North Shore Times : January 20th 2011
12 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 20, 2011 NEWS advertisement LIFESTYLE, LAID BACK AND LUXURIOUS!! At Settlers Albany • On-site live-in Managers • Innovative, modern design • Large balconies, spacious living areas • 2 &3 bedroom Townhouses and Apartments AVAILABLE NOW • Prices range from $495.000 - $670.000 • Size range, 106sqm - 129sqm • Overlooks reserve land • Lift access to all Apartments and Townhouses • Attached garages or allocated basement parking at no extra cost Settlers Albany offers you a Lifestyle of convenience, luxury and contentment with an un-compromising quality of build. Settlers Albany is the newest and most modern village on the North Shore and a sister village of Fairview Lifestyle Village just up the road. Settlers Albany is close to all amenities; Westfield - Albany, North Harbour Stadium, Albany township and Browns Bay. SALES OFFICE AND SHOW HOME OPEN DAILY - 10.00am to 4.00pm. 550 Old Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland. 0632 Another Premiere Lifestyle Village Development incorporating Fairview Lifestyle Village and Fairview Care Ltd Call in, have a chat and go exploring with the experienced team: Jan & Barrie Flint and Mary & John Gardner CONTACT US: Telephone: (09) 415 2617, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.settlersalbany.co.nz 3426591AC Sessions available for eligible three and four year olds open 7.15am to 5.30pm 3222820AG PROFESSIONAL TUTORING ENGLISH MATHS READING SPELLING Y1-Y13 Specialists in dyslexia support Albany 442 4199 Browns Bay 478 8872 Birkenhead 418 4120 Glenfield 441 2241 Takapuna 489 4078 Mum, I need help too Kim goes to Kip McGrath and is now in higher groups at school 3365370AD PERMANENT RESTHOME CARE FOR SINGLES OR COUPLES 09 418 3118, Northcote BRYLEE R/N Manager www.annemareeresthome.co.nz • Warmth, Fun & Laughter • Competent-trained Care Staff • Delicious food cooked on site • Rooms look over colourful gardens • Semi secure for safety Anne Maree Court Resthome Multicultural Team of Qualified ECE Teachers New Purpose Built Facilities Convenient Location Enquire Now LIMITED My Family Advertising Feature Researcher studying stresses of caring for elderly Caring for elderly relatives while raising children and working can make people depressed, exhausted and isolated if they lack adequate support, says a Massey health psy- chology researcher. Barbara Horrell, a doc- toral researcher based in Oamaru, is interested in the wellbeing of those who look after older people in the community. She says her study is in response to significant social and demographic changes as the ageing population grows and the elderly are encouraged to remain in the com- munity with more reliance on family, friends and neighbours for help. She says the informal, invisible nature of volun- tary care for the elderly means more research needs to be done to understand the pressures placed on carers. Carers might include older spouses caring for each other, and middle- aged people -- sometimes described as the sand- wich generation because they are caring for their children and parents simultaneously. Mrs Horrell says caring for older people can be complex and is a potentially crucial pub- lic health issue . Carers may come under greater pressure physically, mentally and socially as the person being cared for becomes more unwell and less mobile over time. Family and friends can end up providing nursing level care, such as changing dressings and catheter bags, and monitoring drug regimes. The purpose of my study is to find out about the kinds of things that carers need, or value, to maintain their health and wellbeing while caring for older people, Mrs Horrell says. She has set up an internet discussion group for carers nation- wide who are looking after people aged 65 and over. The discussion group will enable carers to interact and discuss the things they feel are important for their own wellbeing. Using the experiences and insights of carers to inform her study, she hopes her research will help shape public health policies regarding care of the aged in the com- munity and support for their carers. People may start off with the best of intentions, but when, for example, dementia progresses and personalities change, it can be very difficult for carers without adequate support and knowledge, says Mrs Horrell, who completed a Master s degree in psychology on end-of-life care. Anyone interested in taking part in the study can visit the website www.carers voicesnz.co.nz, or contact the researcher on 0800 437 136 or email barbarahorrell@gmail .com. Managing strokes - free public lecture The Neurological Foundation is presenting a free public lecture by leading stroke authority Professor Stephen Davis on Thursday February 3 at 6pm in the Univer- sity of Auckland Business School Grafton (admission $5). Professor of Neurology at Mel- bourne University and Director of Neurosciences at Royal Mel- bourne Hospital, Prof Allen will talk about recent therapeutic advances that are changing the way acute stroke is managed. These advances are based on the concept that time is brain -- underlining the urgency of stroke recognition and treatment. Stroke, the second biggest killer in New Zealand, occurs when a blood vessel is either blocked by a clot or bursts -- depriving the brain of the blood and oxygen it needs. The sooner treatment is given, the more likely damage can be minimised, so recognising signs of a stroke becomes critical.
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