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New Zealand Needs To Invest In Elder Abuse Education And Prevention

Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 2:28 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand are calling for funding to be invested its vital elder abuse prevention and education programmes which complement the Governments Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS). “The Elder Abuse Response Service is great for supporting ... More >>

Coalition Launches 'Let's End Loneliness' Website

Monday, 3 August 2020, 7:25 am | Age Concern

The ‘Let’s End Loneliness’ website has been launched as a resource for anyone experiencing or concerned about loneliness. Age Concern New Zealand Chief Executive Stephanie Clare says the website is designed as a source of information which also ... More >>

Age Concern New Zealand Welcomes New Look Board Via ZOOM.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 3:51 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand (ACNZ) successfully held their first virtual Annual General Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday 8 July 2020. Stephanie Clare, Chief Executive Age Concern New Zealand, said “Due to Covid-19 we had to move the AGM from our normal April ... More >>

Age Concern Wellington’s Accredited Visitor Service Has Restarted After The Nationwide Lockdown.

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 11:30 am | Age Concern

Mary* from Porirua contacted Age Concern at the beginning of the lockdown as she was feeling lonely and overwhelmed. She was matched up with a ‘Phone Friend’ who she spoke with several times a week and loved every minute. Now that the AVS ... More >>

Elder Abuse Hits Close To Home

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 9:33 am | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand is raising awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 15-22 June 2020 which begins on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2020. FACT: 81% of alleged abusers are family members. "We need to face the ... More >>

National Appeal Info – A Good News Story For The Nation

Monday, 25 May 2020, 1:59 pm | Age Concern

Two organists, two islands, two trucks; the challenge is on for New Zealanders to raise $200,000 in two weeks to get the wheels rolling! On Wednesday May 20th, from us with aroha launched their national appeal to raise funds to send two organists, ... More >>

Age Concern New Zealand Launches Freephone 0800 65 2 105

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 11:30 am | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand have a new freephone number that anyone can call to get advice and support. Stephanie Clare, Chief Executive Age Concern New Zealand, says “As we move to level 2 we want everyone to be able to get the best information. ... More >>

Age Concern New Zealand Thankful And Still Here To Help!

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 1:35 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand want to thank staff, volunteers and everyone around the country who all sprang into action to support their communities as New Zealand went into lockdown and uncertain times. Stephanie Clare, Chief Executive Age Concern New ... More >>

Older Kiwis - Please Ask For Help And Stay Connected!

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 3:23 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand want to make sure all older people are supported through the Covid-19 pandemic. During a time of uncertainty and social distancing it is normal to feel distressed and experience symptoms of stress. Age Concerns are here to help ... More >>

Perpetual Guardian Backs Age Concern New Zealand With New Platinum Sponsorship

Monday, 17 February 2020, 4:41 pm | Age Concern

New Zealand’s trusted service for ageing well, Age Concern New Zealand, is receiving a New Year boost after inking an agreement with Perpetual Guardian to have the nation’s largest and most dominant trustee services company as the platinum sponsor of Age ... More >>

Vision for aging in Aotearoa

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 9:19 am | Age Concern

New Zealand is on the brink of societal change that will impact us all. In a period of 40 years there will be a 700% increase of the population in the 95+ age group, a 283% increase in the 80+ and 108% increase in the 65+. More >>

Celebrating the older people in our lives

Friday, 27 September 2019, 1:20 pm | 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. It’s a time for everyone, families and organisations to acknowledge ... More >>

The Journey to Age Equality

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:46 pm | Age Concern

International Day of Older Persons is a day to celebrate older people – to highlight the value of all older people and to promote dignity and respect. The 2019 international theme is “The Journey to Age Equality“. More >>

Elder Abuse - a hidden problem we must address

Monday, 10 June 2019, 2:32 pm | Age Concern

As we approach World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15th Age Concern Auckland’s CEO, Kevin Lamb is calling for all Aucklanders to take a stand and speak out against this frequently hidden problem. Kevin Lamb says, “An analysis of data from the ... More >>

Housing Challenge for Older Kiwis

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:57 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand agree with the Housing Stocktake report released yesterday that housing security for an ageing population is a key factor that needs to be addressed. As the Hon Phil Twyford, Minister of Housing and Urban Development said “The stocktake ... More >>

Connecting with Age Concern Havelock North

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:16 am | Age Concern

With nearly 30 years of working with the community under its belt, Age Concern Havelock North continues to come up with new ways to support older residents and help them connect. More >>

Age Concern Social Connection Advice

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 11:17 am | Age Concern

Age Concern NZ extend our deep condolences to the family, friends and neighbours of an older woman who was found, by police, deceased in her home in Palmerston North last Wednesday. More >>

Age Concern NZ Congratulate Winners

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 5:08 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern NZ would like to congratulate the following people for being listed in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2016, it is great to see their service to older people acknowledged in this way: More >>

Age Concern welcomes Maggie Barry as new Minister

Monday, 6 October 2014, 2:58 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand is pleased to welcome Maggie Barry as the new Minister for Senior Citizens and is pleased that this role is now inside cabinet. More >>

Hip Op-eration crew wins Age Concern Dignity Champion award

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 11:55 am | Age Concern

The oldest Hip Hop group in the world, the Hip Op-eration crew from Waiheke Island, have won the 2014 Age Concern Dignity Champion award. More >>





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