Older Persons Services in South Canterbury include:
Age Concern Visiting Service Sonia King Ph 03 687 7587
Appointed and under the umbrella of Age Concern Canterbury to arrange visitors for older people in the area who would benefit from additional social contact.
Age Concern – Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS)
EARS aims to improve the quality of life of older people in abusive situations and prevent abuse by providing information, advocacy and support. If you have concerns about the way you (or someone you know) are being treated, spoken to and cared for, or if you are concerned about how money is spent and property is being used, we offer a free and confidential service to help.
Needs Assessment Service – 03 687 7114
Identify options,help and plan solutions for older people. eg. domestic assistance, personal care, carer support, respite care, residential and hospital care.
Frozen Meals Service – 03 6871149
Diet is important. Purchase high quality reasonably prised meals from Presbyterian Support in Timaru and Temuka.
Anglican Care South Canterbury – 03 688 9291 or 027 623 267
Individual Counselling for life crisis, anxiety, worry, panic and stress. Run Grief and Loss programmes for adults experiencing grief through illness and death.
Disability Information and Awareness Service – 03 684 7151 or 0800 227 225
Free generic information and referral service on all disability and health related issues.
Timaru Senior Citizens Inc
Phone: 03 687 7587
Postal address: 18 Maude St, Waimate 7924
Physical address: Room 14, Community House, 27 Strathallan Street,
Citizens advice Bureau – 03 687 7362
Up to date local and regional information about your rights, government policy and community services. Also help with consumer problems, legal issues, budgeting and health and welfare.
Mobility Solutions Centre Heartlands – 0800 688 4121
Enable NZ has awarded Mobility Solutions the contract to repair all equipment supplied by the MOH within South Canterbury. They also provide sales and hire service of all adaptive aids and equipment including mobilty scooters, electric reclining chairs and beds, kitchen and bathroom wares, walking frames and daily living aids.