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


2019 local body elections

The next local body elections will be held on Saturday 12 October 2019. In Christchurch this includes elections for Christchurch City Council and Community Boards, Environment Canterbury and the Canterbury District Health Board. The election will be held by postal vote and voting papers will be delivered from 20 September 2019. Voting closes at noon … Continued


Let’s Get Learning

Organisers of this year’s Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga have issued a call to action – Let’s Get Learning! and during the first week of September hundreds of events will showcase adult learning all over the country. Whether it’s te reo, sign language, cartooning or cooking, people will be able to ‘get learning’ something … Continued


New Warmer Kiwi Homes grants for heaters

The Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes has been offering grants for insulation since July 2018.  Thanks to generous contributions from organisations in our community, the cost to homeowners has been free or low cost in many areas. From 1 July 2019, Warmer Kiwi Homes also offers lower-income homeowners grants for heaters. Grants will cover two thirds … 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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