Age Concern Nelson Tasman


Age Concern Nelson Tasman is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation, dedicated to improving the quality of life and wellbeing of older people across the Nelson region. We offer advice, support, information and advocacy on a range of issues and encourage positive ageing for people of all ages. In 2017 we were awarded runner-up in the Health and Wellbeing section of the Nelson Tasman Trustpower Community Awards.

Read our latest Annual Report 2017/18 here.

Our Services

Elder Abuse Response Service: Elder abuse and neglect is a real issue across Nelson Tasman, and our work in this area is to educate on its existence, as well as support and advocate for older people suffering abuse.

Accredited Visitor Service: This much-needed and valued service links isolated and lonely older people with a volunteer visitor. We currently have over 80 volunteers giving their time to befriend and support someone. 

Carer Relief Service: This is a service that also used volunteers to help offer in-home respite care for people caring full time for loved ones. Clients are assessed by Support Works and allocated a number of hours relief.

Total Mobility Scheme: This entitles older drivers who have given up driving, or are no longer able to drive, for health and disability reasons to half-price taxi vouchers. If you think you, or someone you know, would benefit from this, please call us to discuss.

Events: We run a number of workshops throughout the year on topics such as Healthy Eating, Capturing your Life Story and Staying Safe driving. We also put on seminars for health professionals and at the Positive Ageing Expo. 



Latest news

Summer Activities Gets Underway!

Our annual series of gentle, fun activity for seniors gets underway on Monday 18th February - why not come join us. A full list is here, and you can also download the brochure here

We launch our new fund with the Top of the South Community Foundation

We're delighted to have launched a new fundraising initiative that will help us to continue our vital services for older people across the Nelson region. We have invested our donations into a new investment fund called the AgeConnect Nelson Tasman Fund, with the Top of the South (formerly Nelson Bays) Community Foundation. It is an endowment fund (funded through bequests and donations) that will, over time, grow capital to provide a source of income to support the work of ACNT.

Pictured below at the Nelson library Tea & Talk are Charles Tyrrell (left) and Nick Moore.












Our board chair, the Very Rev. Charles Tyrrell, said the investment will allow our charity to get maximum return and be assured of a perpetually growing source of income which will provide well for ACNT now and well into the future. He added: 'This is a future proofing that we would not have been able to achieve on our own.'

Any donations to the Fund will immediately benefit ACNT's activities. Those interested in donating to fund, or including a bequest in their will are encouraged to contact Caroline Budge, Manager, Age Concern Nelson Tasman on (03) 544 7624 or

Click on the link here to read our latest E-Newsletter. 


Help us Create A Vibrant Hub For Older People

Age Concern Nelson Tasman has launched a "Give A Little" page. Donations will go towards upgrading the Age Concern Hall (right next door to our offices) and developing this as a vibrant community hub for older people in the area. If you would like to make a donation please click on the link below. Thanks so much for your support.




Tea and Tech - intergenerational magic!

Our newest project from AgeConnect Nelson Tasman is a wonderful initiative that's helped older people digitally upskill . . . and younger people find out a bit more about the rich lives the older people have led. Watch this great video to find out more. If you'd like to get involved with Tea and Tech, please contact Breffni O'Rourke on 03 544 7624 or email:

Age Connect Nelson Tasman                      

This exciting initiative is about helping build friendships and community connections for our older people across the region, using a wide range of people, organisations, agencies and volunteers to tackle social isolation and loneliness. In July last year we launched an Action Plan (to view, visit here) that is in many ways the first step of this journey to a better-connected region. In October we were joined by Breffni O'Rourke in the new role of AgeConnect Coordinator, who is now busy making connections with the community and encouraging buy-in to help offer more socialising opportunities and to champion older people. If you'd like to become involved in volunteering, or want to know more, please contact us - we'd love to hear from you! You can email Breffni at:


To view our latest magazine, please go here                                                                                                        

Our Sponsors

We would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of the following agencies:      FRIMLEY FOUNDATION                 MCKEE TRUST