Christmas Cheer for the Lonely

Christmas can be a lovely time for some; time spent with loved ones and a day filled with happiness. For some, it can be an incredibly lonely time. At Age Concern Canterbury, we try to make this time a little bit special for those who have a lonely time during the holiday season. We would … Continued

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Older is better

You know you are onto a good thing when an appliance just keeps going, and going, and going – for more than 60 years. https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/kitchen/99117684/uk-couple-finally-ditch-their-kitchen-appliances-after-60-years

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Pathological hoarding grips up to 35,000 Kiwis

The first ever study of pathological hoarding in New Zealand has estimated 35,000 Kiwis are clinically severe hoarders and it has prompted a call for more funding to help sufferers. Simon Templeton, CEO of Age Concern Canterbury, discusses the issue with Lisa Davies https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/exclusive-pathological-hoarding-grips-up-35-000-kiwis-v1  

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Stay Safe, Stay Informed.

It’s Get Ready Week from 9 to 15 October and this year’s theme is Stay Safe, Stay Informed. Emergencies can happen anywhere, any time, and without warning. Make sure you and the people you care about are ready to get through by knowing the different ways to stay informed. During the week Civil Defence will be … Continued

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Cleaners Required

Age Concern Canterbury is looking for energetic cleaners for older adults in the community. Casual work offered with payment on an hourly rate. Cleaners are particularly required for the Barrington, Spreydon, Papanui, Redwood and Belfast areas. Please phone Deb on 03 366 0903 for further information.

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National Volunteer Week 18 -24 June

National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2017 will be held from 18 to 24 June. Volunteering is good for you, your community and for the social development of the country because it helps build the “social fabric” that keeps us connected and engaged in our world. Age Concern is very fortunate to have a dedicated team of … Continued

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Men’s Health Week 12-18 June 2017

Every three hours one New Zealand man dies of a preventable illness, and every 90 minutes one Kiwi dies from heart disease, and many of these are also preventable. For the sake of those who love us and depend on us, this has got to change. Here’s the good news though – we all have … Continued

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Dame Peggy Koopman-Boyden recognised for 45 years of service

(Published by Stuff.co.nz) She has given more than 45 years of service to gerontology, but a newly recognised dame said the honour is not hers – it’s for the thousands of elderly people she’s served. Dame Peggy Koopman-Boyden was recognised for services to seniors in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017. Dame Peggy was one of two dames named this year – the other … Continued

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“Healthy diet” bad for old people

75-year-olds lose muscle mass on “healthy diet”, leading to possible loss of quality of life according to research from University of Auckland’s School of Population Health. Bread is an important protein for older people to help guard against muscle and mobility loss and deteriorating quality of life, according to a leading study about living beyond … Continued

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Identifying early signs of dementia

There is no single cause of dementia, but being vigilant about changes in your daily life and recognising the possible symptoms is a key factor in early detections. The onset of dementia can be subtle and sometimes the symptoms may not be immediately obvious (or they may be subtle enough that you’d like to deny … Continued

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Privacy Week – How do you share your banking information?

This privacy week take some time to consider how you can control your personal information to avoid financial scams – says the Banking Ombudsman Nicola Sladden. When someone asks you for your personal information, your login details or your account information, think about why they would need it and whether you’re comfortable sharing it. Sometimes … Continued

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