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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Events

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

News

Find Family and Friends in Museum Photography Collection

Cantabrians with an interest in family history are being called on to help Canterbury Museum during the lockdown. The Museum wants to identify people and places in thousands of photographs taken by New Zealand’s longest-running photography studio, Standish and Preece. A project to digitise and catalogue the images has been underway since 2019. The first … Continued

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Changes to Canterbury CDHB visiting

Canterbury DHB is now limiting the numbers of people coming into our facilities The key changes are: one person per patient for most areas and no children under 16 to visit patients. Visiting hours will remain the same for services (as publicised on our website for each service). Anyone who is sick should also not … Continued

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If you’re eligible, get your free flu shot now

The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) says it’s great the influenza “flu” vaccine is available early. New Zealanders at highest risk of complications from influenza, and those in contact with high risk people, particularly healthcare staff, can now get vaccinated as soon as possible. From today onwards, influenza immunisation is free from general practices or participating … Continued

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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 dmcgrath@ageconcerncan.org.nz

Advertising enquiries should be directed to Anna-Marie Hunter on Ph 366 0903 or email ahunter@ageconcerncan.org.nz

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