Seniors - what's been going on
2 July 2015 - NZ nears the top of world aged worker index
According to a PwC index (the “golden Age” index), a higher proportion of New Zealand workers are staying in employment longer than almost all of their counterparts in OECD countries. This year, New Zealand ranked second in this index behind Iceland - the same it scored in 2007.
According to PwC
- NZ has the second highest employment rate of 55 to 64 year-olds in 2013 out of the OECD and the third highest rate for 65 to 69 year- olds
- Close to 40 per cent of those aged 65 to 69 were still in work in 2013 ( up from around 30 per cent in 2007)
- A higher ratio of men to women aged 55 to 64 and in work was a negative factor in the index.
Where to find more Seniors info
- NZ Superannuation and other income support
- Elder Abuse and Neglect – contacts for advice and support
- Connects - Connecting Neighbours and Communities
- SuperGold Card
- Preventing social isolation and loneliness
- Enduring Power of Attorney - Protect your future
- SeniorNet - technology learning centres for older people
- Ministry of Health - Health of older people
- Age Concern
- Eldernet - information about services for older people
- INsite - news and views from the aged care sector
Working for Seniors
The Minister for Senior Citizens is the Honourable Maggie Barry ONZM.
Latest news from the Minister:
- New report shows economic power of seniors
- Minister talks about Elder Abuse in Parliament (video)
- New support for carers launched
- New research and community programmes to combat elder abuse
- Minister opens sensory garden to aid dementia patients
- Value of older workers detailed by survey
- Ageing Workforce survey
- Minister speaks to the Grey Power AGM
- More targeted assistance for SuperGold card holders
The Office for Senior Citizens supports the Minister to actively promote a society where people can age positively, be supported in their communities, and have the same opportunities as everyone.