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Age Concern Wellington Newsletter

Welcome to another edition of our newsletter. We hope you’re having a good day. This newsletter is packed full of useful scam prevention tips, events, and much more information. Thanks for sharing a few moments of your day with us. Please give us a call on 04 499 6646 or email if you would

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Changes at Age Concern Wellington Region

Age Concern Wellington Region is changing its structure from an Incorporated Society to a Charitable Trust. The move follows from the revision and update of the Incorporated Societies Act. The aim is to simplify the governance structure with a reduction in the numbers of decision makers, mainly because many of our members do not wish

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Age Concern’s Latest Enews

Welcome to another edition of our newsletter. We hope you’ve enjoyed your week so far. This newsletter is packed full of useful information, news, and more. In case you didn’t know, Neighbours Aotearoa has designated March as Neighbours Month 2024. This year’s theme, Growing Together, is about connecting, nurturing relationships, sharing, and encouraging aroha where

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Omai Faatasi – Come Together

There is a long-standing assumption that most Pasifika seniors are OK and do not generally experience loneliness. This is because Pasifika seniors are more likely to be cared for by their families, in many cases even living with them. As religion plays an important role in many Pacific nations, seniors will often also be connected

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Age Concern’s Latest E-Newsletter

Welcome you to another edition of our newsletter. We hope you’ve enjoyed your week so far. This week is packed full of celebrations! The Waitangi Day celebrations attracted possibly the biggest crowds ever this year. The general theme of the three days was kotahitanga (unity), with some debates about the Treaty Principles alongside the usual

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Managing pesky surcharges on card transactions

Our banks are not averse to charging us for their services. There used to be fees on cheques and now there are surcharges if you pay by credit card or by paywave. The irony is that if you are using exactly the same machine if you pay by inserting your card and tapping in the

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A Very Special 90th Birthday

For almost four years now, Ariana has been an Age Concern volunteer visitor for Ranee. Ariana and Ranee are good friends now, and they’ve become an important part of each other’s lives. When Ranee’s children threw a surprise 90th birthday party for her, Ariana was thrilled to be part of the celebration: “All of her

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Read the latest Age Concern E-Newsletter

KIA ORA After a nice break, the Age Concern team is back at work and planning lots of exciting events, programmes and more for 2024. We all hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Years and are enjoying the sunshine. Thanks for sharing a few moments of your day with us. Please give us

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Age Concern staff and volunteers are Santa’s Elves for a day

Christmas is a time for giving, and we were excited to don Christmas hats and become Santa’s elves, delivering more than 50 Christmas Gift bags to isolated and lonely seniors. These seniors, who might not otherwise receive any gifts this Christmas, were so pleased to have a visit and a gift. Some of the thanks

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Latest Newsletter

KIA ORA Summer: According to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research “meteorological seasons are split into groups of three calendar months, where the start of summer is defined as 1st December.” So it’s officially Summer with longer days, higher temperatures and sunshine. It is an excellent time for outdoor activities, or just sitting in the sun and reading

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