Hop Card – Seniors public transport in Auckland

If travelling to Auckland and you wish to take advantage of the Gold Card concessions you need to buy a gold AT HOP card and load a SuperGold concession on to it. The card costs $10.00 and you must load $5.00 onto it at the time of purchase. Gold AT HOP cards can be purchased … Continued

Total Care Mobility

Provides caring companion transport service for older people and the disabled. Operate a small fleet of new or near new vehicles with wheelchair hoists. They will take you to appointments, social events, shopping trips, hospital visits, movies, concerts, airport transfers, sightseeing and special events. Approved to take Total Mobility Taxi Vouchers.

Presbyterian Support – Rangiora

Website: www.ps.org.nz/uppersouthisland/ The North Canterbury Presbyterian Support provides a range of services. Open 8.30am to 5pm weekdays. Totara Club (day programme for older people living in the community). It offers company, activities and outings. Phone number as above, operates 5 days a week. By assessment. HomeShare: Support older people living in their home community. HomeShare … Continued

Super Shuttle

  for information about  their services, either ring the above number or visit their website. For other Shuttle Services see list in the Yellow Pages.

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy is a companion driving service. They offer to collect you, drive you to your destination and provide whatever help is needed at that destination, before delivering you home again. It is perfect for medical appointments, personal grooming appointments, social engagements, shopping trips, scenic drives and airport departures and pick-ups. All Daisies are … Continued

Presbyterian Support Upper South Island

Offer specialised counselling and social work for older people, their families and carers. ENLIVEN POSITIVE AGEING groups are available and held at the Campbell Centre, 44 Bealey Avenue, (unless otherwise stated). For further information or to enrol for groups, phone 363 8214. HomeShare: Support older people living in their home community. HomeShare invites small groups … Continued

Christchurch Resettlement Services

Christchurch Resettlement Services provides free, confidential, services to Refugees and Migrants who come to live in Christchurch. Social Workers are able to help with: Income/benefit concerns; Housing; Health care; Dental care; Family concerns; School issues; Feelings of fear, worry, sadness, anger; Relationships; Clothing and household equipment; Information and counselling. The bilingual workers can: Act as … Continued

Cancer Society of New Zealand (Cant/ West Coast)

The mission of the Cancer Society is to improve community well being by reducing the incidence & impact of cancer. For cancer information & support phone 0800 226 237 (0800CANCER). This helpline is available Mon-Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm. An experienced Registered Nurse to answer any question that you might have.(Any Cancer any question). The Cancer … Continued

Papanui Baptist Community Services – Freedom Trust

Friendship Friday Community Lunch – Entertainment and fun, socialising, practical information and faith building. Held 3rd Friday of the month in the lounge and cafe at the Papanui Baptist Church – 12.00 mid-day. Telephone the above number for more information. Sewing and patchwork – Tuition available for beginners. Sewing machines and some material available.  Wednesday … Continued

Ellesmere Community Care Organisation

Located in Leeston but covers the whole Ellesmere area. Budget advice, transport to appointments, practical home help for a variety of situations, referral to other agencies as appropriate. Ellesmere Community Vehicle Trust – Contact Lois Birkett Ph 324 3884 to enquire. -10 seater minibus with volunteer drivers Take people on day trips, concerts and outings. … Continued

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