Age Concern Tauranga

Age Concern Tauranga is now open to the public. However, until we can return to pre-Covid status, we ask that you only call into the office if necessary. Phone calls, emails and post are the preferred means of communication for the meantime.
Should you need any information or support during this time, please phone 578 2631 or email: ageconcerntga@xtra.co.nz.
 
Our social and health promotion activities are still on hold and will be reviewed over the next few weeks. However, the walking group with Renee will resume on Wednesday 10th June, please see the dates and meeting points on our under Events on our website or under What’s On in the Weekend Sun.
 
With safe practices in place the visiting service has resumed, and all volunteers are supported by the visiting service co-ordinator - Pat. 
 

If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 like a cough, fever, shortness of breath, sneezing or a runny nose, you should call your Doctor or Medical Centre.  

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

  • If you are in need of urgent assistance, contact emergency services on 111.
  • Covid-19 Healthline for free on 0800 358 5453.
  • Free Government Helpline 0800 779 997 (8am to 1am, 7 days per week)
  • BOP Civil Defence Emergency Management 0800 884 222 Help with essentials if needed.
  • To talk to a trained counsellor call or text 1737 - 24hrs / 7 days
  • Elder Abuse free and confidential Helpline 0800 326 68 65
  • Money Talks free and confidential Budgeting Advice 0800 345 123
  • MSD - WINZ Senior Services 0800 552 002

If you or someone you know needs help to access food, groceries, heating or other essentials, we can help via our 0800 884 222 call centre for Bay of Plenty residents. Anyone can call us between 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week. This service is intended for those that are especially vulnerable or that can’t get help through their family, friends or usual support networks. This includes older people, those that are disabled or unwell, those that are facing financial hardship, live in isolated areas, and/or that have limited internet or transport access.

If you feel you are not coping, it is important to talk to a professional. For support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing, you can call or text 1737 – free, anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to talk with a trained counsellor.

Age Concern Tauranga Incorporated is a not-for-profit organisation that works for the rights and well-being of older people. Along with a network of 35 Age Concern offices across New Zealand, and a national office, we inform and advocate, and provide services to older people.

Age Concern Tauranga Inc became a registered charity on 12th June 2008 (Regn # CC25758) under the Charities Act 2006.

Our Purpose:

To provide services and support for the wellbeing of older people in our community.

Our Vision: 

Older People live in a valued life in an inclusive society.

Positive ageing is about making the most of the benefits of being older, learning to adapt to life changes. People age well when they contribute and participate in society with respect and support from their families and the community.

We are grateful to our funders and supporters for the 2020/ 2021 year:   
                

   

Pub Charity
Tauranga City
Harris Tate
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Lion Foundation
Community Post
COGS
Lottery Grants
Legacy Trust
Perpetual Guardian
TECT
NZ Transport Agency
Western Bay of Plenty District Council
St Joans Charitable Trust
 
 
 
 
 
 
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