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Inspiration and instruction for cooking for one or two people is being helped with a new book by renowned culinary experts Simon and Dame Alison Holst.

They have just produced their latest recipe book Meals for 1 or 2, with proceeds from copies purchased through Age Concern, available from November 15, helping fund the organisation’s work and supportive services for people over 65 years of age.

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Food for thought on Curiosity

Here’s a little food for thought from our new positive ageing ‘cookbook’ Ageing is living: Recipes for life.

Curiosity adds fire and spice to life.  Like a good curry, it really gets the digestive juices flowing.

A good helping of curiosity keeps our brain cells ticking over and helps make life stimulating and meaningful.  It also has the effect of making us more interesting to other people.

Food for thought on Generosity

Here’s a little food for thought from our new positive ageing ‘cookbook’ Ageing is living: Recipes for life.

Life without generosity and reciprocity is like pavlova without eggs! 

Acts of giving and receiving bind us to others.  They add body, substance and strength to the communities we belong to. 

Age Concern is committed to promoting wellbeing, rights, respect and dignity for older people.

Through a national office and a nationwide network of 35 Age Concerns, we provide services, information and support to older people in response to local needs.

Our vision: all older people are valued and live in an inclusive society.  New Zealand is not there yet.  Our Briefing to Ministers and Members of Parliament focuses on the reasons why, including:

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