Age Concern Wellington is a registered charity providing services and support for people aged 65 and over in the Wellington, Porirua, Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt region.
Our vision is for our older population to be a thriving, respected and engaged part of our community.
Our services help older people live their best lives. This means:
- connecting people with each other and their communities,
- protecting people from avoidable harm,
- promoting health and wellbeing,
- enabling people to maintain their independence, and
- helping people find fulfilment.
As a member of Age Concern New Zealand we work closely with a network of local Age Concern organisations which provide similar services to older people throughout the country.
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 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.