Age-Friendly and Inclusive Volunteering – Review of Community Contributions in Later Life

Source: Centre for Ageing Better The review of Community Contributions in Later Life was led by the Centre for Ageing Better in partnership with the Office for Civil Society, part of the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). The review ran from October 2017 to June 2018. Its remit was to consider how […]

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On December 4, 2018, posted in: Home page feature, News by

Comparison of Psychosocial Variables Associated with Loneliness in Centenarian vs Elderly Populations in New Zealand

Source: JAMA Network   Loneliness is associated with reduced health-related quality of life and increased morbidity and mortality. Centenarians are a unique group to study as a model of successful aging; examination of their psychosocial demographics may help identify factors that reduce loneliness and its sequelae. The number of centenarians has increased significantly since the […]

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On December 4, 2018, posted in: Home page feature, News by

NEW ZEALAND: Loneliness in Men 60 Years and Over – The Association with Purpose in Life

Loneliness as a consequence of getting older negatively impacts on the health and well-being of men as they age. Having a purpose in life may mitigate loneliness and therefore positively impact on health and well-being. Limited research into loneliness and purpose in life has been undertaken in older men. This study seeks to understand the relationship between loneliness […]

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On October 30, 2018, posted in: News by

NEW ZEALAND: Late‐Life Living and Care Arrangements of Older Filipino New Zealanders

New Zealand is rapidly becoming the host to an increasing number of ageing Filipino immigrants. Despite this sizeable population growth of ageing Filipinos in New Zealand, still very little is known about this ethnic group’s care needs and living arrangement preferences in later life within the New Zealand context. Data were collected from 15 older Filipinos who participated […]

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On October 30, 2018, posted in: News by

Moving Backwards, Moving Forward: The Experiences Of Older Filipino Migrants Adjusting To Life In New Zealand

Source: International Journal Of Qualitative Studies On Health And Well-being Historically, global migration trends have shown a significantly lower proportion of older people migrating compared to younger age cohorts (United Nations [UN], 2016). However, more recently, the global migrant profile has no longer been dominated by the young working-age population and it now includes a large percentage of older adults (UN, 2016; […]

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On September 26, 2018, posted in: News by

Negativity Surrounds Aged Care Nursing

Source: Auckland University of Technology Aged-care nursing remains the least popular career pathway for young nurses, despite huge efforts to showcase the opportunities and promote the value of working in this speciality. Various studies have explored why new nurses are not choosing aged care.  Factors identified include preferring other fields of nursing, such as acute […]

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On September 26, 2018, posted in: News by

The FARSEEING Real-world Fall Repository: A Large-scale Collaborative Database To Collect And Share Senior Signals From Real-world Falls

Source: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity Real-world fall events objectively measured by body-worn sensors can improve the understanding of fall events in older people. However, these events are rare and hence challenging to capture. Therefore, the FARSEEING (FAll Repository for the design of Smart and sElf-adaptive Environments prolonging Independent livinG) consortium and associated partners started to […]

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On August 31, 2018, posted in: News by

Positive Ageing Strategy and a Constitution for Older New Zealanders: Informing the discussion in 2018

The purpose of this event is to facilitate informed discussion around the new Positive Ageing Strategy and contemplate the role of a Constitution for Older New Zealanders. A number of excellent guest speakers and panelists have been lined up from around New Zealand.   15 August, 2018, 9:20- 2:30 CQ Hotel Wellington, 233 Cuba Street, […]

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On August 2, 2018, posted in: Gerontology Events, Home page feature by

Life And Living In Advanced Age: A Cohort Study In New Zealand – Te Puawaitanga o Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu, LiLACS NZ: Study Protocol

Source: University of Auckland The number of people of advanced age (85 years and older) is increasing and health systems may be challenged by increasing health-related needs. Recent overseas evidence suggests relatively high levels of wellbeing in this group, however little is known about people of advanced age, particularly the indigenous Māori, in Aotearoa, New […]

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On July 30, 2018, posted in: News by

How Family Caregivers Help Older Relatives Navigate Statutory Services At The End Of Life – A Descriptive Qualitative Study

Source: University of Auckland A key challenge in meeting the palliative care needs of people in advanced age is the multiple healthcare and social service agencies typically involved in their care. The ‘patient navigator’ model, originally developed in cancer care, is the professional solution most often recommended to address this challenge. However, little attention has […]

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On July 30, 2018, posted in: News by