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Stay healthy for them this winter

The flu vaccine is free if you’re over 65. It’s also free for children and adults with certain underlying health conditions, including diabetes, heart and lung diseases, and mental health conditions. To book your flu vaccine: visit BookMyVaccine.nz call the Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26 contact your doctor, pharmacy...

Grey Power loses tireless advocate for Seniors

Jan Pentecost QSM, has been a tireless advocate for seniors throughout her 14 years on the Federation Board. Recently Jan retired as President for family & health reasons. She will be sorely missed as a compassionate President of the organisation for the last 4 years, as well as for...

Call for Review of Driving Licence Renewal Procedures

Grey Power has been lobbying for a change to the inconsistent ways in which GPs are assessing Seniors for Driving Licence renewals around the country. Many seniors are facing stressful testing with cognitive tests that test their memory, rather than their driving ability. Medical experts have demonstrated that these...

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.

Capitalising on demographic trends for consistent returns in NZ’s thriving senior living sector

Senior living delivers steadily rising income returns to investors. Senior Trust Income Generator announces rate increase to 8%*pa pre-tax (*From 1 April 2024) Investors are confronted by hard decisions in these uncertain times. One thing is certain all those living are ageing! The good news for the senior living investment...

Older renters need urgent Government housing support

A growing number of retirees are facing the challenge of renting as they age. Suitable affordable properties are rare, and often only offer short term tenancies resulting in uncertainty and stress. For those retirees with limited financial resources trying to survive on the single NZ Superannuation weekly payment of $477.52,...

Reducing the Impact of Council Rate Increases

Local body rate increases this year appear to be well above the rate of the increase in the CPI, creating more financial stress for homeowners, especially those on fixed incomes like many retirees dependent on NZ Superannuation (NZS). Research commissioned by the Retirement Commission (Equitable Rates Relief Oct 20, 2023)...

Transport issues

There has to be some action taken to protect pedestrians, not just our members and aged people, but walkers in general, What I am referring to specifically is cyclists who use FOOTpaths intended for pedestrians. With the advent of battery-assisted bicycles and scooters there is growing disquiet and apprehension of...

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...

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably sung along to this song. And you’ve probably wondered if YOU would ever enjoy a snowy, festive Christmas. Well, guess what? It’s about to HAPPEN! We can’t guarantee snow (that’s up to the weather-gods). But on December 10 this year, my wife and...
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