Funding boost for age-friendly projects

Community Connects grants are enabling Councils and community groups around New Zealand to engage in age-friendly projects.

Opinion: Dr Matthew Croucher – have dementia services improved?

Clinical Lead for the South Island Dementia Initiative Dr Matthew Croucher describes our increasing rate of dementia as a wall of water bearing down on us. He looks back to 2009, when the South Island Dementia initiative was born, and asks ‘where are we now?’

Falls prevention in action

Our favourite correspondent Joe Rodrigues – who turns 98 on today! – is an advocate for falls prevention and was invited by the Health Quality and Safety Commission to share with viewers his mobility exercises that help keep him stable.

Former child sex offender granted clean slate to work in aged care

A former teacher convicted of repeated sexual offending against an 11-year-old boy has been granted a clean slate so he can work in aged care, despite objections by those in the industry.

Opinion: John Collyns – 2018 a highly successful year for retirement village sector

Retirement Villages Association Executive Director John Collyns reflects on what the past year has delivered for the retirement villages industry.

New Zealand’s first Virtual Village

A new ‘Village Without Walls’ initiative in Auckland is allowing older people in the community to support each other, and create connection and purpose – without having to move into a retirement village.

Aged care providers welcome proposed changes to work visas

The aged care sector, which relies heavily on migrant workers, is pleased to see proposed changes to temporary work visas on the table.

“So good we moved in” – From village managers to residents

Meet three couples who became village residents after managing retirement villages.

Opinion: Jenesa Jeram – Super model needs a facelift

New Zealand Initiative Research Fellow Jenesa Jeram says we need to look carefully at our pension scheme.

Remember December: encouraging Kiwis to learn the signs of dementia

As Christmas approaches and families get together, Dementia New Zealand is running its Remember December campaign to encourage Kiwis to learn the signs of dementia.
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DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – You are not a number

As we embrace the New Year, Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says we should be celebrating our uniqueness and aim for a one-size-does-not-fit-all approach to your health.

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