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Age Concern Southland Inc

Social Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Community Health

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50 Forth Street, Invercargill

1092 Frankton Road, Frankton, Queenstown

Description

Age Concern believes everyone deserves a great future. We support older kiwis to have a healthy lifestyle, full of opportunities and protection from harm. 

Ages

Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

We are your first port of call when you and your family/whānau need: information, advice, referral and support. Please contact us. If our phone is unattended, please call 0800 32 668 65.

Make an appointment

Referral

Walk in

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free, Fees apply

Hours

50 Forth Street, Invercargill

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), Southland Anniversary (2 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

1092 Frankton Road, Frankton, Queenstown

Mon 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tue – Thu 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), Southland Anniversary (2 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Elder abuse

Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service: Providing confidential support, advocacy and information for people facing elder abuse and neglect. If our number is unattended please phone 0800 32 668 65.

Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service: Providing confidential support, advocacy and information for people facing elder abuse and neglect.

If our number is unattended please phone 0800 32 668 65.

Advocacy

Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy: Responding in person/phone to a range of queries from older people and their carers eg. Advising where to obtain a service, what is available. Providing confidential support and empowerment to older people.

  • Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy: Responding in person/phone to a range of queries from older people and their carers eg. Advising where to obtain a service, what is available. Providing confidential support and empowerment to older people.
Education and training

Education: Holding education seminars for the public eg. positive ageing, Enduring Power of Attorney, etc., Information Resources: Providing written materials eg. pamphlets and resources eg. videos and books.

  • Education: Holding education seminars for the public eg. positive ageing, Enduring Power of Attorney, etc.
  • Information Resources: Providing written materials eg. pamphlets and resources eg. videos and books.
Social Support

Visiting Services: Providing visitors who make regular visits to socially isolated older people in their homes via Age Concern Accredited Visiting Service and non-accredited programmes., Social Activities: We have a Centre where you can come for a three-course meal Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. We also hold events that provide social connection such as Health promotion Seminars, Exercise classes Tuesday and Thursday, Senior Chef cooking classes, Concerts first Tuesday of the month, Theme days, Bowls, Housie, Scrabble. Please contact us for more information about these activities., Van service: Pick up and drop off into the Centre, also day trips on a Monday out of town. Shopping service once a week. Please contact us for more information about the van service.

  • Visiting Services: Providing visitors who make regular visits to socially isolated older people in their homes via Age Concern Accredited Visiting Service and non-accredited programmes.
  • Social Activities: We have a Centre where you can come for a three-course meal Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. We also hold events that provide social connection such as Health promotion Seminars, Exercise classes Tuesday and Thursday, Senior Chef cooking classes, Concerts first Tuesday of the month, Theme days, Bowls, Housie, Scrabble. Please contact us for more information about these activities. 
  • Van service: Pick up and drop off into the Centre, also day trips on a Monday out of town. Shopping service once a week. Please contact us for more information about the van service. 

 

Social work
Food support

Food Services: Providing frozen meals., Food Services: Providing frozen meals.

  • Food Services: Providing frozen meals. 
Social services crisis assessment

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

Additional Details

Phone, Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Speak with women / wahine, Speak with men / tane, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Region

Central Lakes, Southland

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 11:26AM on November 23, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Age Concern Southland Inc.