The Government will continue to help get seniors digitally enabled, Minister for Seniors Ginny Andersen announced today.
People aged over 50 with innovative business ideas will now be able to receive support to advance their ideas to the next stage of development.
Eleven projects are being funded as part of the Government’s efforts to prevent elder abuse, Minister for Seniors Dr Ayesha Verrall announced as part of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Supporting older people to stay in the workforce and transition their skills as they age and their circumstances change is a key part of the new Older Workers Employment Action Plan.
The Government has appointed Carolyn Cooper as the inaugural Aged Care Commissioner, to lead much needed systematic change in the sector.
All District Health Boards have completed a key part of the Government’s preparations for Omicron with the roll out of boosters to staff and residents in all aged residential care facilities in New Zealand.
Minister for Seniors Dr Ayesha Verrall has today launched the Better Later Life Action Plan at the virtual Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa conference, setting out a pathway for a better future for older New Zealanders.
Recruitment for an Aged Care Commissioner will start next month, to ensure greater oversight of New Zealand’s aged care sector.
A new campaign is shining a spotlight on elder abuse, and urging people to protect older New Zealanders.
Work to break down digital barriers faced by older New Zealanders, has received international recognition.
The Government’s investment in digital literacy training for seniors has led to more than 250 people participating so far, helping them stay connected.