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


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


Second Census letter

Census reminder letter: From Monday 27 February, almost 1.4 million households will be mailed a second pre-census reminder letter with a new access code with a call to action to complete census forms by Census Day 7 March. It is also a call to action to contact 0800 CENSUS (0800 236 787) to order paper … Continued


New Booster Plan in Time for Winter

All New Zealanders aged 30 and over will be able to access the new COVID bivalent booster from April as part of the Government’s plan to keep Kiwis safe and take pressure off our health system, says Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall. The new bivalent vaccine will replace the existing Pfizer booster and is … 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