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 60s. 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


Men’s Health Week NZ June 11- 17

June 11 – 17 is Men’s Health Week for 2018. One week when our own health gets the once over from ourselves, a review from the most important critic. It’s a week to make calls and to start the little steps that can make a big difference and get you back on track. It’s a … Continued


The perfect online scam – Scamming the Lonely

A 79yr old woman sits with her computer. Its late at night, and dark outside, she turns on the kettle to make herself a cup of tea to warm herself while she waits. She’s waiting for a message to come through from her new male friend on her facebook messenger. Her friend lives on the … Continued


Beware of Scams

It seems to be that time of year.  We are getting increasing reports of dodgy door-to-door sales people, phone and email scams. Remember to always look after your personal details in the same way you would with your wallet and personal possessions, and be wary of door-to-door sales people who offer you goods or services … 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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