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  • HEALTH NAVIGATOR WEBSITE RELAUNCH – The Health Navigator website has been upgraded . It provides a front door to New Zealand focused health information for people wishing to find out more about health conditions and disease prevention, medicines, procedures, quality mobile apps, and more. There’s a dedicated resource section for health professionals, which includes treatment guidelines to use during patient consultations, opportunities for clinicians to network through online forums as well as health services and support group directories. If your organisation has useful resources to add to this section or the clinician section of each health topic, let Health Navigator know and they can add these. 

  • Rates rebates -  The rates rebate scheme helps people whose rates are high in relation to their income.  The scheme is centrally-funded by the government and administered by local councils throughout New Zealand.

    Auckland Council tops-up the central government scheme to cover water and wastewater charges, so the rebate includes your total rates and water-related payments. 

    You will automatically receive a rates rebate application form and guide if you have received a rates rebate in the past in early August 2015 with your first rates instalment notice. Please pay the instalment due. If you are expecting a rates rebate, this will be applied to your next instalment.  If you haven't received the application, you can download the form from the council website or visit a service centre.

    You will need to provide evidence of income to assess your eligibility and the amount of your rebate for the 2015/2016 rating year: Rates rebate criteria - For help completing the form, refer to the rates rebate application guide, rates rebate information or visit a service centre.

  • interesting link between ageism and elder abuse discrimination-ageism-can-lead-elder-abuse

  • Stroke Riskometer App launched  -An app is available for downloading to your smart phone which allows the user to assess their risk for stroke. This app is easy to use through a 20-step process, and provides an estimate of five and 10 year risk of stroke for the user. It is endorsed by the World Federation of Neurology, the World Stroke Organisation, the International Association of Neurology and Epidemiology and the Auckland University of Technology. The assessment app is free, but if you wish to receive advice on how to modify stroke risk factors you will need to download the Stroke Riskometer Pro for a small charge. The Stroke Riskometer app can be downloaded free at  AppStore and GooglePlay.  There is also a Stroke Riskometer Facebook page.

  • Memory banking: A life story intervention for aging preparation and mental health promotion 
    Zanjani, F., Downer, B.G., Hosier, A.F., &., Watkins, J.D. (2015, March). Journal of Aging and Health, 27(2), 355-76.
    The study says memory banking is a promising intervention and outcomes so far support continued investigation and development in the area of life story development for aging preparation and improving late life mental health distress in a community setting. 

  • follow this link to access Franklin Family Support Services’ Community Newsletter: franklinfamilysupportservices newsletter-may-2015.pdf

  • Audio and sign interpreted ANZAC services ANZAC day services
  • Massey have just released new research reports on two recent projects: The New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Ageing, and The Living Standards of Older People You can read  latest research summaries heremassey research reports
  • A website promoting healthy ageing - lots of fantastic information AgeWell
  • Health Services available for Older People in South Auckland Healthpoint