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Resources for Seniors

Links to websites that are of special interest to senior citizens. Each link opens in a new page.
Updated: 29/11/2016 3:44 p.m.

Lifestyle information

Age Concern

Age Concern works to serve the needs of older people by offering nationally contracted services, education, resources and national leadership.

Age Concern

Get Sorted

Go to the 60+ section for information on living in your semi-retired/retired years. Calculators are provided to help you work out your finances.

Get Sorted

Grown Ups

Grown Ups began as an idea to service the rapidly growing, internet savvy mature demographic in New Zealand, several years ago. 

Grown Ups

Senior Net

Senior Net gives older adults an opportunity to get on the internet and learn more about new communication and information technology.

 Senior Net

Health information

Alzheimers New Zealand

Provides information and education for people with dementia, their carers and families and health professionals.

 Alzheimers New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis Foundation of New Zealand Inc. provides information and assistance for the third of New Zealanders who will have arthritis in their life time.

Arthritis New Zealand

Cancer Society of New Zealand

Provides information for health professionals and people with cancer including details of research, support, risks and volunteering.

Cancer Society of New Zealand   

Diabetes New Zealand

Diabetes New Zealand is a national charity that represents people with diabetes. Their vision is that all people with diabetes in New Zealand are the best managed in the world and have the best access to health care and information.

Diabetes New Zealand

Eat Well

This link connects you to the 5+A Day fresh fruit and vegetables web site. Nutritional information in line with the guidelines from the New Zealand Ministry of Health. 

Eat Well

Everybody

Contains a wide range of consumer health information for New Zealanders. 

Everybody

Family Doctor

Family Doctor contains in depth material on common conditions and medications, written by doctors.

 Family Doctor

Medline Plus

This web site from the USA National Library of Medicine contains detailed and searchable encyclopaedia information on a variety of health related conditions. Provides definitions, brief information and links to selected health topics.

 Medline Plus

MedSafe - Medicines in New Zealand

MedSafe is a commercial division of Ministry of Health (MOH) which overseas and approves all therapeutic products used and sold in New Zealand. 

MedSafe - Medicines in New Zealand

New Zealand Guidelines Group

The NZGG is an independent, not-for-profit organisation set up to develop and promote evidence-based for health and disability services. The Consumer Resources section has practical information on a variety of health problems.

 New Zealand Guidelines Group

New Zealand Heart Foundation

Information on promoting heart health for New Zealanders.

 New Zealand Heart Foundation

New Zealand Ministry of Health

This site has a comprehensive list of A-Z health issues along with information on complementary and alternative therapies. Evidence based summaries are available for many complementary therapies. Use the keyword search ‘complementary’.

 New Zealand Ministry of Health

Quitline New Zealand

Get support to quit smoking.

Quitline New Zealand 

Resources

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