Age Concern Wairoa
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
Information Resources: Providing written materials eg. pamphlets and resources
Visiting Services: Non-accredited visiting service for socially isolated older people.
Education: Providing education seminars and workshops for the public on subjects such as Positive Ageing, Enduring Power of Attorney, Carfit and Police safety in the home and the community.
Social Activities: Holding events that provide social connection between older people eg. drop in centre, outings, morning teas and films.
Exercise/Mobility: Holding exercise classes such as Tai Chi.
Representation: Providing representation and advice on older peoples’ issues eg. Wairoa District Council, Government departments, Civil Defence Welfare Group.
- Other services provided: Wairoa Community Transport Service, Management of Presbyterian Services Sheilton Retirement Village, Monthly Foot Care Clinic, Monthly Community Police Clinic.
For more information about these services, please contact us.
Marion had been using Age Concern Wairoa’s services for a short time when she was diagnosed with a rapidly progressing terminal illness.
We supported Marion though historical trauma issues, monitored her health needs, and ensured she had enough assistance to remain at home. We also guided the family through the application process for Te Puni Kokiri’s Whānau, Innovation, Integration and Engagement Fund.
The family was able to pull together and support Marion. They were able to spend quality time with her and talk about the things that mattered to them all. Marion made her own decisions about the future for her whanau within the Whanau Ora process and we continued to support the whanau with grief counselling after Marion died.