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Decade of Healthy Ageing

I was privileged to represent Grey Power at this important Hui held in Auckland on 3 October. The purpose was to support a collaborative approach amongst key organisations to advancing the causes of older people during the UN Decade of Health Ageing. Sponsored by the Selwyn Foundation, together with Age...

The golden years – living well within

This offering is a springboard for looking into the inner dynamics that make each of us who we are. From conception, our unique qualities and characteristics shape us into who we are, how we react, respond, give and take; and see, relate, judge and help others. Most of us have...

A peace meditation

Sit comfortably in a chair or in bed. Be comfortable and relaxed in a quiet space. Your spine as erect as possible without straining. Close your eyes. Breathe slowly and focus your attention on your breath. Reflect and see what aspect of your life is not in peace...

St George’s Cancer Care Centre expands services to Dunedin and Queenstown

People seeking cancer treatment through St George’s Cancer Care Centre, based in Christchurch, will now have access to a radiation oncologist in Dunedin and a medical oncologist in Queenstown. Dr Tivanka Senanayake is working in Dunedin, and Dr Jim Edwards in Queenstown, to offer people living in these regions who’ve...

ACC launches free Nymbl app

KEEP doing what you love with ACC’s free digital balance app, Nymbl. ACC has launched Nymbl: a free balance training and education app that is available for anyone over the age of 50 to download and apply to their daily life. There are already over 40,000 users in New Zealand...

Embracing the Golden Years: Your passport to a vibrant 2024

As the pages of the calendar turn, we find ourselves on the threshold of a new year, and with it comes a world of exciting possibilities. 2024 holds the promise of fresh experiences and newfound vitality, and there’s no better time to embark on a journey to a healthier,...

Does technology negatively impact on your sleep?

Why do all the health websites say to stop technology one hour before bed? Kirsten Taylor, Naturopathic Sleep Specialist, Sleep Researcher and Product Developer explains the reasoning behind it. International research clearly shows that interacting with technology for only one hour before bed has little to no impact on sleep...

Regardless of the election result most Kiwis can’t afford premium aged care

If the nearly 40,000 Kiwis living in aged-care facilities all lived in one place the community would be about the size of Gisborne. They would almost qualify for their own electorate and have the right to appoint/elect a member of Parliament. 57 percent of those citizens require high levels...

Carpe Diem: Seize the day!

A multimillionaire once said that he owed his success in life to his belief in carpe diem. This Latin phrase, which comes from the Roman poet Horace, means literally “Pluck the day.” The essential idea is “Enjoy yourself while you have the chance. Pursue the pleasures of the moment without...

Get to ‘Know Your Bones’ It could save your life

Our skeleton isn’t something we tend to think about and most of us take it for granted. However, if you want to live an active, independent life well into old age, a healthy skeleton matters. Most people hear the word ‘fracture (broken bone)’ and think ‘nuisance’. Some initial pain, an...
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