Age Friendly

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is a chance to use your voice and say no to elder abuse.

It is a day to speak out against elder abuse. It is also a reminder that this is an issue that we shouldn’t just think about one day of the year, but every day. 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 our elder abuse resources including posters, and postcards.


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.

Latest Advisory Group Updates


Age-Friendly Waimakariri - Looking to the Future


Waimakariri Age-Friendly Update  2021- Newsletter from the Chair

For more information please contact:

Martin Pugh

Community Development Facilitator

Phone: 0800 965 468 or Mobile: 021 567 544


Last reviewed date: 09 Aug 2023