The SuperSeniors newsletter is emailed regularly to SuperGold cardholders and includes news for and about older New Zealanders.
In this issue we celebrate the hard work of the three people honoured for services to seniors in the New Year’s honours list, and there’s a message from Retirement Commissioner Jane Wrightson, encouraging you to send your feedback on a discussion paper reviewing the rules and regulations surrounding retirement villages.
The start of the New Year is also the perfect time to think about your health, so this issue focuses on how to look after your wellbeing.
In this issue we hear from the new Minister for Seniors, Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall, about what she is looking forward to working on.
CERT NZ tells us about common scams over the festive season and how to protect yourself. We also hear about Skinny Jump flexible prepaid broadband for seniors.
In this issue we have information on Canine Friends Pet Therapy, a organisation of volunteers and their well behaved dogs that visit residents of rest homes, as well as patients in hospitals and hospices.
We also find out about the Hearing Aid Subsidy Scheme.
In this issue we have information on volunteering and how to get involved. Volunteering is a great way to stay connected as we age and meet like-minded people.
We also find out about the changes to NZ Super and Veteran’s pension and the Residential Care Subsidy.
In our June edition we have some information on the 2020 'Rebuilding Together' Budget.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is marked on June 15. This year's theme focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on the rights of older people.
In this COVID-19 special edition we have guidance on what we can do at Alert Level 2 and information on welfare calls to over 70's.
In this COVID-19 special edition we have additional guidance for Alert Level 3 and information on services available through the Student Volunteer Army and Age Concern.
In this COVID-19 special edition we have helpful information on Alert Level 3 and the new 'Healthy For Life' exercise programme for over 65s.
In this COVID-19 special edition we have an update on accessing food and essential items and information on scams.
In our special edition edition we talk about how you can use MyMSD to update your details and how your NZ Super payments are changing.
In our special edition edition we talk about where you can go to for help around COVID-19.
In our February edition we talk about the role of the Office for Seniors and announce the recipients of the latest round of Community Connects grants.
Have you started the year focused on your health? This issue includes handy hints for staying fit and healthy with stories on Senior Chef cooking classes and chair yoga.
In our December edition we cover the launch of the new strategy Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034. This is a strategy for making the future better for New Zealanders as we age.
It's important to look out for the older people in your life over the holiday season. We know this can be a stressful and emotional time.
In our October edition we announce the release of the new SuperGold website and app. The changes will make it even easier for you to find discounts near you, even when you're out and about.
The Winter Energy Payment has ended for 2019. If you qualify next year, you'll automatically receive the payment from May 1 until October 1.
In our August edition we announce the latest recipients of the Community Connects grants. There will be a second round of funding later this year, so keep an eye out in upcoming editions.
Read more from the Commission for Financial Capability on the recent Spark phone scam. You can find out more about the scam and what to do if you are targeted.
In our June newsletter we find out what is in the budget for you. In Budget 2019 there will be a new digital platform for the SuperGold Card including a new app and upgraded website.
Have you thought about what would happen to the things you treasure the most, if you couldn't make decisions for yourself? Take a read of our story on Enduring Power of Attorney and how you can set one up.
In our April newsletter we talk to the Senior New Zealander of the Year, Dr Bill Glass.
We also find out more about the Winter Energy Payment and the annual adjustment to NZ Superannuation.
In our February newsletter we highlight the new Kiwi Access Card which replaces the existing 18+ Card.
Do you have an Enduring Power of Attorney? We detail what an EPA is and why you need one.
Finally we highlight the great work done by six older New Zealanders who were recognised for their services to seniors in the New Year Honours List.
In our December newsletter we give the latest update on changes to GP fees.
The Cancer Society gives tips about how to avoid harmful UV rays and the risks involved.
In our latest newsletter we celebrate International Day of Older Persons.
Not sure what help you might be eligible for? Then check out the new online eligibility guide from the Ministry of Social Development.
