Community Health Support Services

If there is a situation causing you concern, we are available for, advice, advocacy, assistance, referral and support.

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Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention

The Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service aims to prevent abuse by providing, support, advocacy and education.

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Accredited Visiting Service

The Accredited Visiting Service offers friendship and companionship with a weekly visit from a volunteer.

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Social Outings

Our Social Outings Service helps reduce the social isolation that can occur as we mature and our circumstances change.

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Home Support Services

Home support and maintenance services available to over 65s. These include general cleaning, gardening, Hairdressing, and many more.

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Courses and Groups

Age Concern runs a variety of courses and groups that assist older people to safely maintain their independence and social connection.

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An annual Age Concern Expo is held each year and other activities, workshops, meetings and events are held regularly throughout Canterbury.

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Information Directory


The Eldernet Group proves SMEs are thriving against the odds

Turning 25 is an occasion every business should celebrate. Yet it will be a particularly significant milestone for The Eldernet Group, given the company has spent the previous decade operating from one of the suburbs hardest hit by the Christchurch earthquakes. Like many other businesses around the country, it has also successfully navigated the past … Continued


Supermarkets putting vaccinations on Cantabrians’ shopping lists

The push to increase Canterbury’s COVID-19 vaccination rates is continuing with PAK’n SAVE Wainoni and New World Ferry Road set to make receiving a vaccine even more accessible.   Both supermarkets have teamed up with Canterbury DHB’s vaccination team to host community clinics in their car parks on the following days and times over the … Continued


Covid-19 Vaccinations at home in Canterbury

COVID-19 vaccination home visits are available for people who experience significant barriers to getting vaccinated at existing clinics or events. First, please check clinics to find information on vaccination locations, including disability events, drive-ins, drop-ins, General Practices, Pharmacies, and Māori and Pasifika-focused services. The website above also includes information about transportation options. The Metro … Continued


Cantabrians urged to get vaccinated on Super Saturday

With Summer just eight weeks away we need Cantabrians who haven’t already received their COVID-19 vaccinations to get them now, so we can enjoy everything a classic Kiwi summer has to offer.   Approximately 82 percent of our eligible enrolled Canterbury population is now either fully vaccinated, has had a single dose or is booked … Continued


Keeping On

The official voice of Age Concern Canterbury

Keeping On is a free quarterly publication produced by Age Concern Canterbury. It contains a wide range of articles on subjects and issues of interest to older people. Keeping On is distributed widely in the community. Look for your copy at your local library, shopping mall, medical centre or club.

Editorial contributions are welcome and can be discussed with the Editor, Deirdre McGrath on Ph 366 0903 or email

Advertising enquiries should be directed to Anna-Marie Hunter on Ph 366 0903 or email

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