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Other support for older people

Funding schemes at your general practice

For information about funding that your GP might be able to use to reduce the cost of your health care, see Funding schemes at your general practice.

Disability Allowance

To find out about the disability allowance benefit, see Disability allowance for adults.

Transport and parking

Transport and parking has information about mobility parking permits, the Total Mobility half-price taxi scheme, and other transport options.

Keeping warm

See Keeping your home warm & dry for information about the Community Energy Action (CEA) Charitable Trust. CEA might be able to help with reduced costs for insulation and efficient heating.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels may be available for people who:

Your doctor or health professional can refer you for Meals on Wheels or you can refer yourself. Meals on Wheels are subsidised by the Canterbury District Health Board and cost $6.20 a meal (as at August 2017).

To find out more, see Meals on Wheels or phone (03) 335‑4443.

If you are not eligible or prefer not to use Meals on Wheels, alternative home-delivered meal services (this link downloads a list) are available but the costs are not subsidised.

Ministry of Social Development

The Services for Seniors brochure includes information about superannuation and Veteran's Pension, other financial help, and what support different organisations and community groups offer.

SuperSeniors is a new website that brings together information about finance and planning, health and wellbeing, activities, and how to stay connected with your family and community.

SuperGold Card

The SuperGold Card is a discount and concessions card for seniors and veterans. It also entitles you to a discount on transport services, including some taxis. (Click on Canterbury in the map, choose transport, and click "search" to find out which transport businesses offer discounts.)

Search for discounts and concessions.

Enliven

Enliven, a division of Presbyterian Support Services, works with clients to develop personal programmes to help them achieve their goals.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Updated July 2016.

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