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More older people in paid work – is this anything new?

Judith Davey 12/01/18 We hear a lot about people staying on in paid work after the age of eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation (I get cross when I hear people talking about the “age of retirement” when there isn’t one!). … Continue reading

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InterRAI – progress and a farewell

Judith A, Davey 15/12/17 One of my blogs in May 2016 was entitled “A new tool for assessing need” and talked about interRAI assessments for aged care services which have been recently introduced into New Zealand. This is something of … Continue reading

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Pre-funerals – withdrawal from life or a celebration of positive ageing?

Judith Davey 16/11/17 Is long life a good thing or not? Human beings seem to be ambivalent. Over history and throughout the world, people have shown respect and support to eminent people by shouting “Long live……..”. In the Old Testament, … Continue reading

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Tracking Living Costs for Seniors – CPI or HLPI?

Judith A.Davey 7/11/17 Most people will have heard of the consumers’ price index (CPI), which tracks changes to the prices of items that New Zealand households buy and so provides a measure of inflation. The CPI is used by the … Continue reading

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Older People are working longer – where, what and how?

Judith A. Davey 8/09/17 In a previous blog I talked about how the population may change in future, looking at Statistics New Zealand projections. One important trend is the increased participation of people aged 65 and over in the paid … Continue reading

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