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Support services

Age Concern

Age Concern have local branches which provide support for kaumātua across Aotearoa. The website provides information about their free services, for example befriending, as well as guides to undertaking practical tasks such as completing a will.




Health and Ageing

Although many young people fear getting old, for most people the latter part of their life can be a time of great enjoyment, activity and usefulness. As we get older our bodies change, but there are a few things that we can do to prevent those changes from becoming problems.




The Cancer Society

The Cancer Society can help people get to medical appointments or provide accommodation for those who live far away from hospital. Their specialist nurses can provide support through treatment and they can answer any questions.



Alzheimer’s New Zealand

Alzheimer’s New Zealand provide information about dementia and the supports and services people living with dementia and their whānau can access.



Dementia New Zealand

Dementia New Zealand is a national organisation that represents and supports six regional services. These are Dementia Auckland, Dementia Waikato, Dementia Hawkes Bay, Dementia Lakes, Dementia Wellington and Dementia Canterbury.



The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation provides information for people living with a heart condition and their whānau.



The Lung Foundation

The Lung Foundation provides information for people living with lung cancer and their whānau.




Supports people living with motor neurone disease, their carers, families and whānau to access medical expertise and equipment, provide practical, emotional and social support. Advocate for, educate and provide up-to-date information.




The Health Navigator

The Health Navigator website provides one place for New Zealanders to find reliable and trustworthy health information and self-care resources. It is a non-profit community initiative combining the efforts of a wide range of partner and supporter organisations, and is overseen by the Health Navigator Charitable Trust.


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