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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Visiting Service

The 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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Activities, workshops, meetings and events are held regularly throughout Canterbury.

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Information Directory


24 Hour Surgery to Temporarily Close from Midnight to 8am

The 24 hour surgery have scheduled closures from 10pm till 8am the following morning on these dates:   Thursday 7th September Friday 8th September Saturday 9th September Sunday 10th September Friday 15th September Saturday 16th September   From Thursday 21 September, 24 Hour Surgery will close to patients each evening between 10pm and 8am the … Continued


Steady As You Go (SAYGo) Classes Still Popular

The Steady As You Go (SAYGo) falls prevention classes coordinated by Age Concern Canterbury continue to be popular. So popular that we are expanding our classes.  This month new classes are beginning in the RSA Hall Rangiora and St Christophers Church, Avonhead.  Later in the year a new class will be starting at St Barnabas … Continued


Use It Or Lose It – Brain Health Advice

Use It Or Lose It – Simple Advice From NZ Memory And Brain Health Experts For Brain Awareness Month March is Brain Awareness Month so it’s the perfect time for us all to stop and think about what we’re doing to look after our memory and all-round brain health. Most of us have seen first-hand … 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


Read the latest edition here