Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy: Responding in person/by phone to a range of queries from older people and their carers e.g. Advising where to obtain a service, what is available. Providing confidential support and empowerment to older people. Assisting with WINZ queries etc. Providing personal safety items such as panic alarms, life tubes.
Information Resources: Providing written materials e.g. brochures and books.
Education: Holding education seminars for the public e.g. Positive Ageing, Driver Refresher, Health topics, Enduring Power of Attorney, etc.
Social Activities: Holding events that provide social connection between older people eg. drop in centres, outings
In-home Support: Referring on to recommended services e.g. trade and home help services.
Representation: Providing representation and advice on older peoples’ issues to local influential groups e.g. District Councils, District Health Board, Positive Ageing Trust.
Visiting Services: Providing visitors who make regular visits to socially isolated older people in their homes via Age Concern Accredited Visiting Service and non-accredited programmes. North and South Taranaki Service available.
Fieldwork Service: Providing community social care and wellbeing support for older people who need help and do not fall under any other support agency. North and South Taranaki Officers available.
Exercise/ Falls Prevention: Holding Steady As You Go fall prevention exercise programmes in the local community: Aqua-exercise activity weekly at the local pool.
Life Tubes: Distribution of Life Tubes over Taranaki area.