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Age Concern welcomes Maggie Barry as new Minister

Monday, 6 October 2014, 2:58 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand is pleased to welcome Maggie Barry as the new Minister for Senior Citizens and is pleased that this role is now inside cabinet. More >>

Hip Op-eration crew wins Age Concern Dignity Champion award

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 11:55 am | Age Concern

The oldest Hip Hop group in the world, the Hip Op-eration crew from Waiheke Island, have won the 2014 Age Concern Dignity Champion award. More >>

Families responsible for 3/4 of elder abuse reports

Monday, 9 June 2014, 1:18 pm | Age Concern

People must not turn a blind eye if they suspect an older person is being abused or neglected says Age Concern, the organisation representing the needs and interests of older people in New Zealand. More >>

Age Concern calls for building accessibility for elderly

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:28 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern has made a submission strongly opposing the clause within the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill that exempts building owners from providing or improving building accessibility. The current Building Act 2004 clearly acknowledges ... More >>

New Vice-President for Age Concern New Zealand

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 3:12 pm | Age Concern

New Vice-President for Age Concern New Zealand Peter Oettli, who has served on the Age Concern New Zealand Board since 2012, has now been elected Vice-President of Age Concern New Zealand at Age Concern’s 40th AGM in Wellington on 10 April 2014. ... More >>

Politicians agree on ageing with dignity and respect

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 11:01 am | Age Concern

At Age Concern New Zealand’s national conference, held today in Wellington, Hon Jo Goodhew, Minister for Senior Citizens, announced $170,000 of contestable funding for two new specialist elder abuse and neglect prevention services in the areas of ... More >>

Do not turn a blind eye to elder abuse and neglect

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 4:09 pm | Age Concern

In a distressing case of elder abuse, Jo-Ann Quinn, 51, has this afternoon, been found guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life to her mother, Maureen Quinn, 82. More >>

Increase in the Official Cash Rate may impact older renters

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 12:07 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand Acting Chief Executive, Robert Ross says that “the recent increase in the Official Cash Rate and its consequent impact on mortgage rates is likely to have a long-term affect on older New Zealander’s occupying rental property.” More >>

A New Leader for Age Concern New Zealand

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 11:04 am | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand is to have a new Chief Executive. Robyn Scott has been appointed to take up the position at the end of April. More >>

“Flex your adaptability muscle,” says Age Concern President

Thursday, 16 January 2014, 7:37 pm | Age Concern

“Life is constant change, much of which is beyond our control. The older we get, the more change we experience – in our work life, family life, living arrangements, income, social networks, our body and our health. If you can be flexible, accepting ... More >>

Reach out to older people this Christmas

Friday, 20 December 2013, 12:20 pm | Age Concern

“Christmas can be a tough time for some older people” says Ann Martin of Age Concern New Zealand, “especially those who live alone”. The latest census figures show that there are now over 630,000 people aged 65 and over in New Zealand, and ... More >>

Get physical and feel good, says Age Concern President

Tuesday, 17 December 2013, 5:09 pm | Age Concern

“At this time of year when we tend to eat more treats than usual, it’s worth remembering the many benefits that come with regular physical activities,” says Evelyn Weir, President of Age Concern New Zealand. More >>

New policy manager to help make positive change for elderly

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 3:00 pm | Age Concern

The opportunity to influence legislative policies relating to people over 65 has attracted Kathryn Maloney to Age Concern New Zealand. Ms Maloney is the organisation’s new Policy and Operations manager and says the role “really is a way to help make ... More >>

Audit information helps to assess care in rest homes

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 12:13 pm | Age Concern

“Having full audit reports will provide people with detailed information to help assess care provided in rest homes,” said Ann Martin, CEO of Age Concern New Zealand. She was commenting on the recent introduction of full audit reports on the Ministry ... More >>

New Holst cookbook full of recipes for one or two people

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 1:11 pm | Age Concern

Inspiration and instruction for cooking for one or two people is being helped with a new book by renowned culinary experts Simon and Dame Alison Holst. They have just produced their latest recipe book Meals for 1 or 2, with proceeds from copies purchased ... More >>

Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention services most effective

Monday, 21 October 2013, 1:35 pm | Age Concern

Any steps to further address the issue of elder abuse and neglect is welcomed by Age Concern New Zealand. However, the organisation maintains that the most effective way to do this is to strengthen the current elder abuse and neglect prevention (EANP) ... More >>

Age Concern presents 4 people with Dignity Champions Awards

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 1:23 pm | Age Concern

At an event in Wellington on Tuesday’s International Day of Older Persons and also to mark the first anniversary of the charitable organisation’s Dignity and Respect Campaign, Age Concern’s Patron, Judge Ken Mason, presented the four Dignity Champions ... More >>

Who would have thought you could die of loneliness?

Monday, 30 September 2013, 10:42 am | Age Concern

Chronic loneliness is as big a health risk as smoking, drinking and obesity, but with nowhere near the same level of funding to address the issue, says Age Concern New Zealand. More >>

Campaign launched to combat loneliness

Friday, 20 September 2013, 4:14 pm | Age Concern

There are nearly 50,000 older New Zealanders who are very, very lonely. Age Concern is there to help these people when they feel like nobody else cares. More >>

Online publishing of full rest home audit reports welcomed

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 3:51 pm | Age Concern

A move to have greater information on rest homes available online is welcomed by Age Concern New Zealand. More >>

 

 

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