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IDEA Services care workers to strike 1 April

Three thousand care and support workers employed by IDEA Services, the operational arm of IHC, have voted to strike on 1 April.

Digital divide still exists for aged care residents

A new study funded by InternetNZ shows that aged care residents are dependent on family and friends to keep them digitally connected.

The Longevity Paradox: how to die young at a ripe old age

A new book by world-renowned heart surgeon and cardiologist Dr Steven Gundry discusses how although we may be living longer, we're not necessarily living better.

Exercise as medicine – improving strength and balance in older people

Sara Carbery looks at the importance of building strength in older people.

New retirement villages make up record number of Tauranga and Western Bay building consents

Plans to build new childcare centres and update ageing retirement villages in Tauranga helped drive a record $204 million in consents issued for the first two months of 2019.

Calling all rest homes: please join The Paper Doll Project

Rest homes, retirement villages and community centres are encouraged to get behind The Paper Doll Project - an initiative started by two young Kiwis who are eager to show the world that the attack on the Christchurch mosques doesn’t define “their New Zealand”.

Another way of looking at aged care

Designers and architects are not involved enough in designing residential care facilities for older people, say quality care experts, Dr Jan and Marian Weststrate.

Ryman Prize enters its fifth year

The richest prize of its kind to reward the best work in the world for older people is open again for the fifth year running.

Ryman Healthcare signs three-year deal with the Stroke Foundation

Extended partnership means tens of thousands of Kiwis can get free blood pressure checks.

Glaucoma – the silent thief of sight

This World Glaucoma Week, 10-16 March, the Blind Foundation encourages those at risk of glaucoma to take steps to avoid preventable blindness before it is too late.

DR WELLNESS

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – 5G, there’s nowhere to hide!

Our health is more important than having cars that talk to each other or faster movie downloads, states Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) who says we should be wary of 5G.

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