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Annette and Friends

As Christmas approached, Annette felt the need to help those who may be alone over the holidays. She comes from a village in France where the inhabitants will share meals and prepare gifts for those who might be alone at Christmas, especially seniors. Annette contacted Age Concern Wellington Region with the offer of gifts for

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Walking in Lower Hutt

When Jeanette first volunteered with Age Concern Wellington Region for the Companion Waking Service, she didn’t really know what to expect. She looked forward to meeting her new walking companion, and hoped there would be a connection between them. She also knew there may not be a connection, and she tried to convince herself that

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Like Family – Janice and Vinny (and Molly)

Janice walked quickly towards me with a large brown and white dog trotting by her side. The beast, Molly, looked like the kind of dog you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley – but she wagged her tail when Janice greeted me. If Janice said I was ok, then we could be friends.

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