Residential Care Options-Publications

‘Where From Here’ replaces ‘A Question of Care’ and provides information about Rest Homes, Retirement Villages, Serviced Apartments and Private Hospital care. It can be obtained by calling the number above or calling Age Concern Canterbury on 3660903. A good website to visit on the subject is Health & Disability Consumer Advocacy Services South … Continued

Age Concern New Zealand Inc (National Office)

They work to serve the needs of older people by offering nationally contracted services, education, resources and national leadership. Age Concern New Zealand works for older people by coordinating and supporting vital services offered at the local level such as Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Accredited Visiting. They depend on donations, bequests and grants … Continued

Public Trust

For information regarding Wills, Pre-paid funeral trusts, Enduring Power of Attorney etc. ring the above freephone number or search their website. Open 8.30am -5.00pm. Answer phone available after hours.

Visitor Information Centre Christchurch

Opening Hours: 8.30am to 5.00pm, 7 days Specialise in recommendations and bookings for: Accommodation (lodges, hotels, motels, bed & breakfasts, backpackers, and campgrounds) Attractions, activities and tours Transport (rental vehicles, buses, shuttles, ferries and trains) Christchurch & Canterbury Visitor Guide booklet available at above address for events, accommodation downtown, hotels, motels, backpackers, bed & breakfast … Continued

Polio NZ Inc.

Polio NZ Inc is an incorporated society dedicated to seeking support for people who have had poliomyelitis. It does this through information sharing and where possible, assistance to polio society members and their families, whether or not they are experiencing problems at present.   *Post Polio Syndrome is a ‘second’ disease affecting a large number … Continued

Where to From Here

‘WHERE TO FROM HERE’ (formerly Question of Care)- a guide to residential care/help at home & retirement options booklet with information on all homes/ hospitals in the Canterbury, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast and Buller, South Canterbury regions ie District Health Boards. Booklet is free from Age Concern Canterbury, telephone 3660903 to receive your copy. Check … Continued

New Zealand Transport Agency ( NZTA )

There have been major changes to the system governing the licensing of older drivers. For further information ring the LTSA Helpdesk numbers 0800 822 422 ( Driver’s Licence ) or look on the above website, click on “Your Driver Licence” at the top, half way down that page find “Renewing or Replacing”, & then click … Continued

Christchurch City Council

  The ONLINE WEBSITE: has been set up to allow people to have their say about what the Christchurch City Council is doing and get involved in local issues and projects. WALKING: Leisure Centres, Walking Groups, Older Adults Active Recreation, Active Christchurch Walk N Talk and Sunday Walk. Walk Christchurch – Short Walks that … Continued

Dallington Community Centre

The Cottage is a community based initiative which seeks to involve local people in developing their skills and gives an opportunity to sell their craft work. Open 10.30 am – 3.45 pm Mon-Fri. Dallington Community News published quarterly. The following groups operate from the Cottage: Dallington Friends and Leisure Group, Wednesdays 10am-12.00 noon at Burwood … Continued

Enduring Power of Attorney EPA

The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 (PPPR Act) introduced the concept of an Enduring Power of Attorney. It is designed to ‘provide protection and promotion of the personal and property rights of persons who are not fully able to manage their own affairs’. There are two kinds of enduring powers of attorney … Continued