Age Concern Horowhenua
Age Concern (Horowhenua) Inc.
538 Queen Street East
PO Box 363
Tel: (06) 367 2181
Fax: (06) 367 2191
E-mail: (elder abuse and neglect) firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail: (AVS service) email@example.com
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm
We have only two staff at Horowhenua: the elder, neglect and abuse field worker and the AVS Coordinator / Financial administrator.
-To provide an easily accessible contact for older people/Kaumätua and others in the community, who are concerned about situations (actual or potential) of elder abuse or neglect. We will listen and discuss abuse and neglect concerns which older people, their family and carers may have.
-To provide community support to older people/Kaumätua so that they are aware of the options available to them and are empowered to take action for themselves
-To upskill drivers over 70 years by organising SeniorDrive courses and CarFit events
-To co-ordinate services for victims of elder abuse and neglect and provide advocacy as appropriate.
AVS is a accredited visiting service to help combat loneliness, and social isolation by providing a visitor to visit a minimum of one hour per week, the visitors are all police checked and trained, they are then matched to a client. This is a free service.