Information for every step of your caring journey!

Information for every step of your caring journey!

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Carer Story: Remembering Mum

By Sharon Marks  Imagine a Christmas where, after a traumatic relationship separation, you find yourself alone and destitute in a new town with two small children. That is where I…

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Advice: Should You Have a Flu Vaccination?

Geriatrician Dr Maree Todd encourages older people, those with chronic conditions, family carers, and health workers to have an annual flu injection. Influenza vaccinations are free for those over 65…

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Carer Story: A Friend for Mum!

When Family Care editor Laurie Hilsgen’s Mum shifted to an assisted living apartment, her seven children hoped she would settle easily and make new friends. But chronic loneliness prompted a…

A Year Ago Today

If you are supporting an elderly parent who is dying or very unwell, visit the blog of Carers World Radio producer and presenter Patricia Mitchell.  “A year ago my mother…

Keeping Moving: Staying Mobile!

More people of all ages are using mobility scooters, walking frames, and walking sticks. Once ugly and institutional, today’s most popular aids are colourful, attractive, and have appealing features. Find…

Stroke Foundation Information for Carers

Download helpful booklets and pamphlets at the Stroke Foundation website, and learn about support options near where you live. You can view the Foundation’s informative booklets online or order print…

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Help + Information from the Cancer Society of NZ

The website of the Cancer Society is an important source of information for New Zealanders affected by cancer and their families and close friends. The Society provides information about types…

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Keeping Moving: Advice for Older Drivers

Download the NZ Transport Agency’s booklet about the driver licence renewal process, and tips to keep older drivers moving. The booklet also contains guidelines for assessing your own driving ability…

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