Age Concern is a charitable organisation dedicated solely to people over 65.
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 (national office) 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.
Accredited Visiting Service provides companionship and social contact through matching a screened, volunteer friend to an older person who may be lonely. If you would like more information on being a visitor or are over 65 and would like to know more about having a visitor, contact the Co-ordinator email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (09) 929 2307.
Education/Health Promotion: A programme of activities and resources on a variety of subjects are developed in partnership with older people and other community groups. Some of our regular Health promotion activities include:
1. Positive Steps – A four week (10.5 hours) Falls Prevention programme
2. Seniors Eating well – A four week (10.5 hours) Nutrition programme (theory only)
3. Staying Safe – A three hour refresher workshop for Senior Drivers
4. Sleeplessness and Stress – A two and a half hour workshop exploring Fatigue & Stress
Our ‘Calendar of Activities’ - provides a comprehensive list of activities pertinent to older people. It includes social, support, physical and educational opportunities available on the North Shore. Copies are available from the office or a pdf copy can be downloaded from www.agewell.org.nz - Members will have their own copy posted to them
Our 2016/17 ‘Information Directory for Older People’ is designed to provide information and knowledge of resources to older people and those working with them. Copies are available from the office or a pdf copy can be downloaded from www.agewell.org.nz
We can provide a speaker to Seniors’ groups to talk about the role and services of Age Concern North Shore and on Falls Prevention. To arrange, please contact our Health Promoter at: email@example.com or phone: (09) 929 2312
Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service for older people who may be having difficulty with a problem or are concerned about a friend or neighbour. Trained staff are available for home visits if needed. This is a discreet and confidential service. For advice, support or information email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone (09) 929 2309
Chinese Services.Our Chinese social worker/health promoter provides:
* Intervention and education support for the Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention team with a particular focus on vulnerable Chinese Elders.
* Community development and health promotion for Chinese Seniors via regular groups and outings.
* Chinese Accredited Visiting service providing companionship and social contact through matching a screened, volunteer friend to older people who may be lonely. o For more information contact Jane Lai at email@example.com or phone (09) 929 2311
Club Gordon (formally The Prescott Club) named after a former Life Member Gordon Michie, is an initiative of Age Concern North Shore. Join for fun, laughter, companionship and entertainment. A small charge covers morning tea, a light lunch, transport and entertainment. For more information contact the office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Total Mobility Scheme provides assessment and provision of a Total Mobility taxi card for people who are unable to drive or use public transport due to a disability. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Age Concern North Shore administers a Health Promotion for older people in New Zealand via the website www.agewell.org.nz
You will find
Up-to-date information on key health topics for older people/koroua and kuia
Events and activities promoting healthy ageing on the regional noticeboard
An opportunity to post a notice on events/activities of interest to older people/koroua and kuia
Links to other health and injury prevention sites within New Zealand and overseas