Sunday, June 23, 2024
HomeHealth & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

Update your Covid Protection

It might not be making quite so many headlines these days, but unfortunately, Covid is still here. If you’re 65 or over, taking care of yourself is just as important as ever. The good news is, keeping up to date with the Covid vaccine can help protect you from serious...

Reversing skin damage is now possible at any age

It’s exciting to see Kiwi science leading the way, and cell biologist Dr Iona Weir’s Atopis range of skin care and dermatology is certainly doing just that. A New Zealand breakthrough in skin science Dr Weir’s globally patented Myrecil® ingredient activates a whole new cellular pathway that can reverse years of...

Mahe Drysdale – Overcoming the pain of arthritis and winning Olympic Gold

When Mahé Drysdale embarked on his stellar rowing career there were some prerequisites

Why does a bad night’s sleep make my aches and pains even worse?

There is an irrefutable two-way (bi-directional) relationship between pain and sleep. Bad sleep makes “bad pain”, good sleep makes “good pain”. Good sleep itself is a therapy for pain and yet we all know pain makes sleeping more difficult. Let’s dive into this powerful relationship, discover how it works...

Powers of attorney

Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) allow a person to make choices for another when they are deemed to lack the capacity to make rational decisions. Ask around for the best deal. www.justice.govt.nz/family/powers-to-make-decisions/the-court-and-enduring-power-of-attorney-epa/ Not having a power of attorney can mean upsetting consequences such as a longer hospital stay. Older people have waited...

Primary and Community Health body on the budget

Primary and Community Health Aotearoa chair Steve Chadwick said in a press statement it was pleasing there had been some investment in primary and community health in the new government budget But she added that from an equity perspective, it was disappointing to have the free prescription removed. “We believe...

Seminar sessions

Grey Power Marlborough held two well-attended seminars in March. Speakers, including from the Ministry of Social Development, Community Law, Stadium 2000, and Civil Defence Emergency Services, all offered great information to those present who went away feeling they had gained worthwhile knowledge from attending. We also hosted a Prostate Cancer...

Creating healthier homes since 2011

At Greenside Energy Solutions (previously Green- Star), our mission is to create warmer, healthier and more energy efficient Kiwi homes. We are proud to be partnered with EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) offering 80% government grants towards Insulation & Heating options making these fundamentals affordable and in some cases...

Natural arthritis aid and circulation booster

Exercise while sitting watching TV or reading. Affordable, effective and so easy. Twelve years ago when a lady from Te Horo devised a means of relieving her husband’s severe arthritic pain, stiff joints and swollen ankles, she didn’t anticipate the demand for her Aircycle. The inflatable cushion, shaped like a pair...

Preventing elder abuse – how we can all play our part

The United Nations recognises 15 June as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Office for Seniors marks this event to raise awareness about elder abuse and publicise the range of resources and services available to ensure older people can live safe and dignified lives. The World Health Organization defines elder...

Listen: Cognitive tests assessing driver impairment in question

Grey Power is calling for a change to elderly driver assessments, claiming the process for assessing driver capability is penalising some of the very people who need their licences the most.

Home support provides a crucial service

Many Grey Power members are aware that the Federation supports other organisations to improve conditions for older people and one of these kindred organisations is the E tū union which empowers its members to improve their working lives and advocate for better conditions. Home and Community Support Service carers...
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