6 Jul 2020

Concerns for lonely elderly post-lockdown

From Checkpoint, 6:21 pm on 6 July 2020

Age Concern Wellington is worried that some elderly people are becoming isolated post-lockdown, with many still concerned about leaving their homes.

More than 170,000 people over the age of 65 live alone in New Zealand - 10,000 of those people are over the age of 90.

But as the country moves to some sort of normality, fears of falling ill from Covid is keeping many at home, many alone.

Checkpoint's Logan Church and cameraman Dom Thomas filed this story.