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Entries open for the NZ$250,000 Ryman Prize

Richest prize of its kind to reward the best work in the world for older people

The search is on for the best work in the world that has enhanced quality of life for older people.

Entries are now open for the 2019 Ryman Prize, the only award of its kind which is targeted at improving the health of older people.

The prize winner is selected by an international jury and entry is open to the world’s brightest and best engineers, thinkers, scientists, clinicians or inventors.

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Joining the electric car revolution

Ryman Healthcare is joining the electric car revolution by installing a fast charging network at five of its Auckland villages and moving its fleet to electric vehicles.

Fast chargers will be installed at Edmund Hillary, Grace Joel, Bruce McLaren, Logan Campbell and Evelyn Page as part of the New Zealand's drive to cut carbon emissions by switching to electric cars.

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2019 Cashin Scholarship winner

We are pleased to announce that Gemma Ballantyne is our 2019 Cashin Scholarship winner.

She's worked at both Anthony Wilding and Yvette Williams, where her colleagues say she's been a star behind the counter answering all those tricky queries!

Gemma, 18, will use the scholarship to fund her pharmacy studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin.

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Ryman wins award for exceptional customer service

Ryman won the gold medal in the 2019 Reader's Digest Quality Service Award as the retirement village operator that Kiwis believe best demonstrates excellent customer service.

The company also won the award in 2015, 2017, and 2018.

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Vinka receives Order of Merit

For Vinka Lucas, receiving an Order of Merit for services to the fashion industry and design has been the perfect adornment to a long and colourful career.

Vinka reigned supreme in New Zealand fashion circles for 50 years, her use of flamboyant fabrics and vibrant colours always creating a stir, and not just with her designs but her own dressing style too.

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Aging for beginners

Who were they? The now is not what they were. Look again.

Daily we meet new people. For many of the young, older people seem … just old.

This demands a special approach, talking loudly so they can hear, and then repeating messages, as they might not have understood the first time around, or the language of today differs increasingly from the way we spoke in the past.

“What’s cool dear? I find it rather warm.” After that it’s time to get back to the real world: “Nice to meet you,” a fast wave and they’re off.

But what the heck is this word old anyway?

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