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.
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.
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
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.
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
HOPE celebrates 25 years of working for the aged
Guest Editorial by Professor David Richmond
I AM DELIGHTED to have been invited by the Chair of the Trust, Dr. Maree Todd, to contribute to this newsletter marking the 25th anniversary of The Foundation.
We want to explore experiences and perspectives of hearing loss and hearing health care services in Auckland from hard-of-hearing Maori 60-and-above, and whanau.
Changes in the delivery of hearing health care services will be guided by your voices.
Reach out and introduce someone new from a different background to the HOPE Foundation, so we can continue to grow in new directions.
The tragic shootings in Christchurch have been a stark reminder to us all about the importance of tolerance, understanding and inclusion to prevent extreme views and actions across many aspects of society. Differing viewpoints can be explored with temperate and kind language. An understanding of what we have in common helps foster links between people.
Through the generosity of our sponsors and the Friends of HOPE, we have been able to award each of the following scholars $6000, to support their work on an ageing related topic of research.
THE GENEROSITY OF people is what makes the HOPE Foundation function on a daily, monthly and yearly basis.
As we approach Christmas it is timely to thank those whose generous spirit has enabled us in the past year to provide 10 post graduate scholarships, 2 summer student scholarships, 1 travel grant, support to researchers to present at the NZ Association of Gerontology conference, fund raise and have fun.