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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Earthquake Support

Our Earthquake Support Coordinator is available to help older people who are facing ongoing issues from the Canterbury earthquakes.

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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


Don’t let your loved ones fall victim to scams.

New Zealand Police want to help prevent your loved ones falling victim to scams – and we need you to spread the word with your friends and families. We know that scams are often targeted towards more vulnerable members of society who may not have the knowledge or information to protect themselves. Sadly this often … Continued


The Princess Margaret Hospital Turns 60

On the 31st of August 1959 the doors to The Princess Margaret Hospital were officially opened by the then Governor General Viscount Cobham. Building of the hospital commenced in 1952. The main contractors were Chas S Luney Ltd of Christchurch and the architect was Mr Allan Manson of Manson, Seward and Stanton of Christchurch The … Continued


Age Concern Canterbury Fundraising with Entertainment

Age Concern Canterbury are fundraising with Entertainment! and selling the popular Entertainment Book. The brand new memberships have only just launched, and feature over $20,000 worth of local and international offers including many amazing Christchurch businesses; King of Snake, Miro, Earl, Universo, multiple EntX restaurants, and many more! We are raising funds for Age Concern … Continued


Police launch non emergency number

At 10:05 am on the 10th of the 5th, New Zealand Police is launching 105 (“ten five”), the eagerly anticipated number for the public to report non-emergency situations to Police. “More than 60 years on from the first 111 call, the launch of 105 today is a milestone for New Zealand Police, offering a new … 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, Dayl Milne 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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