News from around the community and government
Over 600,000 New Zealanders will be able to avoid the often painful and debilitating shingles infection following PHARMAC’s decision to fully fund the shingles vaccine.
With the burden of work-related injuries in older employees only set to increase, more needs to be done to keep them safe, a University of Otago study has found.
Our fast-growing ageing population presents New Zealand with major accessibility and health issues. By 2036, nearly one in four Kiwis will be aged over 65 and numbers over 80 will have doubled.
The Reserve Bank says that International Fraud Awareness Week is a good reminder of what to do if you’re the target of a finance scam.
In this issue, we celebrate International Day of the Older Person, reveal the latest data from the Business of Ageing 2017 update, look at a life-changing way to get around with a disability, provide financial advice on fraud, how to apply for a rates rebate, pet insurance and more.
Te Wiki Kaumātua Seniors’ Week is a festival of community events and activities planned with older residents in mind that starts in the Capital On Wednesday 11th October.