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

Anna Kornadt: Why we rarely feel our age

The quote attributed to American Baseball plater Satchel Paige, goes “How old would you be if you didn’t know what age you were?” Most of us feel an age that bears no relation to our physical age.

Elsa and Erice’s long-term friendship formed via Age Concern Kāpiti

At a remarkable 103 years of age, Elsa Koasaar, a resident of an independent unit in a Paraparaumu rest home, is a testament to the power of resilience and the enduring bonds of friendship. Elsa’s story is not just about personal triumph; it’s also about the bonds that shape our lives. The heart of this story is Elsa’s friendship with Erice Carley, a volunteer visitor from Age Concern Kāpiti.

New Animated Video Promotes The Rights Of People Using Health And Disability Services

The Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) today launched an animated video titled Respecting your Rights, which aims to empower people to understand and exercise their rights when using health and disability services in Aotearoa New Zealand. "Everyone should be treated as a partner in their care," says Morag McDowell, Health and Disability Commissioner. "However, some communities, continue to face challenges with health and disability services and may not understand their rights or feel empowered to exercise them. This video will strengthen people’s knowledge of their rights when receiving health and disability care and help promote person-centred care."

What to do if you think a friend or family member is being scammed

In support of Sorted Money Month, the FMA has teamed up with clinical psychologist Nigel Latta to help you understand how you can support a friend or family member who has been caught up in an investment scam.

You’re never too young to have a will

New research commissioned by Public Trust in its 150th year reveals 65% of parents and guardians with children aged under five in New Zealand do not have a will, highlighting a common misconception that people believe they don’t have assets worth protecting, or that they’re too young to need a will.

Nigel Latta: The changing face of intergenerational wealth

New Zealanders are not leaving money to their children the way they used to - and many are not able to. Not only are times tough, but we're living longer and older people need the money for themselves. As part of a study to "better understand and quantify New Zealander attitudes and actions around intergenerational wealth", Public Trust commissioned a quantitative survey of more than 1000 Kiwis.

Research reveals alarming ageism against elderly within health sector

The findings of new health research have prompted a warning about future staffing of the aged care sector. Samantha Heath is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Unitec in West Auckland. Her soon-to-be-published research has revealed 30% of trainee nurses surveyed nationwide do not want to work in aged care.

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