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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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


New Warmer Kiwi Homes grants for heaters

The Government’s Warmer Kiwi Homes has been offering grants for insulation since July 2018.  Thanks to generous contributions from organisations in our community, the cost to homeowners has been free or low cost in many areas. From 1 July 2019, Warmer Kiwi Homes also offers lower-income homeowners grants for heaters. Grants will cover two thirds … Continued


Canterbury Eartquakes Insurance

If you still have an unresolved insurance claim from the 2010/11 earthquakes, the newly-established Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal can help bring your claim to a conclusion – fairly, speedily and inexpensively. You can apply to the Tribunal if you: • are the homeowner • have an unresolved insurance claim relating to the Canterbury earthquakes of … Continued


Spark steps up with two new products for seniors

Today Spark has today introduced two new products for New Zealand seniors: the first nuisance-call blocking home phone (landline) available in New Zealand; and the cheapest advertised pay monthly mobile plan on the New Zealand market – tailored to the needs of those over 65 years. Both of the products help strengthen Spark’s offering to … 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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