Posts Tagged ‘elderly’

Police raid elderly in anti-euthanasia operation Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Two elderly Wellington women with suicide drugs have been pounced on by police, who are conducting a national operation thought to be targeting a euthanasia group. Police have confirmed a Lower Hutt woman was arrested and faces two charges of importing a class C drug as part of an “ongoing investigation”. It is understood a second elderly woman was Read more

Is it possible to save Liston Village? Comments 0

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The Puketapapa Local Board has hired an engineering and design consultancy firm, Harrison Grierson, to investigate partial preservation or re-development of the Liston Village. Harrison Grierson have proposed nine options. Many of the proposed options indicate room for expansion and the development of new one and two-bedroom units. The 25-unit village was established in 1984 for people over 60 on low Read more

Flying Nun celebrates 80th birthday on a Harley Comments 0

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Sister Cecilia celebrated her 80th birthday by taking a spin of a Harley. “It was lovely,” she said. “I was nervous before I got on, but once we got going it was great.” It started as a joke but before she knew it Cecilia was flying down the Parade in Island Bay, a Wellington Suburb, on Read more

Elderly Nuns cared for in Jewish rest home Comments 0

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

For 98-year-old Sister Angela Rooney, it was one of the most jarring moves of her life. She always thought she would live out her days as she had for decades, in a convent under the time-honored Roman Catholic tradition of younger nuns dutifully caring for their older sisters. But with few young women choosing religious Read more

Growing old gracefully Comments 0

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

A few years ago, Erie Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister, a prolific spiritual writer and one of the most prominent, outspoken contemporary American Catholic sisters, decided to finally tackle a book she had wanted to write for a long time. The result, The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully (Blue Bridge), beautifully reflects on the spirituality Read more

Pope to wash feet of disabled and elderly on Holy Thursday Comments 0

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Pope Francis will wash the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people when he celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday evening, the Vatican has announced. This will be at the Father Carlo Gnocchi Foundation’s Our Lady of Providence Centre, a rehabilitation and care centre on the outskirts of Rome for people with disabilities and the elderly. Read more

Caritas NZ helping meet needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon Comments 0

Friday, September 27th, 2013

‘Urgent help is needed to assist refugees as well as those affected within the country,’ says Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director Julianne Hickey. ‘Caritas will also be there to help Syrians recover and rebuild, when – we pray – peace is re-established.’ While the immediate threat of escalation of the Syrian crisis has eased, the Read more

Manu Samoa visit the elderly Comments 0

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Residents of a home for the aged in Samoa broke out in applause when introduced to the new Manu Samoa 7s coach last Friday. Viliamu Punivalu was a member of a Samoa Rugby Union (SFU) delegation who took gifts from Manu Samoa players to residents of Mapuifagalele Home for the Aged. Opened in 1975, Mapuifagalele Home Read more

Day of Prayer for Migrants – Was Winston the answer? Comments 0

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

On the day when Catholics throughout New Zealand were praying for refugees and migrants Winston Peters suggested that New Zealand’s superannuation fund could be conserved by making elderly migrants ineligible. He told the the New Zealand First Conference in Palmerston North on the weekend that migrants were taking advantage of the universal pension scheme. Singling out “a Read more

Fiji floods – damage bill approaching at least $FJ51 million Comments 0

Friday, April 20th, 2012

A report on FijiLive puts the damage bill from the Fiji Floods flooding as  approaching $FJD51 Million ($US30 million). A bulletin from OCHA ( UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) puts the cost of the Fiji floods even higher at  more than $FJD71 million ($US40 million) in key economic sectors, providing the following breakdown Roads 17,951,438 Read more