The fight against ageism – are we making progress?

Eldernet founder Eleanor Bodger was recognised in this year's New Year's Honours List for her services to seniors and remains determined to "liberate us all from ageism". Health Central asks Eleanor whether we are making progress in this area.

DHBs agree to top-up funding for aged care nurses

DHBs have agreed to a small funding increase for aged care providers to mitigate the effects that last year’s DHB nurses’ MECA agreement had on aged care nursing.

Intergenerational programmes help seniors gain sense of purpose

Reducing isolation and building communities are key drivers for encouraging friendships between young and old. However, there is much more to gain from intergenerational relationships. Rebekah Fraser spoke to organisations building connections between generations.

Man reveals ‘joy’ of living with Alzheimer’s

Tom and Peggy Misciagna are determined to have fun with "Ollie", their nickname for Alzheimer's, the disease Tom was diagnosed with seven years ago.

Music and Memory – programme could benefit older Kiwis

A personalised music programme could change the lives of many elderly Kiwis if implemented in New Zealand. By Ruby Harfield.

Campaign encourages people to plan for their end of life care

Ruby Harfield attends the launch of a new campaign by the Health Quality & Safety Commission aimed to get people thinking about advance care planning.

Bring Kiwi aged care expertise to the world’s attention

Nominations are now open for the Global Ageing Network Award for Excellence.

Whangārei adult day centre Forget-Me-Not celebrates 25 years

An adult day centre in Whangārei which now has 9000 visits by clients each year celebrated its 25th birthday with food, music, kapa haka and cake.

Across the ditch: Australia’s $662m aged care funding boost

New Zealand’s aged care sector will be looking longingly at the funding boost aged care has received over the Tasman.

Overhaul in mental health service provision needed for elderly

A new study suggests a need for an overhaul in mental health service provision and research to help some of New Zealand's most vulnerable citizens. By Ruby Harfield.
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