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.
All in the mind
Dealing with bereavement
Losing a loved one is an undeniably tough thing to go through. Unfortunately, all of us at some point in our lives will go through a significant loss or other traumatic event. As Dr Lucy Hone, codirector at the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, eloquently puts it: adversity...
Elder Abuse - John's story - Office for Seniors NZ
Elder abuse - Margaret's story - Office for Seniors NZ
Elder Abuse - Nick's story - Office for Seniors NZ
Elder Abuse - Terry and Sarah's story - Office for Seniors NZ
Elder Abuse Ngaire's story - Office for Seniors NZ
Finding the words: Older men - Beyond blue
Hospice NZ - We need to talk about dying
Death is a difficult subject to talk about for many people and for some cultures a taboo subject so we understand that you may come to this subject with mixed feelings. Hospice NZ have produced some videos that give you a glimpse into the subject. You can hear from those...
How the cat cafe is helping lonely older people - Age UK
How to Narrate Your Life Story - School of Life
I feel down quite a lot. Is this a normal part of ageing?
No, it’s not a normal part of ageing but it’s a common experience of ageing. Let us explain some more. Western tradition has tended to see our physical health as being separate to anything else in our lives. Increasingly though, we are all becoming aware that our physical, mental, emotional,...
I'm lonely. What can I do to feel better and less lonely?
It’s natural to look back over life and reflect. While our minds want to settle on more positive thoughts, it is all too easy to think about the things we have lost, done or not done, and things we now regret. Feeling lonely at these times is normal but dwelling...
My friend is withdrawn and depressed. What can I do?
If someone has talked to you and you or they are concerned about their emotional or mental wellbeing, take the situation seriously and advise the person to seek professional assistance. Offer to take them or accompany them to their first appointment. Most older people will talk to a doctor about...
Strategies for coping with grief
Everyone experiences grief differently and there is no right or wrong way to feel. While it can feel overwhelming at times, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Grief is often associated with losing a loved one (which is an incredibly tough thing to experience) yet loss can...
Talking is the way out: Older women - Beyond blue
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What is elder abuse?
What is elder abuse? I'm worried about what's going on at my friend's place. What can be done? We know it’s hard to ask for help, regardless of whether you’re the person being treated in this way, the person behaving in this way or someone who is concerned about a...
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) happens each year on June 15th. It was officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 66/127 , December 2011, following a request by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), who...