Age Concern is a charitable organisation dedicated solely to people over 65. We promote dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect and provide expert information and support services in response to older people's needs.
We are active and vocal on relevant issues and work to ensure older people stay connected with their family, friends and community.
Local Age Concerns throughout New Zealand are the first port of call for older people in their communities. Age Concerns offer expertise and knowledge of all available services for older people as well as social activities.
Age Concern New Zealand (national office) provides national support to local Age Concerns. Age Concern New Zealand also informs the government and other national bodies on issues of concern for older people.
If you, or anyone you know, needs our help, please contact us.
Our Vision and Mission
Age Concern has worked to promote the rights, wellbeing and quality of life of older people, koroua and kuia since 1948. As knowledge and experience has grown, Age Concern now has the wider purpose of promoting healthy, active ageing to people of all ages. We work in cooperation with other organisations towards obtaining our vision.
Age Concern recognises its responsibilities to uphold the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the unique partnership that exists between Māori and the Crown, with partnerships developed with Māori organisations and local marae. Similarly, Age Concern works in cooperation with Pacific peoples and other ethnicities to support their needs and aspirations.
Ageing is a lifelong process, starting at birth – many of the Age Concerns have programmes that promote generational interdependence.
The work of Age Concern New Zealand is based on these values, with special reference to older people, koroua and kuia.
Business Mentors New Zealand Limited
A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the success and growth of small businesses through the knowledge and experience of our volunteer mentors.
Today we are fortunate to have the support of nearly 2,000 volunteer mentors who give their time, skills and experience to the community and help local business people to succeed.
That level of accumulated support and knowledge helps make us the leading business mentoring service provider to the small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector in New Zealand.
Graeme Dingle Foundation
We aim to inspire all school age New Zealand children to reach their full potential through programmes that help build self-esteem, promote good values and which teach valuable life, education and health skills.
At Graeme Dingle Foundation we have a whole research team that's dedicated to evaluating and developing programme logic models, and measuring outcomes. This work provides an important evidence base which helps define and refine our programmes, so we're always up to date, responsive and relevant.
To make sure our evaluation design and practices remain credible (and to provide opportunities for external evaluation projects), we work alongside the University of Auckland and Massey University. We are also open to proposals for independent research projects from Masters and PhD students or other research agencies.