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  1. Arthur Buckland-Pinnock says:

    Hello Dr. Judith,

    I have recently entered into the arena of the original topic on the Age Concern site of suicide for elderly men.Posting this comment keeps up your average 1 comment per year since your original post.
    This begs the question A, Have you done any more research into the subject since your original post , and if so, what were the results? and B, obviously this site is not the forum for the subject to be discussed judging by the lack of response. This is an observation, not a criticism. I have no knowledge of possibly hundreds of responses made direct to you and not shared publicly.
    It also highlights that possibly this is not the forum to persue my research into what facilities are available for the targetted demagogue
    I came across your original post by accident, researching the subject of what is available to elderly, single, alone men in New Zealand who cannot afford a retirement home.
    I cannot email you directly, so hope this comment creates a response.
    yours aye,

    Arthur Buckland


  2. Mat Brown says:

    As an architect it’s great to have discovered this resource. Thanks Judith and Age Concern! We’ll certainly be reviewing this information in an effort to help make our retirement living projects better.


    Mathew Brown
    Warren and Mahoney Architects


  3. Thomas Taylor says:

    Hi Judith,

    My wife and I have recently moved into a retirement village and it seems the current business model for retirement villages relies on cash (most commonly from a house sale) being available so a ‘Right to Occupy’ or ‘Licence to Occupy’ can be bought. Currently well over a third of New Zealanders are renting and the proportion is increasing. Renters won’t have the assets to buy into a retirement village so what will happen in a decade or two (or three)’s time when the current business model won’t be practicable?

    All the best.

    Tom Taylor.

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  4. Malcolm Douglass says:

    Judith Davey

    Good to see you emerging in this role for Grey Power.
    I enjoyed your introduction and the material on the changing scene for us oldies.
    We are all part of it and I am pleased to say I find the former colleagues in LGA, PCE, NZPI, SOLGM and IPENZ are patient and appreciate serious and light heated comment on the passing parade and the current trends to a centralist government directing of planning. This trend has become very explicit in the past 2 or 3 years.

    I will watch and read your commentaries on research with interest. I wish you well in this vocation and your recreation of your role in research and commentary on trends in our community governance and planning.

    Go well

    Malcolm Douglass


    • Thank you so much for the feedback Malcolm. This blog isn’t coming through GreyPower though…Judith is our policy volunteer at Age Concern NZ! Could you please provide me with your email as Judith wants to speak with you further 🙂 Thanks, Kirsty-Fundraising Coordinator Age Concern NZ


  5. mp3evans says:

    I would love to hear more to counter the very narrow discussion about the so-called unaffordability of the age pension…and the constant suggestion we raise the age of entitlement to 70yrs. I have been living in Australia for the past 38yrs and the same argument rages over there …. as I know it does in many other neo-liberal democracies at the moment. Here is an example of a counter-narrative: I would appreciate we find other voices in this debate in NZ …. people just swallow the established view hook, line and sinker for want of alternatives and the ageism that abounds on our culture ….where an individual only has value if they’re ‘productive’ and contributing to the economy in the extremely narrow sense of being in the paid work force. Its about time we recognised the unique strengths of our 60+ population and deployed it in ways that suited them and benefitted society…I’m talking about their vast LIFE EXPERIENCE and POSSIBLE WISDOM …society sorely needs this! We could devise ways to enable people to realise their wisdom ….foster the skills to know how to share it and pathways for it to be shared in the community. 60+yrs should be seen as the stage in life we give back to say thankyou for all we have received …this is one way we could do it!! Please contact me …I’m passionate about this subject which segues into intergenerational connections …I have researched for 12+yrs what is happening overseas on the topic of ‘wise eldering’. I’d love to talk to you about it! kindest regards Meg


  6. Gaenor says:

    Hello Judith
    Loved your reframing here of retirement ( such a deficit term!!) and really interested in how applied drama and applied theatre approaches can be used in generativity contexts.There are some wonderful examples of intergenerational verbatim projects in main cities in NZ but I am thinking of how I could make a contribution in New Plymouth. Would you be available for a Skype chat in the next few weeks?
    I live in New Plymouth but teach at Waikato uni in the week- almost at the end of Semester B now so I’m looking for something to give to the community over the summer.

    Best wishes

    Gaenor Stoate


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