About Age Concern Wellington

History of Age Concern Wellington

Age Concern Wellington grew out of a meeting of interested parties in July 1975 that resulted in the establishment of the Wellington Old People’s Welfare Council. Reformed as an incorporated society in 1976 it worked to bring together those agencies working with older people to help in the co-ordination of services. In 1989 the name was changed to Age Concern Wellington (Inc).

Age Concern’s role has moved from being solely to facilitate co-ordination to active delivery of targeted series for older people including advocating for the Positive Ageing Strategies and supporting Ageing in Place. The organisation was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 on 30 June 2008. Age Concern Wellington (Inc) is a member of Age Concern New Zealand (Inc).

Age Concern Wellington Charitable Trust was established in 2003 to enhance the wellbeing and interests of older people in the Regional District of Age Concern Wellington (Inc). The Trust will support provision of advocacy and services to older people in need of assistance and not reasonably addressed through conventional means.

The Trust seeks to create a strong capital base from which it can further its purpose in the short and longer term. This can be achieved through gifts and bequests. To give a bequest to the Age Concern Wellington Charitable Trust, instruct your solicitor to prepare the necessary documentation.

“I give to Age Concern Wellington Charitable Trust, PO Box 11-108, Manners Street, Wellington for its general purposes.”

Note this bequest instruction is not effective until it is written into your will which must be signed. Please let us know if you make a bequest, so we can thank you personally.