Jean Vanier Awarded Templeton Prize

“We are not called by God to do extraordinary things but to do ordinary things with extraordinary love“ Jean Vanier, humanist, philosopher, theologian and author has been awarded the 2015 Templeton Prize for his discovery of the ..” central role of vulnerable people as a source of dialogue, of healing, of unity and of peace…

Dementia Friendly Communities

Creating age-friendly communities is one vital step for our future wellbeing and Alzheimers NZ has shared a great new resource from Alzheimers Disease International. They have released a new Dementia Friendly Communities Resource booklet. This booklet contains information on Dementia Friendly Communities projects from countries and regions across the world, highlighting six key areas of…

IMF, Unions & Rise of Inequality

On the day that new NZ laws come into effect that further reduce workers rights, the IMF (yes, this is not a typo – International Monetary Fund – that notorious hotbed of unionism!?) releases a report telling us how important unions are in reducing inequality!! According to the IMF’s study, “the decline in unionization is…

HCHA Conference 2015 ‘Facing Change’

28-30 April 2015, Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Auckland The HCHA Conference 2015 will explore the challenges and opportunities of changes occurring in home and community services – as a result of consumer and cultural needs, demographics and choices; and as a result of strategy around workforce, community supports and integration.  We will include consumer and carer…

Age Concern Conference 2015 ‘Celebrating Age: Act locally, think globally’

April 21 and 22 2015, The Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp Street Kilbirnie, Wellington www.brentwoodhotel.co.nz​ This will be a wonderful opportunity to collectively celebrate the contributions of all Age Concerns to older people in New Zealand, as well as celebrating the contributions of older people themselves. The Celebrating Age conference will be a vibrant and dynamic…