Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy:
Responding in person/phone to a range of queries from older people and their carers eg. Advising where to obtain a service, what is available. Providing confidential support and empowerment to older people.
Providing written materials eg. pamphlets and resources eg. pamphlets and resources.
Monthly meetings, Men’s Health, Community updates, Health Promotions. All welcome.
Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service:(EANP)
A confidential service to provide support, information and advice to older people, their families and care givers on issues of elder abuse & neglect. If you have concerns about the way you are being treated, how your money is being spent, the quality of your care or how your property is being used, contact Age Concern. elder abuse and neglect
Accredited Visiting Service: (AVS) This free service works to decrease the level of social isolation and loneliness of older people in the community. We provide a trained, caring volunteer who will visit regularly for championship and friendship.
Total Mobility Scheme:
Providing assessment and provision of Total Mobility taxi vouchers for reduced fares for people with disabilities or health problems
Weekly craft, cards and walking group. Minibus excursions.
LifeTubes: A Life Saving Initiative where personal & medical information is stored in a tube in your fridge. Small charge.
Personal Journal: “share with your loved one” This booklet contains your personal details and wishes to those who take control of your affairs either on your death or if you become unable to manage you your own affairs. Small charge.
Drivers Refresher Course: A classroom based programme. Familiarising yourself with traffic rules and road safety.
Representation: Providing representation and advice on older peoples’ issues to local influential groups eg District Councils.
Volunteers: Age Concern Tauranga relies on volunteers to make these services possible. Please phone 07 578 2631 if you are able to assist.