Address:164 St Hill Street, Whanganui 4500

Phone: (06) 345-1799

Email: info@acwhanganui.org.nz

About Us

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 of 14th September 2018.

Age Concern Whanganui is a community based not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older people. Each council offers a variety of services and information to help meet the needs of older people, families, and communities in their area.

What We Do

Age Concern Whanganui is part of a nationwide network of councils with membership to Age Concern New Zealand that benefits from and contributes to the national network of information, training, and advocacy on issues affecting older people. Age Concern contributes to informing and influencing local and national government policy development.

Age Concern Whanganui works to enhance the well being of older people by providing a range of services, information, and support. The aim is to enable older people to remain independent for as long as possible, living in their own homes as part of their local community.

Our Mission – Working for the rights and wellbeing of older people, koroua and kuia.
Our Vision – An inclusive society, where older people, koroua and kuia are respected, valued, supported and empowered.

Management & Staff

Michelle Malcolm

Manager

Michelle Webb

Admin

Janet

SAYGO and Volunteer Co-ordinator

Lorraine

Social Worker & Wellbeing Co-ordinator for WDC and RDC Council Flats

Clare Fearnley

Accredited Visiting Service and
Health Promotion Co-ordinator

Karen Kitson

Social Worker

Elise Goodge

Social Connection
Co-ordinator

Board Members

Josh Chandulal-Mackay

Chairperson

Mike Russell

Deputy Chairperson

Louise McFetridge

Secretary

Liam Graham

Member

Keri-Anne Hawira

Member

Jim Berry

Member

Therese Zimmerman

Member

James Forrest

Member

Meryl Parsons

Member

William Pati

Member

Louise Rose

Member