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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Visiting Service

The 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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Activities, workshops, meetings and events are held regularly throughout Canterbury.

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Information Directory


Retirement Village Industry for overhaul

A package of reforms has been introduced to combat “unfair contract terms” in the retirement village industry. Steph Gifford, a Senior Associate with Aspiring Law outlines the changes… The residential village industry is in for an overhaul. A package of reforms has been introduced to combat ‘unfair contract terms’ in occupation right agreements that are … Continued


Christchurch’s Emergency Department and Urgent Care Clinics will be stretched into early next week

The Emergency Department and Canterbury’s Urgent Care facilities are currently under significant pressure says Norma Campbell, System Wide Operations Centre Controller for Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury, There were 368 presentations to ED yesterday which is exceptionally busy for midweek, and 101 people were either being treated or waiting to be seen at 4pm today. … Continued


Protect yourself against Legionnaires’ disease this spring

Spring is the perfect time to be out in the garden. It’s also unfortunately the time when gardeners are most at risk of catching Legionnaires’ disease from bags or bulk loads of potting mix and compost. With 32 cases of the disease already confirmed in the region this year, gardeners are being urged to take … Continued


Cantabrians Invited to Say “See You Later” to Favourite Exhibits

Canterbury Museum invites Cantabrians to come and say “see you later” to their favourite exhibits as it plans to dismantle galleries later this year ahead of a transformative redevelopment project. From mid-October, the Museum will start progressively closing, dismantling and packing down its galleries to move them to a secure offsite storage facility. Most of … 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


Read the latest edition here