Age Concern Wellington
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.
Visiting Services: Providing visitors who make regular visits to socially isolated older people in their homes via Age Concern Accredited Visiting Service
Education: Holding education seminars for the public and Rest Homes, e.g. Positive Ageing, Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Enduring Power of Attorney.
Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service: Providing confidential support, advocacy and information for people facing elder abuse and neglect.
Representation: Providing representation and advice on older peoples' issues to local influential groups eg. City Councils.
Other services: Staying Safe Driving Courses - please contact us for more information.
Staying safe on the road
Age Concern Wellington has been running a series of Staying Safe Driving Courses. Such has been the success of the course that we even have waiting lists.
Attendees are invited to share their experiences, concerns, and anxieties about driving, and a Catholic nun who attended one of these courses said she really appreciated the supportive atmosphere. The presenter then explores these issues, shows a safe navigation video and gets participants to work in pairs to examine and resolve actual driving situations.
Our nun reported feeling more confident about her driving at the completion of the course and has recommended it to 200 of her colleagues, all Sister of Mercy Nuns.