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Volunteer for Age Concern Counties Manukau


Do you have friends, family, colleagues or neighbours who would be interested in becoming am AVS visitor?

All you need is one hour a week and the willingness to provide companionship to an older person

Age Concern are currently in search of new volunteers for the Accredited Visiting Service

Each month Age Concern have around 10 referrals but only 4 new volunteers

Age Concern are looking for volunteers from all over the Counties Manukau DHB area

PLEASE forward this message on to people you think may be interested in volunteering with the Accredited Visiting Service

Want to find out more?

Call Penny Arrowsmith on  279 4331 ext 815

Email margareta@accm.org.nz or  penelopea@accm.org.nz

Or check out the website http://www.ageconcern.org.nz/happiness/keeping-connected/would-you-more-company

Handyman Available for Over-65s from Age Concern

If you are over 65 and need an odd job that will take under an hour (not one you’d pay a tradesman to do) something like changing light bulbs, hanging curtains, fixing hinges, changing washers etc… then give Age Concern Counties Manukau a call to book their handyman/ fieldworker to come and give you a hand.

Phone 2794331 ext 800


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Free Help With TV Going Digital


  • What is the Targeted Assistance Package? The Government is offering a Targeted Assistance Package to help those most in need go digital.
  • Who is eligible? People who are not yet watching digital TV, and who are: – 75 or over with a community services card; or – receiving a Veteran’s Pension; or – receiving an Invalid’s Benefit; or – former recipients of the Veteran’s Pension or Invalid’s Benefit who transferred to New Zealand Superannuation on, or after, turning 65. You must have a working analogue television in order to qualify for assistance.
  • What do I get? Each household receiving assistance will have a single Freeview-approved digital set-top box installed, as well as receiving training in how to use the new equipment and access to a technical support line for 12 months. You may also receive a new aerial and satellite dish if required.
  • Do I have to pay anything? No.

If you have any further questions please visit www.goingdigital.co.nz or call 0800 838 800