Age Concern Rotorua
Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy: Responding in person/phone to a range of queries from older people
and their carers eg. Advising where to obtain a service, what is
available. Providing confidential support and empowerment to older
Information Resources: Providing written materials eg. pamphlets and resources eg. videos and books.
Social Activities: Holding events that provide social connection between older people eg. drop in centres.
Helping people help others
Alma had been volunteering for a not-for-profit organisation for fourteen years but after a change in their management she felt they no longer needed her. Once she left she became quite depressed at the thought of sitting at home each day with little or no outside contact.
We were able to find two volunteer positions for Alma – which gave her 10 to 15 hours of volunteer work per week. Her new work has made a very positive change in her mind-set and she is enjoying the new challenges she faces in her new roles.