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What’s in the news around NZ?

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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Rest homes preparing as virus concern for the vulnerable elderly grows

Chief Ombudsman Welcomes Visit By International Aged Care Expert

Millennials ashamed to admit they’re lonely due to stigma, report says

Govt issues guidance for aged care providers

Pre-existing conditions key to Covid19 risk

Retirees fill up handbags to help Women’s Refuge

‘Don’t expect future generations to look after you’: Economist’s warning for retirees

Coronavirus: Auckland rest home resident tested, staff members isolated

Coronavirus: Dos and Don’ts of self isolation – your questions answered

Dementia death spike not surprising, Alzheimer’s chief executive says

Life story: Country music legend Pat Dugan’s celebrated life performance

New Plymouth rest home ‘too busy’ to provide humane care to terminally-ill woman

Money for CAB

Coronavirus: Retired GPs and nurses could be called on

Late-night search finds 78-year-old missing man Lewis Hewitt

Northland’s first potential coronavirus case being tested

Hospitals are already short-staffed. Covid-19 could stretch them to the limit

As coronavirus quietly spread, a nondescript nursing home became the deadliest hot spot in the US

Coronavirus: Infected Sydney doctors went to conference with 77 medical practitioners

Five reasons to make a trip for an eye test

KiwiSaver members won’t be shortchanged by managers cutting fossil fuels

Sense of community in Third Place benefits lonely people

Elderly NSW woman, Australia’s second coronavirus death, caught illness from nurse

Kiwi coronavirus patient had ‘significant interaction’ with public, medical staff weren’t alerted by centre – employee

Coronavirus: Disease has mutated into two strains – one more aggressive, say scientists

Dannevirke Community Board helps fund Woodville expo for elderly

Elder abuse: Offender granted permanent name suppression

Warning Govt may not be able to boost KiwiSaver balances and keep fees down

Alzheimer’s patient suffered fatal brain bleed after rest home ‘fails’ to monitor her

NZ rest homes ‘not geared up’ for coronavirus outbreak, calls for national action plan

Multi-million dollar health and wellness centre on the way

Retirement not an option for Whanganui motor specialist and drag racer

Coronavirus: Rest homes, retirement villages plead for national aged care response plan

Resthome and nurses at fault after resident dies of brain bleed

Coronavirus: Who’s most at risk in an outbreak

Coronavirus: What are the chances of dying from the disease?

Number of teachers working past retirement age has doubled in past 10 years

Expo aims to connect volunteers and organisations in Nelson-Tasman region

Tinwald Garden Club rounds up members for 60th birthday event

Prepping for a pandemic: plans afoot at Waikato schools, councils, rest homes

Lower North Island District Health Boards prepared for Coronavirus

KiwiSaver shake-up: What the Government’s new rules mean for your nest-egg

What to do if the eyes no longer have it

Baby Boomer generation owns largest share of housing stock, and their property wealth keeps growing

The library is alive with the sound of brainwaves

‘Nana car’ one of the most popular for thieves

Rest home evicted a 90-year-old after her family raised concerns about her care

Elderly man found after going missing on walk in West Auckland2

ECan rolls on with Timaru public transport pilot

Fears ‘digital transformation’ of access to public services may leave vulnerable communities behind

Economist says we should consider scrapping universal superannuation

Coronavirus response ramps up globally amid market fears

Canada opens door to expanding assisted dying

Man‘s selfless decision to re-home loved pet

Pancake day at Te Wiremu House

Coronavirus: KiwiSaver warning as markets tank

Homeowners near Wellington complain council lost their paperwork

Health board confirms two tuberculosis cases in top of the south

Auckland foreign exchange broker Kelvin Wood appeals against prison term for $7m Ponzi scheme

The ways the elderly are using the internet

Mammograms ‘don’t help women over 75’

Screening programme must be extended to Māori in their 50s – Bowel Cancer NZ

Summerset lifts wage and penal rates to attract and keep nursing and care staff

How gardens can help dementia

Pre-schoolers share cards, shortbread with residents

Neighbours furious: ‘Development from hell’

Call for more respect towards older workers

Metlifecare results: More sales at higher prices pushes profit up 28%

‘He was in agony’: Elderly man in rest home found with maggots in wounds

British football bans heading the ball in junior training over brain injury fears

‘Lovely lady’ dies in Dunedin house fire

Nelson council seeks ideas to make city more ‘age-friendly’

Manawatū Vintage Expo parades oldest farm machinery

Summerset Group profit drops 18% after retirement unit delivery rate falls

Here’s how to start counting your KiwiSaver riches

Elderly crossing guard sacrifices life to save two children

Your KiwiSaver account might have made thousands last year – did you notice?

