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


Edible Garden Awards 2019

Three Community Boards are holding Edible Garden Awards for 2019 in partnership with the Canterbury Horticultural Society. Entry is open to individuals, groups, organisations, schools, etc in the participating Community Board areas: – Linwood-Central-Heathcote – Papanui-Innes – Spreydon-Cashmere Enter your garden, or nominate someone else’s garden (with their permission). All entrants are recognised for their … Continued


Age Concern Canterbury now approved Total Mobility Agency

Age Concern Canterbury has recently been approved as an agent for the Total Mobility Scheme which assists eligible people to access appropriate transport to enhance their community participation.  This assistance is provided in the form of subsidised door to door transport services.  The national scheme for eligible people is currently funded jointly by regional councils  … Continued


Great invention to help the elderly and disabled.

Thomas James (a student at Burnside High School)  has created a device that takes your wheelie bin to the curb for you and is a finalist in the ASB Bright Sparks Awards. In it’s 20th year, the ASB Bright Sparks programme is New Zealand’s top competition for young inventors. Encompassing all areas of modern technology, it’s … 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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