Margaret Pittaway, the Health and Social Development spokesperson for Rural Women New Zealand, looks at the history of support for rural carers, current challenges faced by many in isolated settings and the technology based solutions they are utilising.
My eldest brother Ollie needs a lot of help and often we miss out on sports and other activities. Sometimes people stare at us but I don’t mind, other times…
Welcome to 2017! There’s something really nice about celebrating one year and starting fresh on the next. Even though there is only one day between last year and this year, suddenly the world seems to open up with endless possibilities.
Just like caring, on the camino you can miss a signpost and get a bit lost!
Vivienne Tavite of Dunedin is one of five family carers walking the Camino Portugues to promote carer wellbeing.
Ian Hansen and the other family carers walking the Camino Portugues detoured to spend a few hours with staff and elderly residents of Sanitas Vigo. The group then finished the day with more walking on a rainy day in northern Spain.
Yesterday the family carers walking the Camino Portugues to Santiago in Spain popped into Sanitas Vigo’s beautiful facility for a visit. We received a wonderful welcome, and got to meet the staff and some of the residents.
Most of us have blisters. Some, like mine, even have names.