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Caring into Retirement by Frank Gaze

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Frank Gaze, a carer for many years, talks about life as an older person and draws on a range of caring situations he has found himself in over the course of his life. “Ultimately” he says “it is looking after oneself that is the most likely task we will all have.

Staying Connected with Family in Residential Care

How can you stay close to loved ones who need residential or long-term care? Here are ideas from Lorraine Pollock, who manages Bupa’s Winara facility in Waikanae. After years of…

Carers NZ Brochure

Download Carers NZ’s helpful brochure and add it to your own electronic carer infopack!  This brochure provides information about Carers NZ, and the types of information and support the national…

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Keeping Mobile: Use Your Mobility Scooter Safely

If you currently use a mobility scooter or power chair or are considering using one in the future – this free booklet is for you. Published by the NZ Transport…

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All Kinds of Help! Our Comprehensive Guide

Many organisations offer specialised advice and information to help older people, family carers, and New Zealanders who have health or disability needs.  Download our helpful NZ Guide, with contact details…

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Carer Story: Supporting Dad

By Rosey Duncan My Dad was a busy and productive man who worked hard and led a full life. Nicknamed The Mighty Atom by friends due to his energetic ‘up…

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Dressing Table Nostalgia!

Take a treasure-filled trip down memory lane with residents of Bupa’s Waterlea and Bethesda facilities! Many of the beautiful items featured in this article were given by husbands and parents…

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