Age Concern New Zealand
Age Concern New Zealand is a registered charity working for the wellbeing, rights, respect, and dignity of the 747,800 people aged 65 plus that call New Zealand home. We want everyone’s contribution to society valued and respected regardless of age.
Our vision: Older people live valued lives in an inclusive society. He pāpori e whai whakaarohia ana, e whakanuitia ana, e tautokona ana, e whai mana anahoki te hunga kaumātua
Age Concern New Zealand provides expert information and support services in response to older people’s needs in 40 location across New Zealand.
Age Concern provides key services for older New Zealanders including:
• Elder abuse and neglect prevention
• Advocacy and public awareness
• Services to enhance social connection, including our visiting service
• Health promotion programmes
We provide leadership on issues affecting older New Zealanders and represent their perspectives by making submissions on national policy and providing input on national working groups. We are active and vocal on relevant issues and work to assist older people to stay connected with their whānau/family, friends, and community.