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Agewise/Staying Safe older driver refresher training.

Agewise/Staying Safe older driver refresher training.

Rotorua Lakes Council and Age Concern are joining in partnership to provide a free Road Safety update for the over 65's. The programme that is run by RLC is called Agewise and has been operating successfully for a number of years. The programme being run…

Positive Ageing Expo in Rotorua in 2020 a 'one-stop shop'

Positive Ageing Expo in Rotorua in 2020 a 'one-stop shop'

If you were lucky enough to attend the Positive Ageing Expo in April of 2019 you will certainly want to attend in 2020 and bring along your friends. Due to the COVID 19 lockdowns we have a new date for our Expo which will now be held on 7th of November…

Minivan with wheelchair hoist major fundraiser.

Minivan with wheelchair hoist major fundraiser.

The major fundraising effort for Age Concern for 2020 will be to raise funds for the purchase of a 10 to 12 seater minivan possibly with a wheelchair hoist. Bay Trust have donated $30,000 towards the cause and a huge thanks goes out to them.

SuperGold Skills

SuperGold Skills

Join Age Concern for $15 and take advantage of our Supergold Skills Programme.

Elder Abuse Awareness

Elder Abuse Awareness

Age Concern Rotorua now has some funding of $6,000 from St Joan's Charitable Trust to support individuals and families where Elder Abuse is suspected. Family Focus has the local contract for Elder Abuse and we are working together to help reduce this…

Volunteers needed to brighten up the week for Rotorua elders

Volunteers needed to brighten up the week for Rotorua elders

Those who have always wanted to lend a helping hand have the chance through a local service.

Making Rotorua an Age Friendly City. The Whole of Life Hub for the Elderly

Making Rotorua an Age Friendly City. The Whole of Life Hub for the Elderly

Mayor, Steve Chadwick, Miriam Ruberl from Grey Power and Rory O'Rourke from Age Concern recently met to discuss ways forward to make Rotorua a more Age Friendly City. Discussion centred around an application to the Office Of the Seniors for a feasibility…

Good in the Hood

Good in the Hood

Age Concern was lucky enough to be selected as one of 8 local charities to benefit from the Good in the Hood promotion by Z service stations Fairy Springs and Fenton. We were the recipients of over $700 which will be used as an advertising budget to…

Just Cook4 Healthy Ageing

Just Cook4 Healthy Ageing

A fun, practical and free cooking and nutrition course for older people who have limited cooking skills and have lost the confidence and motivation to cook..

International day of Older Persons

International day of Older Persons

On 1st October 2020 Age Concern will be celebrating the International Day of the Older Person. We will be having a High Tea at the Princes Gate Hotel. We have room for about 80 people and it will be heavily subsidized so only cost $5.00 per person

Dignity Champion Denis Arnott gives away prize

Dignity Champion Denis Arnott gives away prize

Volunteer Denis Arnott received a box of goodies at one of our Age Concern meetings, sharing it all around.

Social Activities

We organize activities and events to help those who need healthy social contact. Our volunteers provide a positive and stimulating environment that encourages participation and creates renewed confidence, happiness and lasting relationships with both our volunteers and our elderly.

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