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


Age Concern Canterbury office is opening again in Level 2.

Since the country went into what we now know as ‘Level 4 lockdown’, the Age Concern Canterbury team has been working from home continuing to connect with and support older people. With the country moving into Level 2 on Thursday 14th May we will be moving back into a more “normal” working environment. Our office … 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


Marathon fundraiser for 8 year old

Eight year old Max is running a marathon to raise funds for vulnerable elders in Canterbury. This amazing young man is completing 6.2 kilometres around his family backyard each day for 7 days and after 192 laps he will have run the equivalent of a full marathon (42.2 kilometres). Max was inspired by the efforts … Continued


Attackers using COVID-19 themed scams

CERT NZ (the government’s Computer Emergency Response Team) has received reports of online criminals using the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic as an opportunity to carry out online scams and malicious cyber activity. Reports include opportunistic attempts to use the COVID-19 pandemic to trick people in to: • donating to a fake World Health Organisation COVID-19 … 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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