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


Lives being saved by bowel screening

Twenty people have had cancers confirmed and many others have had pre-cancerous lesions removed since the National Bowel Screening Programme started in Canterbury.   Kits started being delivered in volume in December last year, and by the end of March 16,705 kits had been sent to people aged 60 – 74 who had recent birthdays. … Continued


Changing from Cheques help from SDC

Selwyn District Council to host Changing from Cheques – Information sessions If you are worried about how to pay your rates once cheques are no longer available to use, it might be useful to attend one of the Selwyn District Council information sessions. These helpful sessions will feature representatives from the banks who along with … Continued


Free Entry at Quake City to Mark 10-Year Earthquake Anniversary

Cantabrians are invited to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake with a free visit to Quake City, Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition about the Canterbury Earthquakes. Thanks to support from Major Sponsor the Earthquake Commission (EQC), admission charges to Quake City will be waived on 22 February. Quake City has had some … 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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