Housing wants not met in city

Paeroa MenzShed has hit land, but needs a home

South Canterbury charities benefit from grants totalling more than $40,000

Age Concern Hawke’s Bay chairman saves life at Waipawa supermarket

Rates could rise by 16.5% for Teviot Valley residents

Expert on aging gives two talks in Stratford next week

Retirement-type villages for the over-55s discriminate and could be illegal

Long-time Christchurch community advocate in intensive care in Australia

Poverty, loneliness behind high rates of suicide among elderly men

Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk

Elderly man to lose 70 per cent of farm in ‘blatant attack’ on property rights

Stratford’s Agecare Central continues to grow – a success story

‘Lifestyle choice’ or ‘unsanitary living’: Policing the unhealthy hoarders

Health workers march to protest proposed job cuts

Onwards and upwards for charity hospital and care village projects

Hawthorndale Care Village design plans well underway

Secret to long, happy marriage: eat and drink everything that’s put in front of you

Healthcare NZ workers and supporters protest potential job cuts

New Auckland business Real Estate Together says buyers can get into property from $50k

Exercising for bone strength as well

Volunteer positions just waiting to be filled

A close look at the superannuation problem

Elderly dementia patients ‘suffered unnecessary and avoidable pain, distress’ at rest homes, watchdog says

Dementia patient’s care at Palmerston North Hospital below standard

$1 million upgrade a rental reprieve

Expert urges investors to keep funds in KiwiSaver amid record number of hardship withdrawals

Coronavirus: Vulnerable, elderly passengers allowed to leave quarantined Diamond Princess

Despite being 107-years-old, this man still makes time for his Mercedes

Auckland beauty specialist offers free ‘Pamper Day’ for senior citizens and disabled

Napier artist creates ‘love seat’ in central city for Valentine’s Day

Why volunteering is good for your health

Elderly Rotorua man thrilled after beloved item stolen on his birthday returned

Healthcare NZ plan opposed

Whangārei NZ Post office on the move

Budget advisers help KiwiSavers

Brothers to move on after 27 years

Former staffer pleads guilty to stealing $20,000 from rest home

Charity group of Grumpy Old Men fighting back after being targeted by thieves

Canadian researchers find majority who chose euthanasia were receiving palliative care

Orthopaedic surgeon squeeze in Wairarapa may have regional ripples

$1.49b Metlifecare takeover: KordaMentha appointed, shareholder meeting called

Japanese man becomes world’s oldest male at 112

Call for volunteers to help former refugees learn English in Nelson

Reminder of elder care vulnerability

Govt focus shifts from financial regulation to literacy: Faafoi

Christchurch quake refugee forced to give up on moving back to hillside home

Healthcare NZ staff concerns

Passionate and eager to help

Parliament adjourns early in tribute for former prime minister Mike Moore

Public urged to watch out for dementia patients

Good Sorts: Meet the 94-year-old dog lover who started a Kiwi charity which takes furry friends into rest homes

A woman with dementia is lighting up the pop charts with a pitch-perfect tune

Evacuees reunite with their pets after flooding

Make our footpaths safe again – cancel the e-scooter trials

$100m Caughey Preston rest home property for sale as trust quits valuable 3.1ha Remuera site

Consumers still struggle to identify environmentally-friendly products

New generation of nurses needed as staffing crisis threatens

Big whiteware donation to City Mission

Dutch euthanasia centre sees 22% rise in requests in 2019

Caution urged after gardeners struck by legionnaire disease

Palmerston North retirees knit woolen pouches for animals injured in Australian bush fires

Family says Public Trust can’t give them details of $200k

Elderly couple sign up for driving lessons to stay safe on the road

Doctors thought woman who ate marijuana cookie was suffering a stroke

The bad-news number: Is it real, am I really at peak misery?

NZ disability rehab centre closure worries clients: ‘I don’t know where I’ll go’

Up to 400 affected as Healthcare NZ announce sudden slash of jobs

Scorching temperatures over the weekend breaks weather records

Oceania Healthcare stake sold for $301.4 million

Mayor looks ahead to predict how Taranaki will be in the year 2050

Dementia awareness pilot launched

Mainstream medicine says Ann Dredge’s Alzheimer’s can’t be reversed. Her husband has other ideas

Is exercise the new miracle drug?

Retirement commissioner rejects raising superannuation age

Future retirees face more financial hardship, research suggests

NZ Super ‘sustainable for at least 30 years’ – report

Did you know you could retire on a cruise ship?

Emergency services’ ability to track cellphones to be expanded

Young teen saves 80-year-old swimmer in his first lifeguard rescue at popular Hawke’s Bay beach

Auckland man suffers multiple falls from mobility scooter due to uneven pavement

New aviary for budgies at Margaret Wilson Home in Timaru

Wise Wonders – Ashwood Park

Waimate District councillor warns ‘don’t leave elderly behind’ in light of electronic transactions

Woman escapes conviction after suicide pact in which her husband died

Tick for advocacy service’s first year

Global fears of coronavirus spread send stocks lower

Northland woman helps Australian wildlife hurt by bushfires

Funding needed to move Stewart Island elderly housing project forward

Oceania Healthcare half-year profit rises

Care in later years

Demand for ambulances keeps rising

At home with a ‘lazy’ antiquer

Understanding KiwiSaver, part two: the fund

Pension changes remove extra payments for non-working younger partners

How to retire on a cruise ship – the ups and downs of life at sea

‘We got away with it’: Official brags about avoiding media, emails journo by mistake

Wife wins battle for NZ residency after drawn-out process

Waikanae couple open up garden for trail

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

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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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