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‘Have Your Say’ campaign launched for seniors

A campaign to encourage older people to have their say to help inform National’s policy development has been launched.

Social isolation key focus of event

An Auckland event on Friday will focus on helping people to prevent loneliness and social isolation as they age and enter retirement.

Pay Equity Settlement is negatively impacting providers: report

A new report shows that aged care providers have been negatively impacted by the Care & Support Workers’ Pay Equity Settlement and that the funding model review can’t come soon enough for the sector.

Supergold Card fraud on the rise

Grey Power has expressed concerns that the Supergold card is being used fraudulently by younger people and is calling for photo ID to be added the cards.

News crew swap brings awareness to Kiwis living with vision loss

NewsHub and the Blind Foundation partnered together to swap regular members of the news production crew with people living with no or low vision.

More than 800,000 Southern Cross customers stripped of funeral insurance

More than 800,000 people have been stripped of insurance funds set aside to cover their funeral costs when they die after Southern Cross pulled the pin on the benefit.

Employers should have to pay KiwiSaver for over 65s

Employers should have to continue paying KiwiSaver contributions to people who are over 65, an academic has told politicians considering changes to the scheme.

Funded Family Care survey closes shortly

Family carers are encouraged to complete Funded Family Care survey and Carers’ Strategy Action Plan survey – both soon to close.

How do Kiwis compare with Americans when it comes to preparing for retirement?

A United States survey revealed that 39% of people who have yet to retire have not started saving for retirement. How does that compare to New Zealanders?

Feared loss of nurses to DHBs turning into reality, says aged care sector

The feared exit of aged care nurses to DHBs is eventuating, says the New Zealand Aged Care Association. One facility manager, working nights to cover roster gaps, fears the pay gap could “bleed aged care dry”. The nurses’ union NZNO argues that migration is not the answer.
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