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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 >>

Flexible Superannuation & Allowing Choice Has Some Merits

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 2:07 pm | Age Concern

The proposal to introduce flexibility into national superannuation has some merits but the level of income provided must always be adequate for older people to live on, according to Age Concern New Zealand. More >>

Fears that even more adult children will lean on parents

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 12:27 pm | Age Concern

Fears that even more adult children will lean on parents to lend money for house deposits More >>

Elder abuse prevention to be discussed at national forum

Monday, 5 August 2013, 1:35 pm | Age Concern

Elder abuse and neglect prevention is the subject of a two day forum in Wellington this week. Organised by Age Concern New Zealand the annual forum this year also marks 20 years of elder abuse and neglect prevention (EANP) services in New Zealand. More >>

Older people urged to be cautious and vigilant

Monday, 24 June 2013, 2:47 pm | Age Concern

Older people are being urged to never let their guard down when it comes to home security and personal safety in the wake of a string of home invasions in Auckland. More >>

Financial elder abuse offenders not just the young

Monday, 24 June 2013, 12:35 pm | Age Concern

Stealing money from mum or dad is not just limited to younger people with little or no money, according to Age Concern New Zealand. More >>

Lonely older people gain company from volunteer visitors

Tuesday, 18 June 2013, 11:28 am | Age Concern

In New Zealand last year, Age Concern’s 2300 volunteer visitors collectively made more than 75,000 visits and 15,000 supportive phone calls, through the charitable organisation’s Accredited Visiting Service (AVS), to older people wanting more ... More >>

Financial elder abuse not just scam related

Friday, 7 June 2013, 1:52 pm | Age Concern

A 90-year-old Auckland woman fleeced of $27,500 by a fraudster who gained access to her bank account recently is just one example of elder abuse which Age Concern wants to see prevented. More >>

It is time to stop elder abuse

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 3:33 pm | Age Concern

People must not turn a blind eye if they suspect an older person is being abused or neglected and Age Concern New Zealand continues to spread this message. More >>

Welcome to This Month for this month

Tuesday, 4 June 2013, 10:04 am | Age Concern

We have an exciting time just ahead with Age Concern’s Always Respected, Never Abused campaign which launches next week, leading up to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on Saturday June 15. More >>

Budget Increases Do Not Go Far Enough to Help Older People

Friday, 17 May 2013, 12:40 pm | Age Concern

Government spending increases for some services for older people will help, but do not go far enough, according to Age Concern New Zealand. More >>

Society Must Not Class All Older People As One Group

Friday, 10 May 2013, 10:46 am | Age Concern

People over 65 years of age must not be lumped into one group by society, according to Tauranga public policy consultant Adrienne von Tunzelmann. More >>

People most at risk will bear the brunt of funding cuts

Monday, 29 April 2013, 3:37 pm | Age Concern

Greater numbers of older people risk being the subject of abuse when the Government cuts its Community Response Funding in July, according to Age Concern New Zealand. More >>

Outstanding Service Award For Liz Baxendine

Friday, 26 April 2013, 6:30 pm | Age Concern

A Christchurch woman has been officially recognised for her efforts to enhance the lives of older people throughout the country. More >>



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