Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand is a charity dedicated to people over 65, their friends, and whānau.  We promote dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect and provide expert information and support services in response to older people's needs.

We are active and vocal on relevant issues and work to ensure older people stay connected with their family, friends and community.

Hauraki/Coromandel Age Concern

Phone: 07 868 9790 or freephone 0800 652 105
Postal Address: PO Box 466, Thames 3540
Physical Address: 608 Queen Street, Thames 3500


Dementia is a progressive condition which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.

Our role is to help people living with Dementia live their best lives possible and provide support to their carers and our support service providers.

Contact details:

Phone: 0800 433 636

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a single or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust, which causes harm or distress to an older person.

Elder abuse and neglect is a global issue. It affects older people/kaumātua regardless of gender, religion, income level, sexual orientation and ethnic or cultural group a person identifies with.

Elder abuse and neglect involves the violation of human rights and causes physical and mental injury and illness, damages financial and material security, and can lead to isolation, loss of self-confidence and despair. Elder abuse and neglect usually damages trusted social relationships with family/whanau or friends, neighbours, caregivers and agencies.

Call the national elder abuse 24-hour free phone line on 0800 32 668 65 or text 5032 or email:

If you or an older person are in immediate danger, call the Police on 111.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ (GRG) is a registered Charitable Trust operating throughout New Zealand providing support services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Our vision is for a community where grandparents raising grandchildren are empowered to provide a safe, secure and nurturing home for their grandchildren.

Member Support, Outside Auckland Freephone 0800 472 637 or 0800 GRANDS

National Support Office, 9:00am - 2:00pm, 09 418 3753

PO Box 34-892, Birkenhead, Auckland 0746


Grey Power Whangamata

Grey Power is an advocacy organisation promoting the welfare and wellbeing of all those citizens in the 50 plus age group.  Its mission is to be the appropriate voice for all New Zealanders.  Grey Power is, and always has been, apolitical.  As an advocacy group, Grey Power lobbies all political parties as well as local government.


Local contact Cushla 07 865 7111

Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is committed to:

  • supporting people affected by stroke
  • keeping people safe from stroke
  • improving treatment for stroke survivors.

Community Stroke Advisors:

  • Make home visits to meet stroke survivors, family/whanau and carers
  • Help assess needs and treatment
  • Set goals and work on plans
  • Give information, support and advise
  • Introduce stroke clubs, community and recreational groups
  • Help ensure those affected by stroke are getting the best services and treatment.

Contact details for Community Stroke Advisor for Whangamata area is:

Lily Beardsell
Phone: 07 571 3050 or 0800 787 653


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