Age Concern North Shore

Awhina Kaumātua o te Raki Pae Whenua


Services

  • 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: visitingservice@acns.co.nz 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: educator@acns.co.nz 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: alisonb@acns.co.nz or 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 janel@acns.co.nz or phone (09) 929 2311
  • Information Resources: providing written material eg pamphlets and resources. Our quarterly newsletter Age Matters is posted to all members - the latest copy can be downloaded from www.pukekoprint.co.nz/age-concern-north-shore/
  • 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: ageconns@acns.co.nz
  • 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 ageconns@acns.co.nz for more information. 
  •  Life Tubes


Age Well

  • 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

Wellbeing story 

 

Sourcing the solutions

Doris is 75 years old. Her husband was in a dementia care facility some distance from her home, which she was privately renting. She was taking several buses each day to visit her husband but Doris had health problems herself, requiring her to sometimes take taxis. She receives NZ Superannuation but paying a high private rent on top of other outgoings meant she was getting into debt.

We were able to help her apply to the Auckland Council Housing for Older Adult scheme, something she did not realise she was eligible for. Doris was successful and was offered a pensioner unit close to her husband’s facility. It has given her a stable home with affordable rent, and easier access to visit her husband. She has also made many new friends where she now lives.


 

 


Services

Contact Information

Postal address: 177B Shakespeare Rd, Milford, Auckland 0620
Physical address: 177B Shakespeare Rd, Milford, Auckland 0620
Office hours: 9.00am-4.00pm,
Monday-Friday
Telephone: 09 489 4975
Email: ageconns@acns.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ageconns