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Call for research advisory group participants

Posted by on 15 November 2021

massey logoWhat influences allied health practitioner’s decision-making when asking older adults about alcohol use? Exploring older adults' views to improve understanding and practice.

My name is Lee Henley. I am a student in my 50s at Massey University undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy degree. I am researching what influences allied health care workers to ask some older adults about their alcohol use.

Lee is seeking to recruit two groups of older people aged 65 and over to participate in a series of three focus group discussions. If you have lived experience of using alcohol support services or allied health services (e.g., social workers, occupational therapist, dietician…etc) for health and wellbeing issues or have supported a significant other who uses these services, Lee would be interested to hear from you. All discussions will take place online. If you are interested in knowing more about this opportunity, please email Lee at: lee.the.hen@gmail.com for further information.

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Jessica Fitzjohn - Presentation - Breaking the wall of breast screening inequity

Posted by on 28 September 2021

One of our scholarship recipients Jess Fitzjohn came third in a recent Royal Society Te Aparangi Falling Walls NZ Lab competition.

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Hope Foundation Newsletter June 2021

Posted by on 7 July 2021

Older Kiwis are resilient – but we all need to support the vaccine

Welcome to the HOPE Foundation newsletter. I hope you enjoy reading about our Scholars’ work.

While they are all passionate and enthusiastic about their re- search, I particularly like the work of Camille Prigent, who has found a positive aspect to the Covid Pandemic – see below. Older people are resilient and adaptable, often using technology to keep in touch.

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2021 Hope Foundation Scholarships Announced

Posted by on 19 March 2021

We are fortunate this year, due to the generosity of our sponsors and the Friends’ of HOPE, to once again be able to offer 12 University scholarships for research into ageing related study.

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Choir Online is Better than No Choir At All!

Posted by on 17 March 2021

Responses of Adults with Neurological Conditions to an E-Choir Initiative during Covid-19 Lockdown in New Zealand.

Presentation to Brain Cognition Emotion Music Conference UK by Auckland Univerisity Centre for Brain Research

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Hope Foundation Newsletter January 2021

Posted by on 9 January 2021

Covid has shown us the real value of collaborative research

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays.

What a year 2020 has been! Covid 19 has had an impact   on everyone. There has been a massive escalation in our knowledge about this virus and I think it is pertinent to stop and think about how well trained researchers and scientists have worked together to make the progress to date.

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Don't be a stranger on your street

Posted by on 5 April 2020

Auckland gerontologist Professor Ngaire Kerse is the Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Here, she shares her thoughts on how to help our older relatives and neighbours feel less isolated during the Covid-19 crisis.

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2020 HOPE Foundation Scholarships

Posted by on 28 February 2020

We are fortunate this year, due to the generosity of our sponsors and the Friends” of HOPE, to be able to award a record number of twelve $6000 University scholarships for research into ageing-related study, for 2020

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Research News

Posted by on 7 February 2020

My House, Our House, Their House: A Case Study of Shared Social Housing for Older Women.

Robyn Barry PhD.

In 2013, a Community Housing Provider opened two specifically designed five bedroom houses for older women to share. The women rent their own bedroom, with an ensuite and deck, and manage the other communal spaces with each other.  There was, and still is, widespread interest in what has been hailed as an innovative way of accommodating the increasing number of older renters for societies that are facing significant challenges with their ageing populations, loneliness and housing.

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2019-20 Summer Students

Posted by on 10 December 2019

These scholarships are awarded to support high achieving University students to do an ageing focused research project over the 10 week summer break. The aim is not only to achieve high quality worthwhile research, but also to enable these students to gain valuable skills, by working with experienced researchers, who supervise these projects. Due to the generosity of our sponsors, we have been able to award 3 Summer Scholarships to the University of Auckland and for the first time, we also have 2 Summer scholars from the University of Canterbury

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