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Ageing Well Newsletter – Issue 2, 2022

In the second instalment of the Ageing Well Newsletter for 2022, we feature:

  • An update from Ageing Well Director, Associate Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie
  • Read the Ageing Well response to the Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways review
  • Research Spotlight: Helping Pacific families affected by dementia
  • Welcoming the new Aged Care Commissioner
  • Ageing Well Director named Chair of Rauika Māngai
  • New Fellows Elected to the Royal Society Te Apārangi
  • ACTIVATION Project ‘Getting Around’ survey
  • New publications by Ageing Well researchers
  • Ageing Well researcher teams up with Dr Ashley Bloomfield
  • New papers focus on equity
  • Other helpful news and resources

Read these articles in Ageing Well’s newsletter – Issue 2.

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Ageing Well Newsletter – Issue 1, 2022

In the first instalment of the Ageing Well Newsletter for 2022, we feature:

  • An update from Ageing Well Director, Associate Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie
  • Helpful Covid-19 resources
  • Sending aroha to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Tonga
  • Te Are Paerangi Future Pathways
  • Research Spotlight: Healthy Pacific Grandparents
  • New publications by Ageing Well researchers and whānau
  • New funding opportunity from the HRC
  • New report: ‘Older Māori and aged residential care in Aotearoa’
  • Our researchers in the news
  • Other helpful news and resources

Read these articles in Ageing Well’s newsletter – Issue 1.

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Ageing Well Newsletter – Issue 5, 2021

Ageing Well Director, Assoc Prof Louise Parr-Brownlie addresses Ageing Well whānau at our regional symposium, Dunedin.

In the fifth and final instalment of Ageing Well’s newsletter for 2021, we feature:

  • An update from the Chair of Ageing Well, Dr Will Edwards
  • Professor Baxter appointed Dean of Graduate School
  • A recap of our regional symposia
  • Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways webinars
  • Research spotlight: Independence and Housing Tenure
  • Research team wins University medal
  • How to talk to people about vaccine hesitancy
  • Researcher receives fellowship
  • Helpful articles, and more.

Read these articles in Ageing Well’s newsletter – Issue 5.

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Ageing Well Newsletter – Issue 4, 2021

Ageing Well Director Associate Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie and Co-Director Professor David Baxter

In the fourth issue of the Ageing Well Newsletter for 2021, we feature:

  • An update from the Directors of Ageing Well, Associate Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie and Professor David Baxter
  • A wrap up of the recent Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa Conference
  • ISAP member receives honour
  • Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons 2021
  • Research spotlight: the Kaumātua Mana Motuhake Project
  • Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021
  • Ageing Well researchers in the media
  • Update from our ACTIVATION program
  • Welcome to our new subscribers, and more.

Read these articles in Ageing Well’s newsletter – Issue 4.

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Ageing Well Newsletter – Issue 2, 2021

In a bumper second issue of the Ageing Well Newsletter for 2021, the Director of Ageing Well, Associate Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie, opens the newsletter with an update about what has been happening in Ageing Well circles.

Ageing Well proudly supported Te Pūtahitanga’, a paper that calls for a robust, accessible, and inclusive science sector. While behind the scenes, the Ageing Well team has been finalising our new book entitled ‘Celebrating Ageing Well: The first five years of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge’ to be released in late June. 

We also take the opportunity to congratulate some of those affiliated with our organisation, such as our International Science Advisory Panel member, Professor Angus Hikairo Macfarlane, who was recently made a Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for services to education, psychology, and Māori. Two of our researchers – Dr Kay Saville-Smith and Associate Professor El-Shadan (Dan) Tautolo – have been appointed to notable posts as Chief Science Advisor and as Chair of a HRC panel, respectively.

Coming up in symposiums: Ageing Well is pleased to support the Inaugural Pacific Peoples Fono in Auckland on June 25. On July 1, Ageing Well researcher Professor Ngaire Kerse is running a one-day symposium exploring ageing in retirement villages and aged residential care.

We are also proud to sponsor the ‘Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa’ conference, co-hosted by Age Concern and the NZ Association of Gerontology, that will be held in September/October.

Read these articles and more in our second issue for 2021.

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Ageing Well Newsletter – Issue 1, 2021

In the first issue of the Ageing Well Newsletter for 2021, we feature an update from our Chair, Dr Will Edwards.

We are pleased to welcome new members into our Ageing Well whānau.
In our Governance Group, we welcome to Rauru Kirikiri, Glenis Philip-Barbara, and Professor Les Oxley. And we welcome Dr Angus Hikairo Macfarlane to our International Science Advisory Panel and Dr Clive Aspin to our Strategic Advisory Group.

Ageing Well, in a strategic collaboration with A Better Start and Healthier Lives National Science Challenges, was pleased to announce $1.5 million funding for research into the impact of Chronic Disease on New Zealand Families.

A research update discusses the published papers from our researchers and we acknowledge two Ageing Well researchers for receiving prestigious awards. We also will be announcing something shortly relating to postdoctoral opportunities.

Read all these articles and more in our inaugural issue for 2021.

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December 2020 Newsletter

Attendees at the Ageing Well Symposium 2020

In the final instalment of the Ageing Well Newsletter for 2020, we feature:

  • An update from our Director, Associate Professor Louise Parr-Brownlie
  • Welcoming the new Minister for Seniors, Dr Ayesha Verrall
  • Wrap up of the Ageing Well Symposium 2020
  • Prestigious PhD Scholarship opportunities for Māori and Pacific Researchers
  • Big Postdoc opportunities to be announced in early 2021
  • Kaumātua launch Māori-designed cookie cutters
  • Call for abstracts for the International Conference on Neurology and Epidemiology (ICNE) 2021

Please note: Our office will be closed over the holiday period, from Monday, 21 December, and will reopen on Monday, 11 January, 2021. 

The Ageing Well team wishes you and your whānau a happy holiday season! We look forward to seeing you rested and recharged in 2021.

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September 2020 Newsletter

In the September issue of our new-look Ageing Well newsletter, we feature an update from our Chair, Dr Will Edwards.

A research update discusses the published papers and other work from our researchers. We also take a look at Ageing Well researchers in the media.

We celebrate the release of the Guide to Vision Mātauranga and also Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori.

Although the ‘Vision for Ageing in Aotearoa’ Conference has been postponed, Ageing Well has sponsored the webinar series will be taking place during October.

Additionally, we discuss new resources and funding opportunities.

Ageing Well Newsletter 2020

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July 2020 Newsletter

Our July Newsletter is released! It outlines the ACTIVATION Project that Ageing Well has co-funded with Healthier Lives, success stories from Ageing Well’s whānau, media appearances, our office relocation, and information about the upcoming conference. Hope you enjoy the read!

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