Older persons' health

Are your medicines right for you? How to find out

When taken correctly with regular reviews by your doctor, medications can improve your health and prolong your life.... read more about Are your medicines right for you? How to find out»

Carers: Where to find more info

Whether you are choosing to become a carer, or have a family member who needs care, there is a lot to think about when... read more about Carers: Where to find more info»

Community Services Card = cheaper GP fees

Many general practices charge lower fees if you have a Community Services Card (CSC). If you have a CSC, the most you... read more about Community Services Card = cheaper GP fees»

Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going

Having a health condition or injury might seem limiting, but it doesn't mean you have to stop doing all the things you... read more about Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going»

Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably

The Ministry of Health and district health boards fund several services for older people to help support you as you... read more about Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably»

Get a great night’s sleep, here’s how…

We’ve got some tips to help you get a good, refreshing night’s sleep as often as you can. Good sleep habits will... read more about Get a great night’s sleep, here’s how…»

Help your older family members stay safe from falls

Live Stronger for Longer research shows people over 65 are very sensitive to being told what to do, and don't want to... read more about Help your older family members stay safe from falls»

How to get back into the community after an illness or injury

It is important to get back into activities with other people after an illness, injury, or surgery – but it can seem... read more about How to get back into the community after an illness or injury»

How to keep your home warm & dry

A cold, damp home is the last thing you need in the Canterbury winter. And it isn’t just uncomfortable, it’s bad... read more about How to keep your home warm & dry»

How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.

Mild memory loss is very common as people get older. These strategies can help you make changes to your environment... read more about How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.»

Keeping active: every bit of movement counts

Keeping active is one of the best things you can do for your health. Being active can reduce your chance of cancer,... read more about Keeping active: every bit of movement counts»

Older people can get depressed too. Find out how to manage it

Depression is not a normal part of ageing and it is not a character weakness. It is a medical illness and there are... read more about Older people can get depressed too. Find out how to manage it»

Reduce your cancer risk

There are some simple things you can do to reduce your chances of getting the Big C. It’s up to you how many of these... read more about Reduce your cancer risk»

Renewing prescriptions

To renew a prescription, you usually need an appointment at your health clinic to review your health and check how your... read more about Renewing prescriptions»

Rest homes & retirement villages: make an informed choice

If you or a family member is thinking about going into a rest home or hospital care, you may be eligible for government... read more about Rest homes & retirement villages: make an informed choice»

So you want to be a caregiver…

Providing personal care to someone can make a huge difference in their life. It is also a big responsibility for you.... read more about So you want to be a caregiver…»

Support and services for older people in Canterbury

There are a lot of services and support available for older people with different needs. The Needs Assessment Service... read more about Support and services for older people in Canterbury»

This is the most common injury for people 65 years and older

Falls are the most common cause of injury for people 65 years or older, and falls make up two thirds of all ACC claims... read more about This is the most common injury for people 65 years and older»

This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier

Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Even if you are getting older, or... read more about This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier»

What’s the difference between osteoarthritis and arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by natural wear and tear to the cartilage and joints over time. It can... read more about What’s the difference between osteoarthritis and arthritis?»

When collecting becomes hoarding. Is it a problem?

For some people, collecting things grows out of control. Their homes become cluttered, often causing a fire or health... read more about When collecting becomes hoarding. Is it a problem?»

You can choose how you want to be treated at the end of your life. Here’s how

We all have individual ideas and beliefs about how we want to be treated at the end of our life. Talking about what you... read more about You can choose how you want to be treated at the end of your life. Here’s how»

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Page last updated: 12 December 2018

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