Age Concern Taranaki


Services

  • Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy: Responding in person/by 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. Assisting with WINZ queries etc. Providing personal safety items such as panic alarms, life tubes.

  • Information Resources: Providing written materials e.g. brochures and books.

    Education: Holding education seminars for the public e.g. Positive Ageing, Driver Refresher, Health topics, Enduring Power of Attorney, etc.

  • Social Activities: Holding events that provide social connection between older people eg. drop in centres, outings

    In-home Support: Referring on to recommended services e.g. trade and home help services.

  • Representation: Providing representation and advice on older peoples' issues to local influential groups e.g. District Councils, District Health Board, Positive Ageing Trust.

  • 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. North and South Taranaki Service available.

  • Fieldwork Service: Providing community social care and wellbeing support for older people who need help and do not fall under any other support agency. North and South Taranaki Officers available.

  • Shopping Service: Fortnightly supermarket shopping visits for those socially isolated and unable to drive to the supermarket for themselves.

  • Exercise/ Falls Prevention: Holding exercise programmes in the local community: Aqua-walking weekly falls prevention activity.

  • Life Tubes: Distribution of Life Tubes over Taranaki area.

  • Budget Advisory Service: Confidential budget service available.

    Wellbeing story 


Having fun improves body and soul

Poor balance and lack of mobility are being eroded as the participants of Age Concern Taranaki’s falls prevention programme, Walk2Life, take to the water at the New Plymouth Aquatic Centre.

Every Monday 20-30 older people are put through their aqua walking paces, building up core body strength. It is a party-like atmosphere in the pool, with much fun and hilarity.

Lower blood pressure, greater confidence and improved strength, are just some of the benefits our vibrant group of older people report as they enjoy each other’s company.

Walk2Life participants tell us this programme is having an enormous positive impact on their lives. 


Contact Information

Postal address: P O Box 15,
New Plymouth 4310
Physical address: Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre Trust, 28 Young St,
New Plymouth 4310
Telephone: 06 759 9196
Facsimile: 06 759 9196
0800 number: 0800 243625
Email: age.taranaki@xtra.co.nz


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