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The Selwyn Foundation continues to look for new ways to support older New Zealanders in their own homes.

Community for Older Adults

Providing care and support to elders in their community.

An ageing population and longer life expectancy demands a realistic change to the way we provide services to elderly people.  

“Ageing in place” is a concept favoured by policy-makers, which reflects the strong desire of older New Zealanders to live independently in their own communities. 

Community outreach and services for older adults.

The Selwyn Foundation continues to look for new ways to support older New Zealanders in their own homes. Our community outreach is most evident in the Selwyn Centres. More than 700 people a week are guests at community drop-in centres based in over 39 venues. Provided in association with Anglican parishes, the programme means people who may be living alone and are in need of companionship remain active, healthy and independent in their own neighbourhoods.