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


Public Health Alert

Canterbury DHB’s public health team want to hear from anyone who dined at Madam Woo restaurant on 15 and 17 January, due to possible Hepatitis A exposure Community and Public Health are advising people who ate at Madam Woo Christchurch (255 St Asaph Street) at any time on 15 or 17 January 2020 that they … Continued


Christmas and New Year Holiday Hours

Age Concern Canterbury’s office will be closed from 4.30pm on Friday, 20th December 2019 and will reopen at 9.00am on Monday, 6th January 2020. The Board and Staff of Age Concern Canterbury wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and we look forward to working with you again in 2020.


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


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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