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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

Older People and Drugs – legal and illegal 1. Illicit drug use and its consequences

Judith Davey 13/07/2018 It is well known that how we live our lives has a profound effect on how well we age and our wellbeing in later life. It is not just a case of what we do when we … Continue reading

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It matters what we call older people

Judith Davey 29/06/2018 I once asked my students for examples of epithets used for older people. I got the usual: oldies, grey-hairs, wrinklies, geriatrics. And a new one, apparently from the USA – “geezers”. None were complimentary, but none as … Continue reading

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A new idea to fund your retirement

Dr Judith Davey 15/06/2018 Many of the (many) discussions about retirement income and about the financial aspects of retirement, talk about the “three pillars” model (originally put out by the World Bank in the 1990s), recognising that income in retirement … Continue reading

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How business can respond to an ageing population (and perhaps save the world!)

Judith Davey 1/06/2018 As I observe NZ society in its adaptation to population ageing, I take a special interest in business enterprises which have sprung up in response to this world-changing  trend. The private sector has done a lot better … Continue reading

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More about the cause of “wrap rage” Why don’t manufacturers make more accessible packaging?

Judith Davey 18/05/2018 This is a good question. There are many reasons why making packaging usable by a wide range of people must be good for manufacturers. On her blog, Becky Taylor says – “Designing packaging that allows for universal … Continue reading

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Inaccessible packaging can threaten composure and life itself

Judith Davey 7/05/18 Reading through “Joint Support”, the Arthritis New Zealand newsletter, recently (March 2018), I came upon an article about a packaging survey initiated by the organisation. Although this was aimed at people of all ages who have arthritis, … Continue reading

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Another housing option – Divide and Share

Judith Davey 20/04/2018 Making better use of existing housing could be another way to the solution of our “housing crisis”. For a long time there have been suggestions, especially by public sector landlords, that older people should move out of … Continue reading

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