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RV survey sheds light on residents’ health needs

Retirement villages have expanded rapidly, now housing one in eight people aged 75 and over. Little is known though about residents, including their health status and needs. To remedy this, Dr Joanna Broad of the University of Auckland led a study of the residents of 33 villages in Auckland. The …

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Q&A: CAB’s Sacha Green on digital exclusion

Sacha Green, author of the Citizens Advice Bureau report on digital exclusion, tells Eldernet just how big the problem is and how we all can help to ensure no one gets left behind in the online rush. _____________________________________ As part of its campaign against digital exclusion, CAB has launched a …

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Pets!

Liam Butler interviews Ric Odom, Chief Executive Officer, Royal New Zealand SPCA  Ric, when older people get unwell how can they ensure their pets get adequate exercise? Ric Odom: If you’re having trouble meeting your pet’s exercise needs, we suggest you ask your family, friends and neighbours for support. You could …

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Everybody loves to save money!

Liam Butler interviews Carl Hansen Chief Executive of the Electricity Authority Carl, the Electricity Authority has found that people aged 60 years and over are the least likely to switch electricity providers.  How much money can older people save by switching and who can help them with this?  Carl Hansen: The …

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A chat with John Collyns from the RVA

Liam Butler interviews John Collyns Executive Director Retirement Villages Association John could Retirement Village Living help take the heat out of the housing crisis? John Collyns: Thousands of new homes need to be built each year to meet the growing number of families desperate for a roof over their heads. The …

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