Age Friendly

Age Friendly Waimakariri Advisory Group

Our Waimakariri District Council elected members and staff are supported by the Age Friendly Waimakariri Advisory group. This group meets regularly to discuss matters that concern our older residents. They provide guidance and advice to council and other government agencies on  local situations which need remediation.

Age Friendly Waimakariri’s Vision

An Age-friendly community is where older people are engaged and connected to a community that values, respects and supports them. And where older people can have the best possible future with opportunities to achieve their full potential, regardless of their capacities, resources, lifestyles or preferences.

Prior to Age Friendly Waimakariri becoming an independent advisory group, the Waimakariri District Council worked with older people in our district to develop a plan. This plan is here Age-Friendly Waimakariri - Looking to the Future

Age Friendly has supported a number of agencies and projects, including Elder Abuse awareness projects.

What is Elder Abuse? Find out more Click here

If you are concerned that someone is experiencing elder abuse, it’s OK to help. A free, confidential telephone helpline is available for help and support.

Anyone can call 0800 32 668 65 (0800 EA NOT OK) whether you are being abused or you are concerned for someone who might be. You can also text 5032 or email

For more information on elder abuse and where to go for help, please visit the Office for Seniors website. There you can also order elder abuse resources including posters, and postcards.

For more information please contact:

Martin Pugh

Community Development Facilitator

Phone: 0800 965 468 or Mobile: 021 567 544


Last reviewed date: 13 Mar 2024