Welcome to ‘Age Concern Whanganui’
Age Concern Whanganui is part of the Age Concern New Zealand network of councils throughout New Zealand. Age Concern Whanganui was established in 1978 under the name of the Whanganui Regional Council for the Ageing.
It became an incorporated society on 1 August 1980 and was renamed as Age Concern Whanganui Incorporated on 26 October 1989. On 29th August 2018 the Constitution was amended and Age Concern Whanganui Incorporated was registered with the Companies Office as at 14th September 2018.
Elder Abuse Response Service
Our social workers are available to confidentially discuss and respond to situations where an older person’s safety or wellbeing is at risk
Accredited Visiting Service
Our co-ordinator trains and supports volunteers who visit those living alone and socially isolated in the community.
This service provides phone calls to people to see how they are and make a connection. The regularity of the calls is dependent on the needs of the person.
Steady as You Go Falls Prevention
A unique community-based strength and balance exercise program for men and women. Classes in Whanganui, Rangitikei, and the Waimarino.
Senior Driving Program
More Confidence & Saftey
Ageing affects our driving. Our programmes are designed to helpsenior drivers keep up-to-date with the road rules, be more comfortable and safe in your cars and know the alternative options for when it is safer to stop driving. These programs are popular and get excellent feedback.
Jan has had her driver license like many in her age group since she was 15 – that is over 60 years of driving. I asked her what her first thoughts were if there came a time where she would need to give up driving. “She said she would shudder to think”
Management & Staff
SAYGO and Volunteer Coordinator
Social Worker & Wellbeing Coordinator for WDC and RDC Council Flats
Health & Disability Commissioner
Mission Resolution, protection, and learning.
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