Check out a selection of links to interesting news and articles from New Zealand and abroad.

Age Isn’t A Barrier To Being Active And Having Fun!

Confidence building, trying new activities, and having fun are just some of the reasons why adults aged 60+ will be attending the inaugural Wairarapa Senior Regional Games on 30 March from 10.00am-1.00pm at the Trust House Centre in Masterton.

New booster plan in time for winter

All New Zealanders aged 30 and over will be able to access the new COVID bivalent booster from April as part of the Government’s plan to keep Kiwis safe and take pressure off our health system.

Rest Home Costs Guide Published By MoneyHub

MoneyHub has launched a comprehensive guide to help Kiwis navigate the complicated world of Rest Home Costs, Subsidies and Financing. The rest home cost guide is the first of its kind in New Zealand. It offers an in-depth look at the different types of rest homes and residential care facilities available, their benefits, and the financing options to help cover care costs.

Use It Or Lose It – Simple Advice From Nz Memory And Brain Health Experts For Brain Awareness Month

March is Brain Awareness Month so it’s the perfect time for us all to stop and think about what we’re doing to look after our memory and all-round brain health. Most of us have seen first-hand the devastating effects of age and disease on the brain and memory and while there is no cure Alzheimer’s the exciting news is that getting older doesn’t have to go hand in hand with memory loss. Research now shows that the human brain is growing and changing throughout our lives and we can control three of the four causes of brain aging in just a few minutes a day

Life in a retirement village - are they a haven or a prison?

Retirement villages have been in the news, with complaints that the occupation rights model used by many leaves residents financially worse off. But Joy Crabtree says the positives outweigh the negatives so long as you go into a village with your eyes wide open.

'Honestly I just don't know why I did it': Our oldest population is losing money, by buying into retirement villages

In a nation obsessed with house prices and capital gains, why is a sector of Aotearoa’s ageing population denied any capital gain on the sale of their home and left waiting up to a year for what they do get?

Manaaki te katoa | Be kind to all