New Zealand websites

useful websites from boomersSuperSeniors
A website developed by the Ministry of Social Development, as a gateway to access information that is specifically tailored to be useful and relevant for seniors.

Grown Ups
A New Zealand magazine lifestyle site designed for Kiwi boomers and a little beyond. The site offers some light reading and good forums.

Age Concern
A national network of 35 offices, Age Concern is committed to promoting wellbeing, rights, respect and dignity for older people. It provides services, information and support to older people in response to local needs.

The Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income
The Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income (previously the Retirement Commission) is an autonomous crown entity that works to improve the financial wellbeing of all New Zealanders throughout their lives. The commission is also the office of the Retirement Commissioner.

Elder Net
Elder Net has a vast amount of information about community groups and organisations, retirement villages, rest homes, residential care, private hospitals, home help services, respite care and short term options, dementia care, public hospitals and other services for seniors.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
A comprehensive site providing educational and information on support services to protect, preserve and promote the wellbeing and stability of children and their grandparents/kin carers in circumstances where they cannot be raised by their parents.

Carers NZ
A New Zealand site for family carers and friends to watch, listen, read, share and learn.

Advance Care Planning
A new site which tackles the topic of planning for late life care in advance, including how you approach end of life care. Set up by the National Advance Care Planning Cooperative who are a collective of passionate like-minded people tasked with driving a collaborative approach to the design and implementation of advance care planning in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Association of Gerontology
A multidisciplinary organisation committed to understanding ageing and promoting the interests of older people.

International websites

Global Ageing Network
International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) is a global network of leaders in ageing services, housing, research, technology and design.

Advanced Style
This is the New York-based Blogspot of one Ari Seth Cohen. A youngish chap, Ari follows and photographs stylish and creative older folks in some of the world’s most elegant cities.

Huffington Post– Post 50
An excellent news site with heaps of contemporary articles for boomers. Some of the best writing and think pieces we have discovered online.

The New York Times – The New Old Age
Another good source of news and information on aging. Worth a look.

National Ageing Research Institute Healthy Ageing Quiz
How much do you know about staying healthy as you age? Find out with this quiz and pick up some tips for improving your wellbeing.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation – A Better Life
This gives older people’s voices a platform to highlight their experiences, resilience and ability to flourish across a century of huge change.