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 60s. 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


Complete the census online at a SeniorNet near you

The census is the official count of how  many people and dwellings there are in new Zealand.  Census Day is Tuesday 6 March 2018. In late February, you will get a letter that lets you choose how you’ll take part in this year’s census, either online, or by paper if you prefer. This census Stats … Continued


Older is better

You know you are onto a good thing when an appliance just keeps going, and going, and going – for more than 60 years.


Pathological hoarding grips up to 35,000 Kiwis

The first ever study of pathological hoarding in New Zealand has estimated 35,000 Kiwis are clinically severe hoarders and it has prompted a call for more funding to help sufferers. Simon Templeton, CEO of Age Concern Canterbury, discusses the issue with Lisa Davies  


Stay Safe, Stay Informed.

It’s Get Ready Week from 9 to 15 October and this year’s theme is Stay Safe, Stay Informed. Emergencies can happen anywhere, any time, and without warning. Make sure you and the people you care about are ready to get through by knowing the different ways to stay informed. During the week Civil Defence will be … 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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