In the six months since the publication of our last newsletter, the Foundation has experienced both lows and highs. The resignation due to ill health and then the death of our Executive Officer, Jan Bowman MNZM in June was a huge blow.
Jan had been our EO for five years, a period in which she made a huge contribution to the Foundation. (See separate column.) Jan would have been one of the most capable and innovative people I know. She was passionate about the Foundation’s objectives. Thank you Jan!
Arnica Wesley-James, 2005 Scholar from Victoria University, Wellington
Submitted her thesis in mid 2007
In September, The Foundation released a report (which it had commissioned) into how the country’s 21 District Health Boards (DHBs)are caring for their elderly populations.
The Report attracted wide media coverage and is available to view here