Chinese Media: New Zealand or pension paradise it? Asian elderly susceptible to loneliness

  Article excerpts are as follows: Statistics show that by 2030 there will be 1.2 million older people in New Zealand。 Six years later, a quarter of the projected population will be over 65 years old。
To 2038, the population living alone is expected to increase to 600,000。 In the 2013 census, that thousands of New Zealanders living alone, of which over 60% are widowed, divorced or separated。
  New Zealand is not the only face a "lonely" countries。
Britain also faced with growing social problem of loneliness, British Prime Minister Theresa May this year appointed a "lonely ministers" (MinisterforLoneliness), to address the sense of isolation more than 1/10 of British。
  Next month, New Zealand Aged Care Association (AgeConcern) will hold a national conference to discuss the well-being of the elderly, social relations and helpless problem。
  According to the study of 72,000 elderly University of Otago in New Zealand, more than ten thousand frail elderly is considered to be lonely, which is equivalent to one fifth of the elderly population。   Dr. HamishJamieson researchers believe that loneliness reflects the growing social differentiation。 Community interaction and reduce neighbor interaction, but also led to a high degree of loneliness of the elderly。 "In the community, there are thousands of elderly people feel lonely。
"The data show Asian older people most likely to feel lonely (23% of people feel lonely); and Pacific Islander loneliness lowest (17%)。   Mobility, health problems, vision or hearing loss, bereavement, grief, social chaos, loss of driving ability, mental health problems and lack of social confidence is the reason the elderly are socially isolated。   New Zealand Minister for Elderly Affairs TraceyMartin said that since 2010, the government has been implementing outdated aging strategy (PositiveAgeingStrategy), the face of the elderly population structure of different races, need to re-adjust strategies。 From the beginning of May, she will be 40 feedback sessions across the country, setting goals for the new strategy。 "We have a new Asian groups, there may be a language barrier they can not communicate effectively, we need to talk about how to help more people。 "The old man abused issues are also concerns TraceyMartin。 Currently, there are as many as 70,000 older people each year are abused。
It is estimated that only a quarter of the cases have been reported。
Projections indicate that in the next 20 years, the number of elderly abuse and neglect will increase significantly, while the number of people aged over 65 will increase 1 times。
Elderly care services will also be growing。
  AgeConcern social relations consultant LouiseRees hope aged care industry to get more allocation of funds。 In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the HA has allocated NZ $ 1.7 billion of health services for the elderly, including home care, family support, support for nurses, hospital rehabilitation and evaluation。 "Aging population, industry needs more financial support."。