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Age Concern Flaxmere

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At a glance
Name
Age Concern Flaxmere
Category
Community Groups
Address
38 Bristol Crescent
Flaxmere
Hastings
Postal Address
38 Bristol Crescent
DHB
Hawke's Bay
Phone
06 879 7003
Fax
06 879 7023
Email
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Personnel
Manager
A.C Carroll - 06 879 7003
Chairman
M.Kavana
Vice Chair
T.Walker
Patron
N.Hatcher (JP)
Photos
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Description
Age Concern is dedicated to "Empowering the Elderly Community to have a Quality of Life of Their Choosing".

With the beautiful backdrop of Flaxmere Park, the indoor-outdoor space provides the perfect atmosphere for a drop-in centre for the elderly of Flaxmere, Camberley and the surrounding rural areas.

We have mobility scooters, wheelchairs and walking frames for hire.
Community Group Types
Community Group TypesStatusDetails
Health and Disability Support Groups and Contacts Yes Hospital and/or home visits, time by arrangement to suit both parties. Advocacy when dealing with Govt Dept and Health Service Providers. Support available on request, at any appointment. Clinics run by independant practitioners.
Community Organisations Yes We can assist with transport to various appointments (advanced notice is appreciated). Shopping trips and social or cultural outings frequently organised. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters available for hire at a small fee.
Relationship and Counselling Services No Open door policy to all requiring advice or a listening ear over a tea or coffee.
Fitness and Recreation Yes Indoor bowls on Tuesday afternoons. Social Day on a Wednesday, guest speakers, craft making fun or just sit and enjoy the company of others. (More details further down in the page)
Kaumatua Services Yes We can refer people to the appropriate service.
Updated: 7 Feb 2012
Description
Age Concern Flaxmere is a local independent charity working together to improve the quality of life for older people, which is part of a national network of regional Age Concern councils under the umbrella of Age Concern New Zealand.

Our vision is an inclusive society where people of all ages and cultures, as they grow older, have opportunities to make choices which lead to quality of life and personal fulfillment.

Our work is based on the following values; dignity, wellbeing, equality and respect.

Updated: 7 Feb 2012
Special Features
Age Concern Flaxmere provide a variety of programmes and services to older people that ensures a quality of life of their choosing. Our new premises provides a drop-in centre for our members and the local community to encourage interaction and social independance.

We offer transport to and from doctor appointments, Advocacy on Request, Elder abuse and Neglect Preventions (Referral Service), Individuals with disabilities lottery grants, Accredited Visiting Services, Wheelchair Hireage, Mobility Parking Permit Applications, Social and Educational activities/trips and an experienced Field Worker who will listen and discuss issues with you.

Updated: 7 Feb 2012
Languages Spoken
LanguageStatusDetails
Cook Island Yes Conversational reo.
English Yes
Maori - Te Reo Yes Basic Te Reo understanding.
Updated: 5 Dec 2016
Companionship
CompanionshipSelf FundedSubsidisedAfter Hours
Day Programme (Non Dementia) Yes No No
Lunch Yes No No Shared Meals available on Wednesday during our Social Days. First pay week for Superannuation of the month $3.00 Lunch and the second pay week $10.00 sit down meal. On the off-weeks we have Hot pies and a selection of sandwiches available for $3.00.
Club/Drop in Centre Yes No No Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Visiting Service No No No Hospital and or home visits. (time by arrangement to suit both parties)
Activities/Exercise Programme Yes No No Monday - BYO Arts and Crafts group Tuesday - Indoor Bowls Wednesday - Social Day with cards, raffles, pool and darts and great company. Thursday - Day trips out and about, new member groups once a month. Friday - Sit and Be Fit, Pool fortnightly.
Other Social Support No No No Advocacy when dealing with govt dept or health Services.Transport to and from appointments.
Updated: 5 Dec 2016

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