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Retirement village residents keep connected in a virtual village

As we know, it is important now more than ever to keep connected with one another and while many believe the digital world is a foreign place for over 70s, Metlifecare is bringing its residents into the digital age to combat social isolation. Metlifecare has launched its new online activities …

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Spreading Christmas Cheer

For a number of reasons, Christmas may not be the joyful holiday for older people it is made out to be in film and TV. Loneliness, mobility restrictions and disability may impact on an older persons’ ability to join in with on the Christmas celebrations. Here are a few ideas …

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Spotlight: Making art accessible through Artzheimers

This story has been republished with the author’s permission. To read the original article click here. When the Artzheimers group visits Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetū the members are stimulated, not just by the paintings on the wall, but also by the caring presentations they hear from curators and …

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Spotlight: Bert Sutcliffe knitters’ incredible success

This story has been republished with the author’s permission. Click here to visit the original story Ryman’s recent partnership with the Peggy & Friends knitting network is already having amazing ripple effects at Bert Sutcliffe, which was the first village to set up a group. Since starting up in February, …

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Connecting this Christmas

Christmas is a time when many family and friends will get together to celebrate and socialize. It is important then to take a moment and think about and to reach out to those in our communities who may not have this experience this year. As we age people will experience …

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Spotlight – Pickles, preserves and jams making a difference to people with Dementia

Pickles, preserves and jams hand-made by Frances Bayley, a resident at Kiri Te Kanawa retirement village has helped raise $11,700 to be donated to Alzheimers Gisborne. All ingredients were donated and many hands contributed to their success. Sales of the preserves, combined with raffles and other fundraisers were matched dollar-for-dollar …

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