In our latest newsletter Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin discusses how you can have your say as part of a new strategy for an ageing population.
Working and receiving NZ Super? Read our story to find out what you need to know.
In this special edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter we discuss how you can take part in the development of a strategy for an ageing population.
In our latest newsletter, Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin talks about the hidden issue of elder abuse.
We're developing a new strategy for an ageing population and we want your views!
The Winter Energy Payment begins in July- take a read of our story to find payments rates and what to do if you travel overseas during the Winter months.
In our latest newsletter, Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin discusses the growing problem of social isolation for older people. We meet Senior New Zealander of the Year Kim Workman as he tells us how he found his passion for social justice later in life.
We also answer your questions about the Government’s new Winter Energy Payment, and look at the National Immunisation Schedule.
In this issue, Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin tells of her visit to the new CARE Village in Rotorua, we discuss the government's new Winter Energy Payment, and consider what you need to know before you buy a mobility scooter.
In this issue: Minister for Seniors Hon Tracey Martin talks about her new role and her vision for New Zealand. Find out about a nifty walker designed by Kiwis, learn how to set up a digital will, and read about virtual retirement villages and keeping your brain fit.
In this issue, we celebrate International Day of the Older Person, reveal the latest data from the Business of Ageing 2017 update, look at a life-changing way to get around with a disability, provide financial advice on fraud, how to apply for a rates rebate, pet insurance and more.
This edition features an update on the Elder Abuse Response Service, and advice on financial abuse, home modification subsidies, and on solving disputes in residential facilities. It also covers a practical cooking course and interview with Patron of the SuperSeniors Champions, Sir Peter Snell.
In this special edition of the SuperSeniors newsletter, Minister Maggie Barry discusses the new nationwide free services to support people facing elder abuse.
This edition covers Budget 2017 and what’s in it for Seniors. You can find out more about how to stop elder abuse. There’s a checklist out to help you make comparisons between retirement villages and an uplifting story about the power of dance.
This edition outlines how the family violence legislation reforms will help protect older people through changes to protection orders, offers tips for people wanting to work beyond the age of 65, and profiles Senior New Zealander of the year – Sue Paterson.
Find out how the new Enduring Power of Attorney forms are easier to use, what the changes to the Code of Practice to Retirement Villages will mean, and what to look for if you’re considering buying an e-bike.
If you are working and getting NZ Super, find out how that affects your tax. There's also a new tax, finance and benefits hub on the govt.nz website and SuperSeniors Champion Nanette Nathoo (above) reveals how she is working to create safer communities.
The updated Carer’s Guide has been launched, there’s information on CarFit, a free check designed to help older drivers stay safe on the roads, and the Retirement Commissioner explains why younger generations need advice on the importance of having a buffer.
The Banking Ombudsman gives you tips on how to avoid scams. If you or a member of your family has dementia and is having difficulty with banking, a new initiative may help, and meet SuperSeniors Champion Margaret Austin.
Keep warm this winter with energy efficiency tips and see if you're eligible for free home insulation. Find out the questions you need to be asking about retirement villages while two well-known actors explain why inter-generational living works for them.
An international ageing expert says life is a marathon so have a strategy, the first of the SuperSeniors Champions is announced, how to make your money last as long as you do, and tackling social isolation.
A group from a play centre visits a rest home in Palmerston North as connections are made, find out warning signs for elder abuse, and the 18+ card is useful for identity purposes for all ages.
In this bumper Christmas issue you will find some budgeting tips from the Retirement Commissioner, a story on Precious McKenzie's excercise classes and some senior surf lifesavers in Taranaki.
Unleash the inner festival goer as WOMAD offers the 65+ group special viewing platforms, find out how women can plan to retire with more cash, and tips on how to record family histories.
In this issue you’ll find some of the latest news about preventing falls, the new SuperSeniors website and how to access discounts when travelling in Australia.
Previous issues of the SuperGold newsletter are on the SuperGold site.