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


Masters Games heading for Dunedin

The New Zealand Masters Games is an annual multisport event which will be held in Dunedin, New Zealand from the 1st to the 9th of February 2020. Competitors do not need to be an elite athlete to compete and do not need to qualify. For most sports the minimum age starts at 30 years, and … Continued


Super Gold Card App launched today

The SuperGold smart phone app is launched today.   The  app is the easy way to find discounts and offers when you’re out and about. It’s also a good way to find discounts near you, whether you’re close to home or travelling in New Zealand. The SuperGold app doesn’t replace your SuperGold card. You still … Continued


The Breeze Walking Festival 2019

The Breeze Walking Festival provides a chance for all Cantabrians to put some spring in their step and explore their region, from Saturday 28 September to Sunday 13 October 2019. Festival programmes will be available at Christchurch City Council libraries and Service Centres or by visiting What’s on from 19 August. While about half … Continued


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


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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