sands room at Palmerston North Hospital after refurbishment

Elderly Tauranga man missing from home

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

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

Care of the elderly: much more to do

SuperGold members given more travel time

Aussie flu season killing dozens

Caregiver who swindled 94-year-old named

More pensioner housing is on the way for Cambridge

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

Petition against Kiwibank closure delivered to Parliament

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

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

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

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

Assisted dying blocked for dementia sufferers under proposed Western Australia laws

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sanderson Group sells three villages to Arvida

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

The gift of volunteering

Evacuation as firefighters called out to rest-home

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

Northland’s Ray Woolf celebrates 60 years of entertainment

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

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

Winter adds pressure to low income households

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

Old and lonely: Inevitable or avoidable?

Elderly man killed while riding mobility scooter in Mount Maunganui

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

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

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

Two Lower Hutt marae provide escape from isolation for the elderly

Teenagers rescue elderly woman from car submerged in Christchurch lake

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

Euthanasia laws come into effect in Australian state of Victoria

Editorial: GPs the key to rest home care

New retirement village bosses call for cost cuts

Horowhenua Grey Power upset at Kiwibank cheque phase-out

Divestment possible as Tasman District Council reviews its pensioner housing

Chats vital for dementia patients

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

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

Editorial: Sad NZ needs elderly abuse awareness week

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

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

Plans for $100m luxury retirement village

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

Superannuation remaining at 65 – Is it still possible?

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

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

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

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

Call for compensation after rest home subsidy stuff-up

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

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

The diet that’s shrinking your brain

Mollie Loftus recognised for 20 years volunteering with elderly

As more elderly wander off, LandSAR suggests tracking devices

Rotorua superheroes who volunteer their time celebrated with National Volunteer Week

Royal District Nursing Service making cuts to home support service

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

Hundred and not bowled out

Outbreaks, death, vaccine shortages as flu season hits Waikato

Cognitive impairments behind one in five missing person searches

400 sign petition for northern swimming pool site

Can New Zealand’s superannuation age remain at 65?

Andrew Dickens: Perilous position of rural healthcare

Nelson pensioners stressed by decision to sell community housing

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

Hugs all round as Northland’s oldest person turns 107

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

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

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

Police locate body of missing elderly man in Lower Hutt

Seniors think big

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

Fire that killed elderly resident not thought suspicious

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

Sensory spaces offer soothing for the young and old

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

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

Retirement village operator buys Kerikeri RSA

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

Older, wiser to what doesn’t change

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

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

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

NZ facing flu vaccine shortage as illness surges

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

First homes completed for $130m retirement village at Richmond

Dementia sufferer unfit to stand trial for murdering partner Edith Roderique

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

Diane Maxwell’s exit heralds new Retirement Commissioner

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

Retirement village to boost Blenheim’s housing options

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

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

Ryman Healthcare receives consent for new $100m retirement village

Investment needed to keep elderly well at home

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

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

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

Teaching elderly people to use tech

Sleepless in Waiuku senior finds love online at 75

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

Ambitious expansion plans revealed by Ryman in flat market

Call to screen for malnutrition

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

Going gently into that good night

The link between cardiovascular health and dementia

How to combat Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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

WHO guidelines highlight the growing issue of dementia

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

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

Rotorua Techweek has something for everyone

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

Old bums too much for Auckland Transport

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

Are you taking too many pills?

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

Winston Peters, Jacinda Ardern send mixed messages over KiwiSaver changes

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

Inequities in rural health

The only way was down

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

Senior drivers and licence renewal

Senior flatting ‘a good solution’

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

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

Dropping cheques opens up elderly to abuse – Age Concern

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

Supported living units for elderly favoured

Widower’s struggle with loneliness prompts big response

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

About Eve Williams

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

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