Age Concern Canterbury - South Canterbury Branch

Address: Room 9, Community House, 27 Strathallan St  Timaru 7910
Telephone: 03 687 7372 or freephone 0800 65 2 105
Email: [email protected]

Our Services

  • 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 eg. videos and books.
  • Visiting Services:
    Providing visitors who make regular visits to socially isolated older people in their homes via Age Concern Accredited Visiting Service and non-accredited programmes.
  • Education:
    Holding education seminars for the public eg. positive ageing, Enduring Power of Attorney, etc.
  • Social Activities: Holding events that provide social connection between older people eg. drop in centres
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service: Providing confidential support, advocacy and information for people facing elder abuse and neglect.
  • In-home Support:
    Referring on to recommended services (eg. trade services) that can provide for the necessary maintenance work to be done in client's homes. Referring on volunteer workers to undertake small jobs for older people eg. gardening
  • Exercise/Mobility:
    Holding exercise programmes in the local community.
  • Representation:
    Providing representation and advice on older peoples' issues to local influential groups eg. District Councils.
  • Fieldwork Service:
    Providing community social care and wellbeing support for older people who need help and do not fall under any other support agency.
  • Health and Education Training:
    Providing training courses to all the rest home staff in the Waikato plus in-service basic awareness education.
  • Shopping Service:
    Assisting older people with their weekly grocery shopping. Also provide an on-line shopping service.
Elder Abuse and Neglect Response Service