VICTA – Visual Impairment Charitable Trust

Approximately 95,000 New Zealanders have a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses or contact lenses, but only 12% of New Zealanders with long-term uncorrectable vision are eligible for membership of the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind. Information and support for the 88% who are ineligible is scant. Low vision rehabilitation is … Continued

Rolleston Community Centre

The Selwyn District council provides facilities and parks in their area. Rolleston Community Centre provides a range of health and social services to Rolleston and the Selwyn District. Phone to enquire about groups and activities. Has a space available for meetings. Provides community information. For bookings and enquiries Ph 03 347 2882


Partnership Community Workers (PCWs) are available to support older people access health care including assisting them to find solutions to transport problems. They also work with other social services agencies to provide a co-ordinated response to the person’s needs. Referrals are made through the GP’s or Practice nurse, or directly to the appropriate PCW. Check … Continued

Health and Disability Consumer Advocacy Service

The service is provided under the Health&Disability Commissioner Act 1994. Independent advocates help and support people to know their rights and the actions they can take if they have a concern about a health or disability service. It is a free, independent, confidential service. Advocates will also give assistance to people who may have concerns … Continued

Prostate Cancer Foundation

Mission statement: “To create or enhance an environment to empower men to make informed decisions about the diagnosis of, and treatment for, prostate cancer.” Guest speakers talk on a wide range of topics related to prostate problems. Aim to keep formal business to a minimum and spend plenty of time on informal chat, to share … Continued

Carers Website Established in the early 1990s by family carers, Carers NZ is now a national registered charity which provides information, advice, learning and support for families with health and disability needs. It is the Secretariat for the NZ Carers Alliance, and acts as the legal umbrella for a number of special interest groups including: An … Continued

Falls prevention – Home based

The Care Coordination Centre receives referrals from GPs and other health professionals for the Home Based Exercise Programme and coordinate the providers to meet your needs. Have you fallen in the last 12 months? And are you aged 65 years or over? If you want to access the Home Based Exercise Programme and have a … Continued

Huntingtons Disease Assn (Chch Inc)

SERVICES Services available through the Field Worker include information, support, advocacy, problem solving, genetic testing referral, education, public relations, assistance to people with HD, caregivers, people at risk, family members, friends, employers or community members. Regular meetings and social contact.

All About Your Health This website contains information about health issues, health research, nutritian, and support groups. Really worth exploring.

International Older Persons Day

International Older Persons Day is a day to celebrate the place of older people in our society. “Visibility drives out ageism. Today’s older people are ageing better than ever before. Events showing healthy and vibrant older people enjoying themselves are the best way to drive out the old images of ‘the elderly’ as passive victims. … Continued