Age Concern - Thames

Community Organisation

Age Concern - Thames
608 Queen Street
Thames 3500
84 days ago

Relief carer needed

Bruce MacDonald from Age Concern - Thames

"We have an elderly client in Ngatea who is looking for an overnight carer on alternate weekends and to provide cover as required for the live-in carer. If you would like to discuss this further with the family, then message your name, contact details, and a brief outline of yourself to me at … View more"We have an elderly client in Ngatea who is looking for an overnight carer on alternate weekends and to provide cover as required for the live-in carer. If you would like to discuss this further with the family, then message your name, contact details, and a brief outline of yourself to me at eanp2thames@gmail.com and I will pass it on for them to contact you directly."

91 days ago

Search for a live-in carer for an elderly client

Bruce MacDonald from Age Concern - Thames

We have an elderly client in Ngatea who is looking for a single person or a couple, to live-in and provide care for him with support from the family. Accommodation is free and you would be eligible for the MSD Carer allowance provided the criteria for availability of care was met.

If you would … View more
We have an elderly client in Ngatea who is looking for a single person or a couple, to live-in and provide care for him with support from the family. Accommodation is free and you would be eligible for the MSD Carer allowance provided the criteria for availability of care was met.

If you would like to discuss this further with the family, then message your name, contact details, and a brief outline of yourself to me at eanp2thames@gmail.com and I will pass it on for them to contact you directly.

196 days ago

Supergold card directory update

Robyn Sinclair from Age Concern - Thames

While we are out and about Age Concern Thames staff often hear grumbles there is nowhere to use the SUPERGOLD card if you don't live in a major city. That's not true! But the directory online at supergold.govt.nz/directory is out of date. If you're a business that is currently … View moreWhile we are out and about Age Concern Thames staff often hear grumbles there is nowhere to use the SUPERGOLD card if you don't live in a major city. That's not true! But the directory online at supergold.govt.nz/directory is out of date. If you're a business that is currently listed in the directory you may have already received a call from our volunteer checking the details as listed.


We also know of many businesses who offer a discount for SUPERGOLD card holders, but who aren't listed in the directory. If this is you, we would love it if you could get in touch with the directory directly by emailing businesspartners@supergold.govt.nz


Thanks!

234 days ago

Do you have time for older people?

Robyn Sinclair from Age Concern - Thames

Hello, good morning!
I run the volunteer visiting service at Age Concern Thames, covering the whole of Coromandel and Hauraki districts. The service connects older people with anyone who has time, and would like to befriend older people. I have a couple of older people in Tairua who would benefit… View more
Hello, good morning!
I run the volunteer visiting service at Age Concern Thames, covering the whole of Coromandel and Hauraki districts. The service connects older people with anyone who has time, and would like to befriend older people. I have a couple of older people in Tairua who would benefit from extra company. If you have 1 hour free a week, are compassionate, have a good listening ear and are able to pass a clean slate police check then I would love to hear from you. Full training is provided, and I do several professional development days in a year.
Please message me here, ring the office on 868 9790, or you can email me on robyn@ageconcern.gen.nz
Thanks!

269 days ago

Scam alert from CERT NZ

Bruce MacDonald from Age Concern - Thames

New Zealand's cybersecurity organisation CERT NZ has issued a warning following the Christchurch attacks last week. They say:

Scammers and attackers are using the tragic event as an opportunity to perform targeted online cyber attacks against New Zealanders.
In the reports we’ve received, … View more
New Zealand's cybersecurity organisation CERT NZ has issued a warning following the Christchurch attacks last week. They say:

Scammers and attackers are using the tragic event as an opportunity to perform targeted online cyber attacks against New Zealanders.
In the reports we’ve received, the scams and attacks follow these formats:

• phishing emails containing links to fake online banking logins. These emails also contain fraudulent bank accounts where victims can make donations for the Christchurch tragedy

• sharing malicious video files on compromised websites or on social media. A video file containing footage related to the attack had malware embedded in it and this malicious file is being shared online

• attackers changing New Zealand websites to spread political messages about the Christchurch tragedy

• New Zealand websites receiving threats of denial-of-service attacks, which would take them offline.

There are official channels to donate money to the victims of these tragic events. CERT NZ recommends that anyone wishing to donate seek out official platforms and banks rather than using links in emails or on social media.

You can see the full article on CERT’s website via the link in this post.

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