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Age Concern Taupō

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Description

Age Concern Taupō promotes dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect for all older adults and provides expert information and support services in response to older people's needs.

We provide the following services to the elderly of Taupō:

  • Fieldwork support services, impartial information and advocacy
  • Volunteer Visiting Service
  • Total Mobility Scheme
  • Public seminars
  • Falls prevention exercise group
  • Staying Safe driver refresher course 
  • Digital literacy sessions
  • Loan of equipment (walkers and wheelchairs)
  • Social opportunities; weekly senior social Connection group and monthly friendship group 

Ages

Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Walk in

Charges

Free and membership based services are available. 

Donations play an important part in funding Age Concern Taupō, allowing us to provide essential services to older people in our community. Donations are welcome at any time.

Hours

Mon – Thu 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), 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), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan).

Services Provided

Home support

Accredited Visiting Service

  • Carers
  • Home visits
  • Accredited Visiting Service
Total Mobility Scheme

Providing assessment for people with a disability and provision of a Total Mobility card for discount taxi fares.

Service types: Disability support services, Transport, Transport.

Providing assessment for people with a disability and provision of a Total Mobility card for discount taxi fares.

Loan of equipment

Wheelchairs and walkers are available on loan

Service types: Aids and equipment, Disability support services.

Wheelchairs and walkers are available on loan

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Falls prevention exercise group

  • Exercise and activity
  • Mindfulness and mental wellbeing

Falls prevention exercise group

Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy

Personal Advocacy: 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., Information Resources: Providing written materials eg. pamphlets and resources eg. videos and books.

Service types: Information & support, Advocacy, Service navigator.

  • Personal Advocacy: 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.
  • Information Resources: Providing written materials eg. pamphlets and resources eg. videos and books.
Elder abuse
Social and group activities

Weekly senior social connectiong group, Monthly friendship group

  • Weekly senior social connectiong group
  • Monthly friendship group
Education and training

Staying Safe driver refresher course, Public seminars, Digital literacy lessons

  • Skills courses
  • Life skills
  • Staying Safe driver refresher course
  • Public seminars 
  • Digital literacy lessons

Region

Lakes

Contact Details

Waiora House
129 Spa Road
Taupō 3330

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Street Address

Waiora House
129 Spa Road
Taupō 3330

Postal Address

PO Box 595
Taupō 3351

This page was last updated at 11:04AM on November 20, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Age Concern Taupo.