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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Events

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

News

Get Savvy on Scams

It is reported that online scams are costing us $500 million PER YEAR, with 72% of New Zealanders saying they have been targeted by a scam. Join us for a free, fun and interactive workshop to get savvy on scams! This event is for ALL AGES – scams affect us all. When:     Friday 24th … Continued

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Survey to Help Falls Prevention

Researchers at the University of Canterbury are conducting a survey to help establish whether technology can be used to identify difficulties with walking environments.  This survey focuses on people aged 50 and over and living in Christchurch. Every year, in New Zealand, around a third of people aged over 65 fall over and falls can … Continued

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It’s not to late to protect yourself against the flu

More than a third of Cantabrians have had their flu immunisation already this winter and there’s still time for the rest of us to protect ourselves.   Recent data shows that 184,610  vaccines have been distributed so far this season – more than the totals taken at the end of the season for the previous … Continued

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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 dmilne@ageconcerncan.org.nz

Advertising enquiries should be directed to Anna-Marie Hunter on Ph 366 0903 or email ahunter@ageconcerncan.org.nz

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