New Zealand must act quickly to prepare for a looming
increase in the number of older people, Ottawa-based academic
and consultant Satya Brink says.
She was the key-note speaker at the two-day New Zealand
Council of Christian Social Services conference about
services for older people, which opened in Dunedin yesterday.
Speaking after her talk, Dr Brink said preparations for a
rise in numbers of older people would require government
sectors to work together in new ways.
Dr Brink, an adjunct professor in gerontology at Simon Fraser
University, in Ottawa, Canada, presented findings to the
conference of research commissioned by the New Zealand
Council of Christian Social Services about how this country
is faring internationally in preparing for an ageing