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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…

Funds for purchase of a Minivan successful..

Funds for purchase of a Minivan successful..

The major fundraising effort for Age Concern for 2020 was to raise funds for the purchase of a 10 seater minivan. Bay Trust have donated $30,000 towards the cause and RECT have given us the remaining $17,000.A huge thanks goes out to them.

Positive Ageing Expo postponed until 2021

Positive Ageing Expo postponed until 2021

If you were lucky enough to attend the Positive Ageing Expo in April of 2019 you will certainly want to attend in 2021 and bring along your friends. Due to the COVID 19 lockdowns we have a new date for our Expo which will now be held in April 2021 ( exact…

Social Connection Coordinator appointed

Social Connection Coordinator appointed

We cordially welcome our new staff member, Katreece Lewis, who is our new Social Connection Coordinator. It will be Katreece's job to organize all the activities where we involve our members and volunteers in social connections with such things as our Out…

Join the Out- and- Abouters

Join the Out- and- Abouters

Join one of our new adventures. Thanks to Bay Trust, RECT, Ray White and Lakeland Disability Support Trust we now have a new minibus and we intend to put it to good use. Come and join the fun as we venture about our beautiful city, local attractions and…

The Intrepids

The Intrepids

The Intrepids are back...explore our beautiful city for free. The Intrepids meet on the last Thursday of each month at the bus stop outside the library on Te Arawa Street. Maureen, one of our lovely volunteers, selects a destination to coffee and morning…

Breakfast and Social Cub

Breakfast and Social Cub

Breakfast with Maureen on the last Monday of each month has proved a great success. We have a change of venue and all future breakfast gatherings will beat the social club on the corner of Amohia and Arawa Streets (opposite Rotorua Primary School).As well…

Progress with the Whole of Life Hub at Parksyde.

Progress with the Whole of Life Hub at Parksyde.

Age Concern's Chairman, Glenys Searancke, signs the Agreement to Lease which is Stage one of the proposed move by Age Concern to 5 Tarewa Place next to Parksyde. By signing the Agreement renovations can begin and Parksyde have been granted $40,000 from…

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.

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..

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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