A day in the life of… a village manager

KYLA HURLEY shares with INsite why she loves her job as village manager of Chatswood Retirement Village – and where she can be found when she’s not at work!

interRAI: the tight and tiring race to meet mandatory deadline

On 1 July, after a somewhat hurried and harried introduction, interRAI became the mandatory clinical assessment tool for nurses to use in residential aged care facilities nationwide. FIONA CASSIE caught up with some nursing leaders as facilities headed down the home straight in a race to meet the deadline to train nurses in an already time and resource-stretched sector.

Here come the baby boomers!

New research shows that baby boomers want choice and control as they enter old age.

Baby boomers open up about old age

Future government policies will need to be flexible to accommodate the diverse needs of ageing baby boomers, a Victoria University of Wellington researcher has found.

A good place to be

JUDE BARBACK talks to Guy Eady about life after Oceania and the rise of his new venture, the BeGroup.

‘New kid’ Arvida takes a fresh approach

JUDE BARBACK talks to Arvida Group chief executive Bill McDonald about the formidable task of getting the retirement and aged care sector’s newest player up and running.

Up close and personal with… Todd Perkinson

Jude Barback asks TODD PERKINSON, New Zealand-based chief executive officer of RDNS, about running a trans-Tasman organisation and the challenging funding environment of the home-based support services sector.

Case study: the retirement village

KATE RUSSELL shares the joys and challenges experienced by Dalman Architecture in breathing life into Christchurch’s Russley Village.

Ask the experts: investment

JAMES BEALE, head of investment management at Craigs Investment Partners, outlines recent trends for the big three listed retirement village operators.

Looking beyond the village

New Zealand’s retirement village industry is sometimes criticised for failing to deliver a fair deal for residents, but what are the alternatives for older adults as they contemplate the next chapter of their lives? And are they able to deliver the same things villages can? Here, JUDE BARBACK takes a closer look at flatting for the elderly, retiring abroad and other options.


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