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


Retirement is much tougher if you don’t own your house.

  NZ Super might need to be reviewed as more New Zealanders approach retirement without their own homes, commentators say. University of Otago research shows non-homeowners are in a worse position at retirement, and recommends action before the problem grows. “We’re staring down the barrel of future generations of non-homeowners being less able to achieve … Continued


Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village?

On Tuesday 2nd April the Commission for Financial Capability will be delivering its popular, FREE public education seminar in Wigram, Christchurch about the implications of living in a retirement village distinct from other retirement accommodation options. The seminar discusses the personal, legal and financial implications of retirement village living and what people need to consider … Continued


Care around the clock to continue throughout junior doctors’ strike

To be attributed to: Michael Frampton, Chief People Officer, Canterbury DHB With the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association 48-hour strike action starting tomorrow at 8am, Canterbury District Health Board is reminding people that they can help take the pressure off emergency services by always making their General Practice team the first port of call for … 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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