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


Age Concern Canterbury Fundraising with Entertainment

Age Concern Canterbury are fundraising with Entertainment! and selling the popular Entertainment Book. The brand new memberships have only just launched, and feature over $20,000 worth of local and international offers including many amazing Christchurch businesses; King of Snake, Miro, Earl, Universo, multiple EntX restaurants, and many more! We are raising funds for Age Concern … Continued


Police launch non emergency number

At 10:05 am on the 10th of the 5th, New Zealand Police is launching 105 (“ten five”), the eagerly anticipated number for the public to report non-emergency situations to Police. “More than 60 years on from the first 111 call, the launch of 105 today is a milestone for New Zealand Police, offering a new … Continued


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


It’s time for your flu jab.

It’s that time of year again – time for the annual flu jab well before winter sets in. Health authorities say stocks of flu vaccine are now at GP practices and some pharmacies, and people should get the jab this month and next. Influenza immunisation is free for pregnant women, those aged 65 and over, … 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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