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Take the Survey - Research Priority Setting for Healthy Ageing
The World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted the Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health in May 2016 during the World Health Assembly.
A key objective of the Strategy is to improve measurement, monitoring, and research on Healthy Ageing. It is part of an open public consultation that will help to identify research priorities to support the implementation of the new Strategy. WHO welcomes and encourages response from all institutions, groups and individuals with an interest in ageing and health from all countries.
Fill out the survey.

Free-phone service offers budgeting advice
0508 283 438 (0508 BUDGET)
The National Building Financial Capability (BFC) Trust's free phone line offers budgeting help to New Zealanders who are struggling with debt....

Public Trust is conducting a short survey among the over 65's to raise awareness of the issues faced by some New Zealanders. It's anonymous. Click here to take part.

Skin cancer checks now with your smartphone

Suspicious spots or moles can now be checked using a downloaded app on your smartphone.
The digital health app Firstcheck allows people to submit photos of a mole to a skin professional for review with the specialist's opinion returned within 72 hours.

firstcheck.co.nz

Older Aucklanders: a quality of life status report.
The intention of this report is to trace the multiple dimensions of social and economic well-being among older Aucklanders. The report outlines findings across eight broad domains, or themes of: housing; neighbourhood; transport; social connectedness; health and care; status in society; culture and identity; and economic standard of living. Read the full report.

New Elder Abuse Response Service launched....

Loneliness actually hurts us on a cellular level

The 2016 State of Volunteering Report
Last year 1,260 people completed the second annual State of Volunteering in New Zealand survey.

Successful Retirement - Healthy ageing and financial security
The Ageon Retirement Readiness Survey 2017.

IBM Announces New Report on  Loneliness and the Ageing Population
For the aging population, loneliness is more than a state of mind - it is an emerging risk factor that has implications for personal, economic and societal well-being.  A range of stakeholders, including business leaders, medical professionals, governments, advocacy groups and social service organizations, has a significant interest in preventing, identifying and addressing the root causes of loneliness.  Without countermeasures, older adults face continued detachment from the mainstream, even as their numbers grow.  IBM's newest research explores how organizations in many industries can act to help older adults strengthen their social fabric and reconnect to others.

Participants needed for research survey on Housing alternatives for an ageing population in New Zealand. They are looking for participants between 55-85 to complete this survey

Carers New Zealand and ACC have worked together to produce "Supporting People to Move at Home" a booklet tailored to carers and support workers to help them move and lift people they are caring for at home.......

All about the 2017 Influenza Season.....

Changes to Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) forms will make them easier to use and understand......

Healthy Ageing Strategy
This publication presents the overarching direction and action plan for the next ten years in regards to the health and wellbeing of older people.

The Strategy refreshes and replaces the Health of Older People Strategy 2002, and aligns with the new New Zealand Health Strategy 2016.  

The Healthy Ageing Strategy vision is that “older people live well, age well, and have a respectful end of life in age-friendly communities”. It takes a life-course approach that seeks to maximise health and wellbeing for all older people.  

The Strategy sets a framework whereby policies, funding, planning and service delivery: 

  • prioritise healthy ageing and resilience into and throughout people’s older years 
  • enable high quality acute and restorative care, for effective rehabilitation, recovery and restoration after acute events 
  • ensure people can live well with long-term conditions 
  • better support people with high and complex needs 
  • provide respectful end-of-life care that caters to physical, cultural and spiritual needs.  

The Strategy is the result of an extensive engagement and consultation process

Age Concern North Shore - North Shore Information Directory for Older People

The New Zealand Disability Strategy was launched on 29 November 2016. it is the result of a year ling revision process involving public consultation and extensive involvement by disabled people, their families, whānau and supporters.

The Banking Ombudsman has a series of quick guides to help you with financial matters

My Home, My Choices – Ngā Kete o te Whare
Three years of the Finding the Best Fit research programme found that although older people are frequently told downsizing is the best pathway to a comfortable home in older age, many want to stay where they are or want to consider a range of options. It is not so much downsizing that is important, but finding the best fit, or rightsizing......

The Grandparents raising Grandchildren Trust has just published the report of the findings from thier 2016 Grandparent and Whanau Carer Survey conducted in May 2016......