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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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


Smile NZ – Free Dental Days 2020

Smile New Zealand is a joint initiative run annually by the New Zealand Dental Association and Southern Cross Health Trust. As part of this initiative, persons eligible are able to have one dental problem solved in September 2020 for FREE. Adults (18+) who hold a current community services card and have a known and/or urgent … Continued


Get a free Metrocard

Until the end of this month(June) Environment Canterbury are running a promotion where people can get a free Metrocard (while stocks last). There’s also a New World voucher giveaway. Even if you have a Gold Card for off peak travel, having a Metrocard means that you would be able to access cheaper fares at other … Continued


It’s National Volunteer Week

This week 21-27 June is National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week honours the collective energies and mana of all volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy. And no more so than during their essential contribution to communities during COVID 19. Well before COVID 19 our volunteers were cherishing … Continued


SuperGold cardholders get free health/eye check-ups

SuperGold cardholders will get a free annual health and eye check-up as part of health spending that mostly goes to DHBs that are tackling huge treatment backlogs caused by the Covid-19 lockdown. New funding has been earmarked to roll-out a promised free annual health check-up for the country’s more than 750,000 SuperGold cardholders, including an … 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

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