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In the Media

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. To access the article simply click on the link provided and you …

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Making fashion functional

The term ‘functional fashion’ gives the impression of clothing for those who participate in extreme sports, or clothing with an excess of pockets. However, functional fashion encompasses a range of clothing that can be broadly classified into four groups based on their areas of functionality: Protective clothing This includes functional …

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Explaining the Jargon

The reality is that there is a huge variety of options available that meet the diverse requirements for an older generation which is increasingly wanting to remain independent in their later years. If you have never had to previously think about “the next step”, chances are you might find it …

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Worried about your hearing? Here are a few reasons why you should do something about it now!

Estimates of hearing loss do vary, although research shows that some 40–50% of adults over the age of 65 years have a hearing impairment, with this rising to 83% for those over the age of 70 years [1]. This makes hearing loss the third most prevalent chronic medical condition among …

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Tracking movements

For many, having a GPS tracker tracking your every movements would feel like a loss of independence and a major invasion of privacy. I mean, it could mean that people could find out you were doing something you shouldn’t have, like going through the drive through instead of going to …

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The Total Mobility Scheme

The ability to access appropriate transport is essential for people to remain independent. The risk of social isolation and adverse health outcomes increase if someone is not able to get out and about due to disability or health impairment. It is important for people stay connected with their community as …

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Liam Butler interviews Dawn Carey

Liam Butler interviews Dawn Carey, Nursing Advisor at the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner Question: Dawn how does the HDC support Nurses to serve older people well? Dawn Carey: The primary role of the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) is to promote and protect health and disability services …

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