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