Age Concern Rodney
- 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.
- Information Resources: Providing written materials eg. pamphlets and resources
- Visiting Services: Providing visitors who make regular visits to socially isolated older people in their homes
- Education: Holding education seminars for the public eg. positive ageing, Enduring Power of Attorney, WINZ.
- Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service: Providing confidential support, advocacy and information for people facing elder abuse and neglect
- Time Out Programme - held on the 4th Tuesday of each month. 10.30am - 1.30pm. Centrestage Foyer, Centreway Rd Orewa. Entertainment, Guest Speakers, Games. Light lunch is served. Transport available
- Skills Bank – Skilled and Semi-skilled trades people available to do small jobs. All Police Checked
- Community Hospital Shuttle – Available to all Rodney residents. Services Wellsford, Warkworth, Snells Beach, Hibiscus Coast and Hellensville to North Shore Hospital, Auckland Hospital-StarShip, Waitakere Hospital and Greenlane Clinic. Early/Advance Bookings essential.
Hospital Shuttle phone 09 426 0918 Hospital Shuttle – FREE CALL – 0800 809 342 Hospital Shuttle email – email@example.com
- Other services include: private transportation, Senior Drivers courses, Senior Games Day and supplying disability equipment. Please call for more information regarding these services.
Time Out ticks the boxes
Once a month Age Concern Rodney provides a place for more than 60 people to take time out. We call it the Time Out Programme, and it is making a huge difference to attendees. Some of these older people are isolated, some are lonely and some seldom leave their homes.
We offer a range of entertainment that differs each month – it may be a local musician or a guest speaker. There is an option to play games like Bingo, Scrabble or 500 which are all good for hand-eye and brain coordination. The general consensus amongst our Time Out members, is that they whole-heartedly enjoy the social aspect of the gatherings. We even serve a nutritious mid-day meal and provide transport, which we’ve found is a great incentive.