Age Concern is a charitable organisation dedicated solely to people over 65.
They promote dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect and provide expert information and support services in response to older people’s needs.
They 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.
To enhance the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy in New Zealand, by empowering them to make their own choices
Get Out There Programme
This programme is designed to get people with Cerebral Palsy engaging with their community. It is a voucher system that helps fund the part of the transport companies fare that is not covered by the Total Mobility Scheme.
The Society can supply vouchers to the value of approximately $200 per person (per 6 months) to approved applicants. The vouchers can be used for transport at the members discretion. This will equate to the average member being able to double the number of trips currently taken each year.
Eldernet was established in 1997 as a direct result of the founders seeing the need for a comprehensive information service that focussed on issues concerning older people in New Zealand. The internet seemed to be the perfect way to make this information available and so, Eldernet was born.
With this impartial information, older people, their families’ and professionals who work in this sector access to comprehensive information that enables them to make more informed decisions.