Posts Tagged ‘social isolation’

A homeless man bluffed his way into a five-star isolation hotel

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

A homeless man bluffed his way into a five-star isolation hotel in Auckland, National MP Michael Woodhouse has claimed. The opposition health spokesman made the claim during an interview on The AM Show on Thursday morning. Read more

Sikh volunteer group delivering food to the self-isolated

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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A Sikh volunteer group is among the many volunteer groups delivering food to people self-isolating. They have reported that one family, they have helped had not eaten properly for days. Auckland-based organiser Harpreet Singh said the group had recruited volunteers and planned operations in Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, Whangārei and Hamilton. Singh said the group, a Read more

Church radio station for locals unable to use internet

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
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Listen Up is a new radio service which is being co-ordinated by an associate priest at St Mary’s Anglican church in Levin. David Atkinson is using the Church’s equipment and content comes from the community. Many people can stay connected well with phone calls, Facebook and Zoom calls, but it is important to not forget Read more

Loneliness a key factor in Dutch ‘psychiatric’ euthanasia

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

A majority of people killed by euthanasia in the Netherlands for so-called psychiatric reasons had complained of loneliness, a new study has found. Researchers in the US found that loneliness, or “social isolation”, was a key motivation behind the euthanasia requests of 37 of 66 cases reviewed. The study by the National Institute of Health Read more

Many senior citizens suffering from loneliness

Friday, September 16th, 2011

There are 580,000 older people living in New Zealand and more than 40,000 suffer from social isolation. “Many of those people are living alone, and they have lost connection with their families…. they haven’t made the networks that possibly they could make, and possibly should make.” Age Concern chief executive Ann Martin says Age Concern met with Read more