About Us

Age Concern Palmerston North and Districts is the leading provider of services to older people/ kaumātua. and their whanau in Palmerston North and Manawatu Districts.

Our mission is to promote the wellbeing, rights, dignity, and respect of older people.

He mahi mō ngā tika me te oranga o te hunga kaumātua.

We are a registered charity (Charity registration number CC57368) and an incorporated society (Incorporation number 2741132). We are governed by a Board of 7 people.

Our mahi with older people/ kaumātua falls into four areas:
• Social Connection Programmes
• Health Promotion Programmes
• Community Support Service
• Elder Abuse Response Service

We have 8 paid staff and 50+ volunteers delivering services to people aged 65+ (Māori and Pacifica 55+).

We are a member of Age Concern New Zealand.

What our clients tell us

Visiting Service:

  • (A visit from my volunteer provides a) Break in day. Nice to have a real person to talk to. It makes me feel included.
  • Visiting service is making a big difference. In a situation where I do not see people. There have been times when I would like some company, but no one visits so it is great (to have an Age Concern visitor).

Steady as You Go Exercise Class:

  • I enjoy the camaraderie of the group. Benefits are multi-faceted. Physical; emotional; social. Thank you.
  • People are friendly. Getting older it’s important to keep up moving (and) walking and (I) now have more awareness of importance of neck and eye exercises.
  • Enjoy classes very much. I have attended this group since it began (in 2019), enjoy exercises and it is a friendly group. Have been able to prevent myself from falling on several occasions.

Rhythm and Move Exercise Class

• It is great to find a form of exercise that is so good for me and such fun!
• Awesome class. Feel really welcome. Enjoy the exercises. So peaceful. Missed this class during break.
• Big improvement in my muscle strength, coordination etc. Fantastic class. The instructor is amazing. Keep it going. Can’t do without it.

Staying Safe refresher driving workshop

• I attended one to maintain my independence and safety. Everyone (at the workshop) was so kind, smiley and chatty. I feel more confident (having done it). I check things now like my mirrors

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