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


Staying Safe Online Webinar

Are you a Senior, or do you have a Senior in your life, who is looking to build their confidence online? CERT NZ’s Staying Safe Online for Senior’s webinar is coming up on the 20th of February and is designed to empower seniors, as well as friends and whānau, with the know-how to safely navigate … Continued


Watch out for the heat Cantabrians!

Cantabrians are being urged to keep cool and hydrated during what looks set to be a stretch of scorching temperatures hitting the region this week.   Hot weather is forecast for Thursday 11 January with temperatures predicted to get to a maximum of 32 degrees.   Dr Matt Reid, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says … Continued


24 Hour Surgery to Temporarily Close from Midnight to 8am

The 24 hour surgery have scheduled closures from 10pm till 8am the following morning on these dates:   Thursday 7th September Friday 8th September Saturday 9th September Sunday 10th September Friday 15th September Saturday 16th September   From Thursday 21 September, 24 Hour Surgery will close to patients each evening between 10pm and 8am the … 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.