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The resources in this area can be used independently or in groups to build financial capability knowledge and skills.
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Healthy, wealthy and wise

Identify factors that contribute to the wellbeing of retired people. Use the Age Concern wellbeing resource to help. Discuss the recipe of what you need to live well and describe the importance of each.

Describe the relationship between housing and wellbeing for elderly people. Read this renting in retirement article for information to get you started.

Describe how health and wealth are related.

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Healthy, wealthy and wise

Explain factors that result in elderly people needing support. How do these link to the hauora model and financial wellbeing?. Use this information from The Human Rights Commission as a guide.

Explain how community organisations support retired people in your community.

View this article and video on Alzheimer's, this CNN video, and a Hogeweyk article about a Dutch community facility for older people. Explain how this community functions. Analyse the strategies used to promote the wellbeing of the residents, including their financial wellbeing.

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Healthy, wealthy and wise

Select one of the character role cards. Using the information provided, predict the person’s level of financial wellbeing in retirement/whakatā, and justify your reasons. Select a way of presenting your thinking.

Complete the KiwiSaver pick-a-path and create a plan for your chosen character for the next 20 years that will have a positive impact to on their future wellbeing.

Debate whether children have a financial obligation to support their parents once their parents retire.

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Housing for the elderly

Define superannuation and find out how much people on NZ Super get each fortnight.

Complete the Surviving on NZ Super activity. Discuss whether NZ Super provides enough income to cover people’s living costs.

Describe different living options available to elderly people in New Zealand.

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Housing for the elderly

Interview a grandparent or retired person about their housing requirements. Thisinterview resource provides examples of questions you can use. Contact your grandparent/retiree and arrange a time for an interview or online chat.

This interview resource provides examples of questions you can use. Record the interview and share your findings with your class. Look at the advice that this person has shared with you and your generation. Explain why you think these were important ideas that they shared with you.

Read this article about elderly people choosing to flat. Compare two housing options for elderly people.

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Social Sciences

Housing for the elderly

In a group, view the findings of The Retirement Villages Survey 2006.

Using this information and the information collected from your interviews, generate five options  to support elderly people in your community to live independently. Justify each option and then present them to the class.

Evaluate how much local communities should be responsible for meeting the needs of elderly people.

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