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New programme aims to fight social isolation in retirees: September 26, 2019

New programme aims to fight social isolation in retirees: September 26, 2019

New programme aims to fight social isolation in retirees: September 26, 2019 New programme aims to fight social isolation in retirees: September 26, 2019, 11.08 MB
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Social isolation is an issue facing people once they retire. A recent study from the AUT Centre of Active Ageing reports that loneliness in men over 60 impacts their health and well-being.            

Volunteering Auckland is tackling this issue by launching the Ambassador Programme - it’s a world first retirement transition programme that assists retirees in continuing with a purpose by contributing to their community    

Thursday Wire host Stewart Sowman-Lund spoke to Volunteering Auckland General Manager Cheryll Martin and started by asking her about the programme ahead of next week’s launch.