Useful websites – services for older people

These organisations provide information, services, support and advocacy for older people.

Related websites

  • Age Concern NZ work to promote the rights, quality of life and well-being of older people around New Zealand.
  • Agewell promotes the quality of life and well-being of older people and advocates positive healthy ageing for people of all ages.
  • Alzheimers NZ is a support and advocacy organisation for people with dementia, their carers, family, whānau and community.
  • Carers New Zealand is a national information centre for family carers who support frail aged family members or friends.
  • Citizens Advice Bureau provides information on a wide range of topics as well as specialist consumer advocacy services, and free legal and budget advice.
  • CommunityNet Aotearoa is an information sharing resource for NZ community and voluntary groups, providing guides and news of local clubs, groups, charities, trusts, hapū and iwi.
  • Dementia New Zealand supports the delivery of high-quality services by dementia organisations working in the community.
  • Eldernet New Zealand provide comprehensive, up-to-date information about services available for older people (eg, home help services, respite care, residential care, dementia care and community groups).
  • Greypower NZ is an association for all New Zealanders aged 50 years and over. It acts as a public voice to represent the views and issues of its members.
  • Live stronger for longer provides information for older people and their carers about preventing falls and fractures. (ACC, Ministry of Health, Health Quality & Safety Commission)
  • Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Association provides contact details if you need to organise a needs assessment.
  • New Zealand Home & Community Health Association provides information on available home health care services.
  • Residential Care Line provides information for older people, their family/whānau, or carers to make decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, homecare, day care and rest homes.
  • Safer Walking / WanderSearch New Zealand provides information related to people with cognitive impairments including dementia, Alzheimer’s and autism who are at risk of going missing (wandering) and a directory of groups that provide WanderSearch programme in New Zealand.
  • Sorted provides information on managing your money and moving into a rest home or retirement village.
    • Retirement provides you with information in your semi-retired/retired years and how best to manage your nest egg.
  • Seniorline is a national service that aims to help older people who are considering rest home or long stay hospital care, or who are already in care.
  • SuperGold Card is a discounts and concessions card issued free to all eligible seniors and veterans.
  • Work and Income Senior Services provides older people with information relating to superannuation, entitlements, work and income, financial means assessment and gold cards.
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