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Age Concern Otago Inc

Social Service, Community Health

Today

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Description

Age Concern Otago has served the needs of Otago's older people since 1948.

We are a local, independent registered charity and a member of a federation of thirty Age Concern Councils throughout New Zealand.
Life can get complicated - we will offer support to enable you to make informed choices through our down-to-earth, practical approach. If we can't assist you, we'll find someone in our networks who can.
Age Concern brings people together across generations, places, and cultures. By listening to our community, we build programmes, services, and social connections to support older people in the Otago region.

Ages

Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Anyone over the age of 65 can join Age Concern Otago

Contact us

No appointment required

Charges

$25 annual membership fee plus a small fee for attendance at activities

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Fees apply

Hours

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (25 Mar), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Services Provided

Education and training

Falls Prevention & Steady As You Go Thousands of older people fall each year with potentially life-threatening effects. Most of these falls happen in the community and are preventable. To improve strength and balance, Age Concern Otago offers Steady As You Go, Aligned To Go, and Tai Chi classes throughout Otago. Staying Safe I Driving Workshops Staying Safe driving workshops are held throughout the Otago area to help people age 65+ stay current on the traffic rules and master safer driving practices. You will also increase your knowledge about other transport options available, so you can stay mobile and independent for as long as possible. Independent Living Seminars Ageing is associated with many rewarding experiences. It is also a time when significant changes might occur. Age Concern Otago’s series of Independent Living Seminars are designed to help you keep a sense of control and get more out of life. Silvertech I Smart Phone Courses Get smart with technology! SilverTech courses comprise four weekly two-hour sessions. They are designed specifically to help older people in Otago stay connected and tech-savvy.

  • Life skills
  • Skills courses

Falls Prevention & Steady As You Go
Thousands of older people fall each year with potentially life-threatening effects. Most of these falls happen in the community and are preventable. To improve strength and balance, Age Concern Otago offers Steady As You Go, Aligned To Go, and Tai Chi classes throughout Otago.

Staying Safe I Driving Workshops
Staying Safe driving workshops are held throughout the Otago area to help people age 65+ stay current on the traffic rules and master safer driving practices. You will also increase your knowledge about other transport options available, so you can stay mobile and independent for as long as possible.

Independent Living Seminars

Ageing is associated with many rewarding experiences. It is also a time when significant changes might occur. Age Concern Otago’s series of Independent Living Seminars are designed to help you keep a sense of control and get more out of life. 

Silvertech I Smart Phone Courses
Get smart with technology! SilverTech courses comprise four weekly two-hour sessions. They are designed specifically to help older people in Otago stay connected and tech-savvy.

Elder abuse response and prevention

Our Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) is a free and confidential service employing professional staff to work with older people and their carers, providing support and advocacy so that older people can be happy, healthy, and safe.

Our Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS) is a free and confidential service employing professional staff to work with older people and their carers, providing support and advocacy so that older people can be happy, healthy, and safe.

Home support

Since 1948 Age Concern Otago has coordinated the volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels to the older people of Dunedin. Meals on Wheels is a service where volunteers deliver hot meals to Dunedin's most vulnerable who require a hot nutritious meal. All referrals for this service come through the hospital or Health NZ. Please phone your GP for more information and to see if you, or the person you are enquiring on behalf of, are eligible to receive Meals on Wheels.

  • Meals

Since 1948 Age Concern Otago has coordinated the volunteers who deliver Meals on Wheels to the older people of Dunedin. Meals on Wheels is a service where volunteers deliver hot meals to Dunedin's most vulnerable who require a hot nutritious meal. All referrals for this service come through the hospital or Health NZ.  Please phone your GP for more information and to see if you, or the person you are enquiring on behalf of, are eligible to receive Meals on Wheels.

Information & support
Transport

Age Concern Otago is an Assessment Agent in Dunedin for the Otago Regional Council Total Mobility Scheme that provides subsidised travel to help people stay connected within their community.

  • Disability transport (total mobility)

Age Concern Otago is an Assessment Agent in Dunedin for the Otago Regional Council Total Mobility Scheme that provides subsidised travel to help people stay connected within their community.

Social and group activities

Age Concern Otago's Active Ageing Groups provide a place where people can meet others with similar interests and socialise while taking part in activities. Membership in the Octagon Club is included in the annual Age Concern Otago membership.

Age Concern Otago's Active Ageing Groups provide a place where people can meet others with similar interests and socialise while taking part in activities. 

Membership in the Octagon Club is included in the annual Age Concern Otago membership.

Home Trade Referral Service

Our Home Trade Referral Service can refer a reliable reference-checked and police-checked person to help you get a job done in or around your home, get your hair cut or nails done, or keep the garden shipshape.

Our Home Trade Referral Service can refer a reliable reference-checked and police-checked person to help you get a job done in or around your home, get your hair cut or nails done, or keep the garden shipshape.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Support to make decisions

Travel Directions

Access to our building is from either 9 The Octagon, Dunedin or 26 Bath St, Dunedin.
9 The Octagon has disability access.

Parking

There is no onsite parking

Region

Dunedin - South Otago

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

0800 65 2105

9 The Octagon
Dunedin 9016

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Street Address

9 The Octagon
Dunedin 9016

Postal Address

PO Box 5355
Dunedin 9054

This page was last updated at 9:43AM on November 29, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Age Concern Otago Inc.