Tag Archives: retirement village

Do village residents really need to move out of their village to receive care?

Many older person’s advocates have been vocal recently about the idea that residents in villages across New Zealand are – having to leave their village and move alternative care facilities due to a lack of available beds. In August 2020, Minister Sue Brown even presented a petition to parliament asking …

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Retirement Commissioner recommends urgent review of retirement villages legal framework

The office of Retirement Commissioner Jane Wrightson has released a report calling for a review of retirement village legislation to reset the balance of power between consumers and village operators.

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Book Review – The Keto Chef’s Kitchen by Nery Whelan

The Keto Chef’s Kitchen by Nery Whelan  I have every intent on reviewing this cookbook as I usually do – by reading through and choosing a recipe and actually cooking it. But as I read through this book I realised this is not your ‘usual’ cookbook, this is a stunning cookbook made for a very defined …

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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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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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Chef raises the bar on texture-modified food

Chef Terence Austin is on a mission – to ensure those with the eating condition dysphagia get presented with meals that look, smell and taste just as good as those served to people without the condition. People with dysphagia have difficulty swallowing liquids and solids. It’s a growing problem among …

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