Age Concern

Age Concern

At Age Concern we are committed to promoting the rights, wellbeing and quality of life for older people in our region. Our vision is for our older people to be a thriving, respected and engaged part of our community.

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About Age Concern New Zealand

Age Concern New Zealand is a charity dedicated to people over 65, their friends, and whanau.

We promote dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect and provide expert information and support services in response to older people’s needs.

We are active and vocal on relevant issues and work to ensure older people stay connected with their family, friends and community.

Local Age Concerns throughout New Zealand are the first port of call for older people in their communities. Age Concerns offer expertise and knowledge of all available services for older people as well as social activities.

Age Concern New Zealand provides national support to local Age Concerns. Age Concern New Zealand also informs the government and other national bodies on issues of concern for older people.

If you, or anyone you know, needs our help please contact us.

Our services help older people live their best lives. This means:

  • connecting people with each other and their communities,
  • protecting people from avoidable harm,
  • promoting health and wellbeing,
  • enabling people to maintain their independence, and
  • helping people find fulfilment.

As a member of Age Concern New Zealand we work closely with a network of local Age Concern organisations which provide similar services to older people throughout the country.

Companion Walking Service

Would you like to go out more but find it difficult to go out on your own? If you’d like to go for a walk in your community, to the park, local café or shops, then we can help.Our carefully chosen and trained volunteer walking companions are keen to support you. We will match you with a local companion with similar interests so that you can enjoy a walk together. You can discuss where you’d like to go on each outing. Your companion may also have some new ideas for you, including wet weather options.

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