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A good year for policy?

Judith Davey 18/4/19 A new strategy for an ageing population In the April edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter, the Minister for Seniors, Tracey Martin, talks about the new draft strategy for an ageing population. – Better Later Life – He … Continue reading

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Safety for older workers

Judith Davey 5 April 2019 Way back in 2003, Justine Cornwall and I prepared a scoping paper for the Accident Compensation Commission – The Implications of an Ageing Population for the ACC – through the New Zealand Institute for Research … Continue reading

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Ageing and the Future of Work

Judith Davey 22/3/19 In early March I attended a seminar in Wellington given by Professor Peter Gahan, Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne. It was entitled “Disruptive technologies: what might these mean for the future of work and … Continue reading

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Pointers for Policy in an Ageing New Zealand

Judith A. Davey 8/3/19 Recently I was in Wanaka, invited there to give the first of their four sessions entitled “Living in the Third Age: Navigating a changing demographic”, which continue through March. My title was as above – “Pointers … Continue reading

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Ideas on a revision of Positive Ageing Strategy

Judith Davey 22/02/2019 In January the Office for Seniors (OFS) published a summary of the submissions that they had received in the second half of 2018, with the title “Developing a new strategy to prepare for an ageing population”. These … Continue reading

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Longevity – Actions for long life

Judith Davey 8/02/2019 Avoidance of Boredom – Several studies have found a startling connection between chronic boredom and early death…… perhaps a literal demonstration of being “bored to death.” Following up a 25-year study in Britain, it was found that … Continue reading

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What food items are linked to longevity?

Judith Davey 25/01/2019 Healthy eating is clearly an important consideration as we age, bearing in mind changes in nutritional requirements. Garlic – is one of the most common cooking ingredients around the world. Many dishes in Europe, Africa, Asia and … Continue reading

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