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The draft new strategy for an ageing population is now available for feedback. You can view the draft strategy and a summary "Better later life - He Orang Kaumātua 2019-2034" and the summary of the new draft strategy as well as giving your feedback at SuperSeniors

HEP C can now be cured - get tested - ask your GP

Actions to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Gender Diverse and Intersex Elders
The Australian Government has published the Aged Care Diversity Framework and a series of action plans to help the aged care sector to better cater for the diverse characteristics and life experiences of older Australians. The Framework and action plans were developed following extensive community consultations.This document captures the voice of LGBTI peoples expressed through those consultations. It is intended both to help LGBTI peoples express their needs when speaking with aged care providers and as a resource to support people working in aged care to understand the perspectives of LGBTI peoples

New strategy to prepare for an ageing population
The Office for Seniors has published a summary of the feedback from the workships and submissions which is now available on the superseniors website. The new draft strategy will be available for public consultation in the first half of this year

The Shielded Site
Women's Refuge has created a tool to help victims of domestic violence access a shielded portal through which they can contact them, find out how to make a plan to safely get out of a dangerous situation, learn how to stay safe online and get answers to questions about what cames next - all without fear of it showing up in their browser history for anyone else to find.

Survey on the complaints process in aged care
The Ministry of Health, along with aged care providers, HDC, DHB's and the Health Quality Safety Commission have developed a survey to better understand what issues you encounter when you have concerns around rest home/aged care facility care.

Stroke self-management rehabilitation website
New tools for stroke prevention and recovery are now available. The visual format of this series of self-management video clips and DVDs on stroke care and rehabilitation make it much easier for stroke sufferers and their families to improve recovery post stroke. They show exactly how to manage everyday needs and provide practical demonstrations of exercises and other techniques to improve quality of life after a stroke.

The Health and Ageing Research Team from Massey University has released their latest report 'The New Zealand Health, Work & Retirement Longitudinal Study 2006-2016'. This report discusses the key findings from the New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement Longitudinal study: tracking the health and wellbeing of people aged 55+ in New Zealand. The New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement (HWR) study began in 2006 as the first longitudinal study of ageing of its kind in New Zealand. Over 11,000 New Zealand residents have participated in the study.

The Council of Medical Colleges (CMC) is encouraging older people to talk to their doctor about whether they could take fewer medicines. The CMC coordinates the Choosing Wisely campaign, which encourages patients to ask their health professional:

The 2019 Age Concern North Shore Calendar of Activities is now available. Click here to view pdf

Age Concern North Shore - North Shore Information Directory for Older People