While it can be complicated getting older, having access to the right information will empower you to navigate life’s ups and downs. Whether it’s coming to terms with a health diagnosis, navigating familial relationships, or staying safe in times of crisis, you’ll find resources here to help you understand and cope with even the most challenging of situations. You’ll also discover a range of services, organisations, and advocates you can turn to for help.
End of life
A 97-Year-Old Philosopher faces his own death
A digital story by Suitupe
Meet Ria from Hospice NZ
Thank you for everything
What does a hospice do?
In New Zealand hospice staff and their associated palliative care and volunteer teams are skilled at delivering end of life care. Hospice often provide inpatient services for respite, symptom and pain management, or support if their care cannot be provided elsewhere. At the end of life, some people may have...
What does it mean to have dignity at end of life?
End of life care is an important service in New Zealand. Reaching out early on for help allows care specialists to better understand your needs and respond suitably. When we or someone close to us is dying, we want to know this can be done peacefully, comfortably and with dignity....
What is a 'good death'?
As we age, the topic of death becomes more prevalent in our lives. We witness our friends and family members pass away, and we become more aware of our own mortality. While it may be a difficult topic to discuss, it's important to understand what it means to have a...
What is advance care planning
What is it like to die?
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is a specialist type of care that focuses on the person and their support networks. It takes a holistic approach, incorporating not just medical and nursing care but psychological, social and spiritual components too. Its aim is to provide comfort and dignity to people and their loved ones...