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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Events

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

News

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

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Protect your online self this Cyber Smart Week

We live in an increasingly digital world, where everything is connected. Our relationships, our jobs, our finances — everything is online. And, while there are some real benefits to digital life, any weaknesses in our online connections can make us vulnerable to a cyber security attack. Cyber attacks are becoming more and more frequent over … Continued

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Changes to White Pages Telephone Directory

Residential telephone listings will now come in a separate White Pages book. Yellow (who distribute the books) say they are always looking for ways to make it easier for people to search, find and connect. Residential listings will now come in an exclusive White Pages Residential book with a stylish new book cover, which is … Continued

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Survey to Help Falls Prevention

Researchers at the University of Canterbury are conducting a survey to help establish whether technology can be used to identify difficulties with walking environments.  This survey focuses on people aged 50 and over and living in Christchurch. Every year, in New Zealand, around a third of people aged over 65 fall over and falls can … Continued

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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 dmilne@ageconcerncan.org.nz

Advertising enquiries should be directed to Anna-Marie Hunter on Ph 366 0903 or email ahunter@ageconcerncan.org.nz

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