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The Ministry For Disabled People Could Spell The End Of An Ageist System

Monday, 22 November 2021, 10:11 am | ElderNet

The announcement of a new Ministry for Disabled People no doubt came as welcome news to the more than 1 million disabled people in New Zealand. The new Ministry promises to fix the “broken’ disability system” which puts too many barriers ... More >>

The Eldernet Group Proves SMEs Are Thriving Against The Odds

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 4:02 pm | ElderNet

Turning 25 is an occasion every business should celebrate. Yet it will be a particularly significant milestone for The Eldernet Group, given the company has spent the previous decade operating from one of the suburbs hardest hit by the Christchurch earthquakes. ... More >>

Why the end of cheque services might be worth worrying about

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 10:40 am | ElderNet

Recently Kiwibank announced that their cheque service will cease on February 28, 2020. There has been little discussion about this and there’s likely to be a landslide effect. Where one bank goes; others will follow. More >>

Digital Drop off – a phenomenon we should be talking about

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 9:42 am | ElderNet

Research argues that the number of internet users over 65 years old is on the rise and has been for some time. This is used by many to justify committing to digital policy and the online world, even for services for older people. More >>

QSO recipient working to liberate us all from ageism

Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 9:56 am | ElderNet

Eleanor Bodger, Director and Founder of Eldernet and Care Publications was appointed a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order in the 2019 New Year Honours List for her services to seniors and her community. More >>

Eldernet releases moderated Aged Care Feedback System

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 10:12 am | ElderNet

Eldernet is today announcing the launch of its new nationwide Review System. The public will be able to post online comments about Aged Residential Care facilities and share their thoughts with others. More >>

Liam Butler interviews Tim Bently

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:53 pm | ElderNet

To what extent are NZ organisations prepared to positively and productively engage in an aging workforce? More >>

Interview: Rural Women New Zealand’s Margaret Pittaway

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 5:14 pm | ElderNet

In 1994, the health and social policy ministers of OECD countries reached an agreement on the overall objective of policies for the care of frail older people: More >>

NZ Brain Research Institute’s Kate Russell Q&A

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 12:02 pm | ElderNet

Living with Parkinson's disease didn't hamper local businessman, Cas van der Veer's drive toward success and indeed his determination to live his life well with the condition allowed him to accumulate an estate that has enabled the NZBRI to carry ... More >>

‘Ageing workers’ and their employers

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 2:11 pm | ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews ergonomist Marion Edwin about ‘ageing workers’ and their employers. More >>

Liam Butler Interviews Global Women NZ Member Judith Collins

Friday, 6 March 2015, 11:45 am | ElderNet

How does Global Women New Zealand achieve its objectives of supporting and encouraging those women who are already making an exceptional contribution to the New Zealand economy and creating a pipeline of next generation women leaders who through their ... More >>

Interview with author Lloyd Spencer Davis

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 10:46 am | ElderNet

Part memoir, partly the research of a field biologist, Professor Penguin could be called ‘How Penguins Shaped My Life'. Based on journals kept during Davis's years of working with penguins in the wild, the story takes readers to remote locations: ... More >>

Interview: Nelson Regional EDA

Thursday, 12 February 2015, 2:04 pm | ElderNet

The economic opportunities presented by an ageing population are many and varied. I think it is important to say at the beginning that people need to focus on positive outcomes and on using positive language when discussing this topic. More >>

ElderNet Interview - PHARMAC Chief Executive Steffan Crausaz

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 2:28 pm | ElderNet

Steffan Crausaz has been Chief Executive of PHARMAC since 2012, having previously led PHARMAC's commercial and health technology assessment activities. Before joining PHARMAC in 2003, Steffan trained as a pharmacist in the UK. He also worked in the ... More >>

Liam Butler interviews Dr Chris Perkins

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 2:59 pm | ElderNet

Dr Chris Perkins (FRANZCP), is the author of The New Zealand Dementia Guide and Dementia: What you need to know - a guide for people with dementia and their caregivers. Chris has worked mainly in old-age psychiatry in both the public and private sectors. She ... More >>

Associate Health Minister on rest home audits

Monday, 2 February 2015, 11:13 am | ElderNet

How can older people and their families use the full audit reports for rest homes to decide which rest home is the best choice for them? More >>

Bevan James Eyles author of the Fitness Attitude

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 2:21 pm | ElderNet

Bevan has been a world-leading fitness professional and high-level athlete since 1999, and has won the New Zealand Fitness Instructor of the Year title three times. Bevan has travelled the world presenting at fitness conferences, produces fitness ... More >>

Phil O’Reilly on older workers

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 2:05 pm | ElderNet

Phil, how can the golden age worker continue to enjoy being part of the workplace? More >>

Interview: Richard MacManus on Technology and Health

Friday, 16 January 2015, 3:11 pm | ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews Richard MacManus author of Trackers: How Technology is helping us Monitor & Improve our Health. More >>

Interview: Community Law Centres CEO Elizabeth Tennet

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 5:21 pm | ElderNet

Elizabeth Tennet is the Chief Executive Officer of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa providing representation and advocacy on behalf of the 24 Community Law Centres of New Zealand; negotiation with funders; and networking, communication and liaison ... More >>