Information for every step of your caring journey!

Information for every step of your caring journey!


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…


Hoarding, A Disorder That Can Be Distressing For Everyone

Dr Maree Todd, a geriatrician for Auckland Hospital, says Mary J’s experience with her Mum’s hoarding can be tricky to deal with. “This is the story of someone with a hoarding…


Downsizing? Choices, Choices!

Considering a change of home and lifestyle? It’s good to be proactive if you have outgrown your family home, have health concerns, or want to be closer to family. Who’s…

Government Services for Seniors

Download this helpful guide which covers a range of information and help that’s available to people aged 65 years and older. Produced by the Ministry of Social Development, Services for…


Ministry of Health: Information for Older People

If you support an older person, visit the Services for Older People section of the Ministry of Health’s website for helpful information and resources.  These include informative booklets, including one…


Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People

The Ministry of Health’s Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People.

Designed to help New Zealanders aged 65 years and over live longer and healthier lives.


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…


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…