On Friday February, members of the Ageing Well International Science Advisory Group - Professor Jacobijn Gussekloo (Chair), Professor Les Oxley (Deputy Chair), Di McCarthy and members of the Directorate (Dave Baxter, Debra Waters and Moana Theodore) - came to Hamilton to visit members of the University of Waikato and Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust Teams... a rarity in high end research projects like KMM for funders to meet actual participants face to face.
KMM’s finest collaboration:
🤩 Representatives from the University of Waikato, the Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust and the Ageing Well National Science Challenge joining in with our kaumātua for a kanikani. Needless to say, there is no slowing these kaumātua down
Kia Ora Koutou Katoa - Ngā Mihi o te Tau Hau! Welcome to the official Instagram Account for the ”Kaumātua Mana Motuhake: Kaumātua Managing Life Transitions through Tuakana-Teina / Peer Education (KMM)” Project
KMM is a collaboration between the University of Waikato and the Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust seeking to address the mana motuhake (identity, autonomy) of kaumātua (Māori aged 55 years and over), and is funded by ‘Ageing Well National Science Challenge’. KMM is a three year project which started in January 2017. With one year down we have completed two of four phases and are into our third.
: Establishing the Foundation;
: Developing the Tuakana-Teina / Peer-Education Programme; and now into
: Tuakana-Teina in conversation with each other.
Over this time inspiring kaumātua have taught us plenty! With a wealth of upcoming developments in the KMM Project, keep your eyes peeled for more exciting updates!