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Age Concern New Zealand Want Us All To Know How To “Spot The Signs” Of Elder Abuse

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 11:55 am | Age Concern

“Elder abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.” More >>

Age Concern New Zealand Welcomes The Hon Casey Costello, As The New Minister For Seniors

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 2:12 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand extends a warm welcome to the newly appointed Minister for Seniors, the Hon Casey Costello. As an organisation dedicated to advocating for the rights and well-being of older New Zealanders, Age Concern looks forward to collaborating ... More >>

Age Concern New Zealand And Driving Miss Daisy Launch "Life Without A Car" Booklet

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 1:35 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand, a leading national charity and advocacy group for older people, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Driving Miss Daisy NZ Ltd. Driving Miss Daisy is a trusted provider dedicated to providing their clients ... More >>

Age Concern New Zealand Announces 2023 Huia Award Winners

Tuesday, 3 October 2023, 7:21 am | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand is so proud to announce the 2023 winners of their Huia Awards. The Huia Awards are an annual celebration of New Zealand’s older people and those who support them. Each year Age Concern New Zealand awards three recipients a Huia ... More >>

Celebrating And Standing Up For Older People’s Rights Across Aotearoa, New Zealand

Monday, 25 September 2023, 12:59 pm | Age Concern

On October 1st, the world will come together to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons, an occasion that highlights the significance of upholding the rights of older people and standing against ageist attitudes. This year, the United Nations ... More >>

Age Concern New Zealand Says 'Break The Silence' Around Elder Abuse

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 1:14 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand is joining the global movement on 15 June in recognising World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. “It is time to ‘Break the Silence’ on Elder Abuse, says Karen Billings-Jensen, Chief Executive Age Concern New Zealand. “Elder ... More >>

Time To Be Prepared

Monday, 13 February 2023, 1:31 pm | Age Concern

Cyclone Gabrielle is now affecting the upper North Island. Forecasters say that the Wellington Region will also be impacted, with strong winds and heavy rain predicted. It's a good idea to be prepared just in case. MetService's message reads: "Cyclone ... More >>

Age Concern New Zealand Welcomes Ginny Andersen, The New Minister For Seniors.

Thursday, 2 February 2023, 2:57 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand would like to extend a warm welcome to new Minister for Seniors, Ginny Andersen, who takes up the Seniors portfolio from the Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall. Karen Billings-Jensen, Chief Executive Age Concern New Zealand, says “We ... More >>

Age Concern Highlighting The Issue Of Loneliness For Seniors

Thursday, 17 November 2022, 3:39 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern Wellington Region have launched their annual appeal with a somewhat uncomfortable message, designed to raise awareness of the prevalence of loneliness among the Region’s senior population. The campaign features Tom and Dot, both of ... More >>

Golden Foot Walking Awards

Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 2:13 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern Wellington received their Golden Foot Walking Award this morning in recognition of a service that meets a significant community need. The Companion Walking Service matches trained volunteers with older people who are experiencing reduced ... More >>

Age Concern New Zealand Inaugural Huia Awards 2022

Tuesday, 4 October 2022, 11:06 am | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand is so proud to announce the first ever winners of the Age Concern New Zealand Huia Awards. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2210/9110ed037afcb362e7a4.jpeg" width="720" height="540"> Marcia Te Au Thomson, Rangimahora ... More >>

Not Invisible - Let’s Celebrate The Resilience And Contribution Of Older Women

Friday, 23 September 2022, 11:49 am | Age Concern

International Day of Older Persons on 1 October each year is a day to celebrate older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. This year the United Nations (UN) theme is “The Resilience and Contributions ... More >>

Age Concern Launches New Brand

Monday, 4 July 2022, 9:41 am | Age Concern

Age Concern has launched a new brand to attract new people through their doors, but its core business of supporting older kiwis to live their best lives will still be their key focus. Age Concern New Zealand unveiled the new logo on 1 July at Parliament ... More >>

91-year-old Wellington Painter Teams Up With Age Concern To Raise Funds

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 11:52 am | Age Concern

Wellington (Thursday, 16 June 2022) – Ron Jobson, 91-year-old painter from Strathmore, is donating 75% of the proceeds from sales of his amazing paintings to Age Concern Wellington Region. Age Concern is pleased to offer the public a unique opportunity ... More >>

What To Do When You Suspect Elder Abuse? Trust Your Gut!

Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 11:32 am | Age Concern

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is marked on 15 June each year. Unfortunately, elder abuse is prevalent in New Zealand but often not reported. But we can all play our part in speaking up, so older Kiwis can be free from the fear, mental anguish, emotional ... More >>

Two In Three Seniors Staying Home As Much As Possible

Monday, 14 March 2022, 5:49 pm | Age Concern

Almost two-thirds of Wellington’s senior population are currently staying home as much as possible, according to a new survey by Age Concern Wellington Region (ACWR). Age Concern wanted to discover more about what was happening for seniors as large ... More >>

Age Concern New Zealand Welcomes New Chief Executive

Friday, 11 March 2022, 8:59 am | Age Concern

The Age Concern New Zealand (ACNZ) Board is excited to introduce Karen Billings-Jensen as the new Chief Executive at Age Concern New Zealand. “I am very pleased to appoint Karen to this critical role for Age Concern New Zealand. She is an influential leader ... More >>

Age Concern Auckland Urging The Community To Get Vaccinated To Protect Us All

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 9:33 am | Age Concern

Ahead of the Super Saturday Vaccination Drive on 16th October, Age Concern Auckland CEO Kevin Lamb is urging all Aucklanders to get vaccinated to help protect not only themselves but also the older members of our community. Lamb says, the uptake of ... More >>

International Day Of Older Persons, 1st October 2021 – An Opportunity To Celebrate The Older People In Our Lives

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 9:29 am | Age Concern

October 1st is International Day of Older Persons, which provides us with the opportunity to highlight the value of older people in our communities and to promote dignity and respect for these older people. It’s a time for everyone, families and organisations ... More >>

Ageism – Not Part Of Our Future!

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 2:04 pm | Age Concern

International Day of Older Persons on 1 October each year is a day to celebrate older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The United Nations 2021 theme “Digital Equity for All Ages” will ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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