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


Cantabrians urged to get vaccinated on Super Saturday

With Summer just eight weeks away we need Cantabrians who haven’t already received their COVID-19 vaccinations to get them now, so we can enjoy everything a classic Kiwi summer has to offer.   Approximately 82 percent of our eligible enrolled Canterbury population is now either fully vaccinated, has had a single dose or is booked … Continued


Vaccination roll out steps up another gear in the Selwyn District

Canterbury DHB and the Selwyn District Council are pleased to be able to confirm a series of drop-in vaccination clinics for Waikirikiri Selwyn.   Three community pop-up events will take place at: 12pm – 6pm Wednesday 29 September, Rolleston Community Centre 12pm – 6pm Thursday 30 September, Rolleston Community Centre 9:30am – 2pm Friday 1 … Continued


Canterbury DHB makes changes to visiting at its facilities under Delta Alert Level 2

   Dr Helen Skinner, Canterbury DHB Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) Controller has made the following announcement about changes to Hospital visiting under Delta Alert Level 2 Following New Zealand (apart from the greater Auckland region) moving to ‘COVID-19 Delta Alert Level 2’, Canterbury DHB has made changes to its visitor restrictions. Under Delta Alert Level … Continued


Free COVID testing is also available through many General Practices as well as at Community-based Testing Centres in Canterbury

Canterbury Health Laboratories, part of Canterbury DHB, processed more than 4000 COVID-19 test swabson Friday – a record for local testing. This included swabs taken at the drop-in CBTCs (community-based testing centres) and in general practice.   Dr Helen Skinner, Senior Responsible Officer for the COVID-19 response, Canterbury DHB says this is a great cross-system … 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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