Personal Stories

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We see dignity and joy in older people every day.

Every day we work older people and their loved ones to navigate the sometimes unexpected path of older age.



Read some of the stories from our volunteers who ensure the older clients have meaning and purpose in their day and help with tasks they may find difficult.

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earthquake helpline

A supporter’s story

Earthquake Support is there to help and assist you when dealing with your earthquake rebuild becomes too much by yourself.

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falls prevention

Bob’s story

When Bob*, an active, sociable 84 year old, took a fall recently, it wasn't the physical impact that caused him to struggle.

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earthquake support

Judy comes home

When builders poured the foundations for her new home - in the wrong place, Judy knew that she couldn't manage her rebuild alone.

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