Age Concern Canterbury

CONTACT

Website
http://www.ageconcerncan.org.nz

Address
24 Main North Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Phone
366 0903

Fax
365 0639

Email
team@ageconcerncan.org.nz

ALTERNATIVE CONTACT

Phone
0800 803344 Toll free

INFORMATION

OFFICE HOURS: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

COMMUNITY HEALTH TEAM:
Give us a call if you are concerned about an older person. Information and advocacy available. ELDER ABUSE RESPONSE SERVICE: Confidential service aimed at improving the quality of life of older people in abusive situations.
ACCREDITED VISITING SERVICE (AVS):
A service for isolated older people, living alone. The aim is for a volunteer to establish a friendship with an older person by spending exclusive quality time with him/her on a regular basis. Orientation and on going support is provided.
HOME SUPPORT SERVICES:
Gardening, Hairdressing, Home Help, Window cleaning,  Footcare, TRADESMEN and HANDYMEN at reasonable rates. Someone for every job about the home including appliance repair, rail fitting and plumbing needs.
SOCIAL OUTINGS:
Regular  outings provide a door-to-door service for those interested in meeting others in their area and for those wanting a change of scenery.
INFORMATION:
Comprehensive Database covers information regarding services, retirement, health, equipment suppliers, benefits and recreation. Use the INFO Database on-line at http://ageconcerncan.org.nz/infocentre/ or phone the number above with your enquiry.
PUBLICATIONS – Full range of brochures, Keeping On  –  quarterly newspaper available 3 monthly with a $15.00 annual subscription or it can be picked up at your local Library or New World Supermarket. Other helpful publications available.
COURSES:

Staying Safe – Refresher Course for Mature Drivers:
Refresh older drivers knowledge of road rules and address the issue of driving behaviour.
There is a $10 charge for  morning tea and lunch.

Further courses may be available:

Life without a car- Two hour course to increase awareness of the effects of ageing on our ability and confidence on the road, look at alternatives to driving, increase our awareness of services and entitlements that may help and encourage participants to overcome barriers and remain active in the community.

Steady as you go ( SAYGO ) exercise classes for strength and balance to prevent falls.  Available currently through Age Concern Canterbury. Call the number above to inquire about venues and times. Or see information here http://ageconcerncan.org.nz/falls-prevention/

MEMBERSHIP: Become an Age Concern Member $20.00 or $30.00 a couple (this gives the member the right to vote at the AGM).  All of our services are available to anyone aged over 65 years regardless of membership.
VOLUNTEERS – Enquiries welcome
AGE CONCERN – contact details for other Age Concerns throughout New Zealand check out www.ageconcern.org.nz or phone Age Concern Canterbury on the number above.

Categories

Advocacy, Age Concern, Community Health, Exercise, Family Violence, Gardening, Hairdressing, Home Help, House Cleaning, Information, Life Tubes, Neglect, Outings, Positive Ageing, Rails, Social Contact, Tradesmen, Victims, Visiting, Volunteering

Locations

Christchurch, Papanui
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