A Christmas message from our Chief Executive - Stephanie Clare.
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas! - I am so looking forward to slowing down over the holiday season. For me it is a time I treasure, catching up with family and friends, making memories and checking in to see if everyone is ok!

I know the reality for a lot of older people is not so rosy. Loneliness is still a major issue for many, and the holiday season often only magnifies those horrible feelings and sadness and being alone.  Please consider making a Christmas donation so we can help more lonely seniors.

Thank you for your support, Mere Kirihimete and best wishes for 2022.

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Our Impact


958
958 people attended one of the 80 Age Concern digital technology or banking events run last year (1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021).
"Confirming that my little knowledge was ok. The Covid app was a concern to me but I was shown how to do it well"

70,420 Last year there were 70,420 visits to lonely and isolated older people throughout New Zealand - 93.1% of clients reported feeling happier and 91.7% reported feeling less lonely.


3767 3767 people attended one of our 284 Staying Safe, Refresher Courses for Older Drivers in the last two years.
“I have been driving for 64 years. This is just what I needed. Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks?”

2452 We received 2452 referrals where elder abuse was suspected in the past year (1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021). This averages out to 10 referrals, to Age Concerns across the country, every working day!

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