Tag Archives: community

Thumbs up or thumbs down for digital tech? How Covid has changed the way we use technology

Running from May 22-30, Techweek is a nationwide series of events, showcasing New Zealand innovation. It’s not just for tech savvy people or those working in the industry the either – the festival includes events for people of all interest and abilities. To celebrate Techweek, blogs this month will focus on …

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Treats for retirementvillages.co.nz pioneers

Retirementvillages.co.nz, the newest kid on the Eldernet block, has marked its first birthday! To celebrate the milestone we enlisted Driving Miss Daisy to deliver a scrumptious birthday cake to all those lovely clients that signed up right at the start. As you can see from the photos, the cake and …

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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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