How often do you hear older people referred to as a burden?
Stereotypes about ageing are powerful and they can easily dictate the way we think and respond.
At Third Age Solutions I am pleased to become an Age Concern Dignity Champion, helping NZ to become a more inclusive society, and change attitudes and behaviours that devalue older people.
I encourage you to also become an Age concern Dignity Champion.
As a Champion, I pledge to:
* Reject stereotypes and focus on the uniqueness of every individual
* Speak up when I hear people speaking negatively about growing old
* Have the courage to question practices I feel are disrespectful to older people
* Not patronise older people
* Be patient, polite and friendly
* Have zero tolerance for abuse or neglect
* Be a relationship builder - to combat isolation and loneliness by better getting to know older people that I come into contact with.
Have your say on proposed changes to Thorndon Quay and Hutt Road before 8 June.
It’s a time for fine-tuning your skills and pushing the boundaries, catching up with your mates and heading off on new adventures at the drop of a hat! No, we’re not talking about your 20s, we’re talking about your retirement.
Ross’ retirement saw the beginning of his musical journey where his passion quickly evolved from making music, to crafting guitars. It all started when Ross and some mates joined a music group where the camaraderie and togetherness were just as important as the music.
Living in a Ryman village, Ross can continue living life to the full in his retirement because they are places where you don’t retire from life, you find a new way to live .
This week we feature a cat called Simba. Who belongs to Dean Cooper from Masterton.
"Simba is around 27 years old and although starting to loose weight, is still going strong!
Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in.