Age Concern Tauranga

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. pamphlets and resources.

  • Education:
    Monthly meetings, Men's Health, Community updates, Health Promotions. All welcome.

  • Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service:(EANP) eanptga@xtra.co.nz    07 578 2856
    A confidential service to provide support, information and advice to older people, their families and care givers on issues of elder abuse & neglect. If you have concerns about the way you are being treated, how your money is being spent, the quality of your care or how your property is being used, contact Age Concern. elder abuse and neglect

  • Accredited Visiting Service: (AVS) avstga@xtra.co.nz 07 578 2541                                                                                                                      This free service works to decrease the level of social isolation and loneliness of older people in the community. We provide a trained, caring volunteer who will visit regularly for championship and friendship.                                                      

  • Total Mobility Scheme:
    Providing assessment and provision of Total Mobility taxi vouchers for reduced fares for people with disabilities or health problems

  • Social Activities:
    Weekly craft, cards and walking group. Minibus excursions.

  • LifeTubes:                                                                                                                                   A Life Saving Initiative where personal & medical information is stored in a tube in your fridge. Small charge.

  • Personal Journal: "share with your loved one"                                                                                                                                                  This booklet contains your personal details and wishes to those who take control of your affairs either on your death or if you become unable to manage you your own affairs. Small charge.

  • Drivers Refresher Course:                                                                                                       A classroom based programme. Familiarising yourself with traffic rules and road safety.

  • Representation:                                                                                                                  Providing representation and advice on older peoples' issues to local influential groups eg District Councils.

  • Volunteers:                                                                                                                               Age Concern Tauranga relies on volunteers to make these services possible. Please phone 07 578 2631 if you are able to assist.

  • SAYGo (Steady As You Go) Falls Prevention programme: An exercise programme especially designed for older people that increases strength, balance, mobility, participation and social inclusion for older people.

  • Mobile phone workshops: Not sure how to use your Mobile Phone? Book now for your lessons and learn the basics!
    receive and send texts
    charging your battery
    sending photos
    phone calls - receiving and sending
    Register now for your 2 x 1 hour classes. $15 pp
    Phone our office on 578 2631 for more details


Year established

  • 1986

Contact Information

Postal address: 177a Fraser Street, Tauranga. 3112

 Physical address: 177a Fraser Street, Tauranga. 3112

Telephone: 07 578 2631
Facsimile: 07 578 2015
Email: ageconcerntga@xtra.co.nz

Website: http://www.ageconcerntauranga.org.nz


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