Nelson City and Tasman District Residents can now borrow My Home, My Choices Toolkits from their local library

As reported in ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ by Nicky McDonald, Senior Strategic Adviser for Nelson City Council in the October edition of Mudcakes and Roses.

Australian Connections


Our tool is inspiring Australian researchers working with older people! Associate Professor Katy Bridge, who was involved in the design and launching of the My Homes, My Choices decision support tool, reports that her group at the University of New South Wales is now looking to develop a similar tool for Australia in 2017. See the October edition of HMinfo

My Home, My Choices Web Tool goes live

The interactive webpage version of the my home kit box is now live and can be accessed from the tool page of this site.

Research report released – Ageing, Consumer Sovereignty and Housing Choice

Report by Finding the Best Fit team member Dr Bev James of Public Policy & Research. This report is now available to download from the publications page.

Research Report: Downsizing and the Housing Stock – Realities for Older People

Now available for download from the publications page.

Making Active Ageing a Reality 2016 Conference of NZ Association of Gerontology 15-17 Sept, Wellington

Members of the Finding the Best Fit research team are presenting at the NZ Association of Gerontology’s Making Active Ageing a Reality conference this week.

Dr Bev James – Making Good Housing Choices: information needs and access.

Dr Kay Saville-Smith – NZ’s Tenure Revolution and its Impacts on Ageing in Place and Being Connected.

Both presentation will be available for download from the publications page of this website after the conference.

Blenheim Tool Launch makes local newspaper

See page 5 of the Sun

Summit Presentations uploaded

Presentations from the four Summits held in August/September are available now to download from the publications page.

The remaining ones will be uploaded over the next couple of weeks. If you can’t find a presentation you wanted to see please email – she’ll be able to send you a copy or let you know when it will be available.

New Paper on Equity Release Realities for Older People

Now available from the publications page.

Just Under One Week Until the Final Research Summit Roadshow Kicks Off

The Roadshow will take the final research summit to Auckland, Tauranga, Blenheim and Wellington. Each Summit will include presentations about the research findings as well as an opportunity to try out the decision support tool developed through the research.

Agendas for the sessions can be found below.

Auckland Summit Final Agenda

Tauranga Summit Final Agenda

Blenheim Summit Final Agenda

Wellington Summit Final Agenda


There are still a couple of places available so contact Ruth Fraser if you would like to attend