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

Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand

For people with bleeding disorders and their families. Services available: Information; Educational Material; Supportive Programmes; Outreach Service; Youth Camps; Family Camps. The Outreach Worker can be contacted at 0508 FACTOR.(0508 322867)

City Mission Christchurch

The Christchurch City Mission is a Christian Social Service Agency (a branch of Anglican Social Services).The Mission offers support and general help to the disadvantaged, including the elderly. They operate Night Shelter for men and women, and offer Alcohol and Drug Counselling Service. Have Thorpe house to assist people over 17 years old to detox … Continued

Rapuora Mobile Nursing Service ( Maori health )

The role of the Rapuora Nurses is to support and educate Whanau to self manage their health issues. They work with Whanau who have or are at risk of: Heart disease Respiratory disorders Diabetes They work alongside clients and Whanau to find out how to best support the management and improvement of their health and … Continued

Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust ( Charity Hospital )

The Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust is a registered charitable trust formed to provide free, elective day surgery and medical consultations for some people in our Canterbury community who would otherwise not have access to such services. Surgical services include: Colonoscopy General surgery (abdominal & lower colorectal surgery ) Gynaecology & women’s health Ophthalmology (eyes) Orthopaedics … Continued

Green Prescriptions

The Green Prescription (GRx) programme is run by Sport Canterbury and is for people wanting support & guidance with increasing their level of activity. This free service talks individuals through their current level of activity, helps them set realistic goals & develop an activity plan suited to their individual needs & lifestyle. Four months of … Continued

Physical Sense Gym and Physio

Physical Sense is a public gym adjacent to a Physiotherapy Clinic. Centre for Senior Wellbeing Dedicated allied health professionals who provide services to the elderly, on the premises and at home if required. They offer classes for the following: Stroke Patients Diabetes Patients The elderly Osteoporosis patients Intermittent Claudication Classes generate a great atmosphere and … Continued

Diabetes (Society) Christchurch Inc

Diabetes Christchurch INC. provides support, help and information to people with diabetes, their families and friends. Ring the number above for support group contacts. The Shop, which is open Monday to Fridays 9am-4pm, sells a variety of products, for further information ring 378 6266. Also run exercise armchair classes Friday mornings 10.30-11.30am at the Clinic … Continued

Rehua Marae Service

Provides Home Services (help in the home) and information for Kamatua and Kuia. 2 day, day care available (transport available). Referral for services by Older Persons Health Assessment Team is required. REHUA MARAE SERVICES have administrative support and Kaumatua Services. These services provide day and personal home care. In addition the unit and team deliver … Continued

Health Promotion Agency

HPA is a Crown entity established on 1 July 2012 under legislation to lead and support national health promotion initiatives. It has a board appointed by the Minister of Health, and staff in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. In addition to national health promotion initiatives, HPA performs all functions previously undertaken by the Alcohol Advisory Council (ALAC) … Continued