Sup­port­ing older peo­ple

Age Con­cern Queen­stown of­fers Sup­port Ser­vices to older peo­ple and their fam­i­lies.

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

This can range from pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion about En­dur­ing Power of At­tor­ney, to sup­port­ing an older per­son with con­sid­er­able health or dis­abil­ity con­cerns that af­fect their in­de­pen­dence. It also pro­vides sup­port and ad­vo­cacy is sit­u­a­tions of elder abuse, help­ing older peo­ple and their fam­i­lies re­solve is­sues which have led to the abuse, and to de­velop strate­gies to en­sure it doesn’t hap­pen again. Age Con­cern is the first port of call for older peo­ple and their fam­i­lies in need of in­for­ma­tion, ad­vice, re­fer­ral or sup­port. The co­or­di­na­tor for the Queen­stown of­fice of Age Con­cern is He­len Stevens. The of­fice is Unit 30, Gorge Road Re­tail Cen­tre, Gorge Road, Queen­stown. Phone 441 3490. Of­fice hours Mon­day, Wed­nes­day Fri­day 9am – 4pm. He­len re­sponds in per­son, on the phone or by email to a broad range of queries. So­cial iso­la­tion is a com­mon is­sue. He­len knows what this com­mu­nity of­fers and can make links to a range of so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties to help peo­ple meet and stay con­nected.

We of­fer an ex­ten­sive range of prac­ti­cal ser­vices in­clud­ing: in­for­ma­tion on can­cer and treat­ment is­sues emo­tional and psy­cho­log­i­cal sup­port – time to talk and time to lis­ten ex­er­cise and sup­port groups plus ed­u­ca­tional work­shops as­sis­tance MOH claims for travel and ac­com­mo­da­tion re­lated ex­penses ac­com­mo­da­tion at Kowhai House, for peo­ple who live out of Dunedin and are un­der­go­ing treat­ment at Dunedin Hos­pi­tal. You do not need a re­fer­ral and we wel­come you to make con­tact with us. We can as­sist you to re­ceive the best ser­vices and in­for­ma­tion for your needs. Health be­gins where we live, work, learn and play. Re­search has in­di­cated for some time that healthy life­style choices and sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ments can re­duce the im­pact

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