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About Age Concern New Zealand 'on research'

At the heart of everything Age Concern does is a passion to see older people experience well-being, respect, dignity, and to be included and valued. We support, inform and advise older people on issues such as access to health care, transport, housing, financial entitlements, and social opportunities. We also work to combat real problems in our society, like elder abuse and neglect, chronic loneliness and social isolation. We provide specialist services with trained and qualified professionals able to give expert advice and assistance. Age Concern is a charity and relies on the support of volunteers and public donations to do much of the work we do. To help us help older people, please consider making a donation of your time or money. To see how, visit www.ageconcern.org.nz

Why train older workers?

14/06/2019 A recent quote from Forbes Magazine – It’s nuts, but employee training programs tend to ignore older workers. This is bad for business, bad for workers in their 50s and 60s and bad for the (U.S.) economy. I know … Continue reading

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How trends and attitudes affect retirement income policy

31/05/2019 I have listed the various ways in which government policy in New Zealand contributes to retirement income adequacy – led by NZ Superannuation and Kiwi Saver, but also including various health benefits, the Accommodation Supplement, Super Gold Card and … Continue reading

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Decumulation Revisited

17/5/2019 This is the year for another Retirement Income Policy Review, carried out three-yearly by the Commission for Financial Capability (as successor to the Retirement Commission it inherits this requirement). At the end of April, I took part in a … Continue reading

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Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua

3/5/19 As I foreshadowed in my previous blog, the Seniors’ Minister Tracey Martin released a discussion document in Auckland on 12th April and opened consultation on a new ageing strategy. There is much to admire in this document and very … Continue reading

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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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