News from Age Concern Canterbury

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Feb 10 2017

CCS Disability Action Canterbury West Coast have partnered with MetroInfo to run a survey to identify how many people with an impairment or disability use public transport. Read more..

Feb 03 2017

Elderly lose $120,000 in telephone scam

Elderly residents in the Tasman district have lost $120,000 to phone scammers claiming to work for Spark.

Jan 18 2017

Age Concern Canterbury Confident Driving Course

A free refresher course for road users

•          Course runs from 9.30am - 2.30pm

•          Contribution to lunch $5.00

•          New Zealand Police facilitation on new laws

•          Receive a Certificate of Attendance

•          Thought-provoking and informative but enjoyable and informal

•          Held at Age Concern Canterbury or other facilities


  20 January 2017 Friday                              Age Concern Papanui

 29th January 2017 Sunday                         Age Concern Papanui

 14th February 2017 Tuesday                      Darfield Library & Service Centre

 21st February 2017 Thursday                   Anthony Wilding Retirement Village

 20th February 2017 Monday                       Rolleston Weedons Golf Club

 1st March 2017 Wednesday                       Lincoln Events Centre

 15th March 2017 Wednesday                     Prebbleton Community Hall

 19th March 2017 Sunday                           Age Concern Papanui

 29th March 2017 Wednesday                     Leeston Library & Service Centre

 5 April 2017 Lincoln                                    Lincoln Events Centre

 4 May 2017 Thursday                                 Silverstream Retirement Village Greers Rd

For bookings please phone Age Concern Canterbury on 366-0903 or email


Jan 16 2017

If your home is covered by EQCover, then some of your land is also covered.

What is and isn't covered

EQCover for land is limited to land that is within your property boundary – and includes:

  • the land under your home and outbuildings (eg, shed or garage)
  • the land within eight metres of your home and outbuildings
  • the land under or supporting your main accessway, from the boundary up to 60 metres from your home (but not the driveway surfacing).

EQCover also provides some cover for:

  • bridges and culverts within the above areas, and
  • some retaining walls that are necessary to support the home, outbuildings or insured land.
  • For more information see: 

Dec 16 2016

People have a perception, promulgated by our culture that aging equals decline.
Read the real story...

Dec 05 2016

New Zealand is getting older and the elderly are becoming more active. Philip Matthews gets perspectives on ageing in New more in the link below