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Celebrating the older people in our lives

Friday, 27 September 2019, 1:20 pm | Age Concern

October 1st is International Day of Older Persons, which provides us with the opportunity to highlight the value of older people in our communities and to promote dignity and respect. It’s a time for everyone, families and organisations to acknowledge ... More >>

The Journey to Age Equality

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:46 pm | Age Concern

International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2019 international theme is “The Journey to Age Equality“. More >>

Elder Abuse - a hidden problem we must address

Monday, 10 June 2019, 2:32 pm | Age Concern

As we approach World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th Age Concern Auckland’s CEO, Kevin Lamb is calling for all Aucklanders to take a stand and speak out against this frequently hidden problem. Kevin Lamb says, “An analysis of data from the ... More >>

Housing Challenge for Older Kiwis

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:57 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand agree with the Housing Stocktake report released yesterday that housing security for an ageing population is a key factor that needs to be addressed. As the Hon Phil Twyford, Minister of Housing and Urban Development said “The stocktake ... More >>

Connecting with Age Concern Havelock North

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:16 am | Age Concern

With nearly 30 years of working with the community under its belt, Age Concern Havelock North continues to come up with new ways to support older residents and help them connect. More >>

Age Concern Social Connection Advice

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 11:17 am | Age Concern

Age Concern NZ extend our deep condolences to the family, friends and neighbours of an older woman who was found, by police, deceased in her home in Palmerston North last Wednesday. More >>

Age Concern NZ Congratulate Winners

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 5:08 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern NZ would like to congratulate the following people for being listed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2016, it is great to see their service to older people acknowledged in this way: More >>

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 >>



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