Age Concern Canterbury

Postal Address: 24 Main North Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8053
Physical Address:
24 Main North Road, Papanui, Christchurch 8053
Telephone: 03 366 0903 or freephone 0800 803 344
Facsimile: 03 365 0639
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 e.g. 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. Material also available from a comprehensive database containing information on services, clubs, social contact groups and recreational activities.  You can view the Information Database at or on
  • Keeping On quarterly publication available by subscription ($15 per year) 

In-home Support: 

  • Referring on recommended people for trades, handymen, home help and gardening services. All providers are vetted and approved by Age Concern Canterbury and reasonable rates are charged for their services

Visiting Services: 

Minibus Outings Service:

  • Providing a door to door service, social contact and an outing for those who are socially isolated.

Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service: 


  • Holding training seminars on elder abuse and neglect and other related topics.


  • A Confident Driving course for Mature Drivers - This is held in a safe and enjoyable environment, provides workbooks for future reference, involves no tests or exams and provides an opportunity to share experiences and concerns. We ask for a $5.00 contribution towards the day. Lunch and morning tea are provided and the course runs between 9.30am and 2.30pm.
  • Home and Personal Safety (FREE) - Age Concern Canterbury, in conjunction with the New Zealand Police, NZ Fire Service, Neighbourhood Support and Civil Defence provide factual information and tips about personal safety. The course is designed to build confidence and offer practical ideas. Having attended one of these courses the participants receive a free home safety audit and the installation of a tamper free smoke detector. The course is free, commences at 9.30am and finishes at 3.00pm. Morning tea and lunch are provided at no cost. 
  • Life Without a car (FREE) is an important course for people to attend if they are at all concerned about their driving ability. Facing life without a car will probably come to us all in time and being informed and prepared is wise. It’s a free two hour course.
  • Other courses including Financial Security and Mobility Scooter Safety may be available.

Year established

  • 1952
Accredited Visiting Service
Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services 
Staying Safe: Refresher Courses for Older Drivers
Steady As You Go©
Total Mobility Scheme
Social Outings
Home Support and Maintenance Services