Community Groups

For caregivers

Age Concern

Age Concern Rodney is one of 33 Age Concern councils throughout New Zealand and is under the umbrella of Age Concern New Zealand. Age Concern Rodney is a Not-For-Profit organisation that is totally reliant on community grants and donations. We became incorporated in April 1998 and during these 20 years Age Concern Rodney has provided a variety of services to the elderly of Rodney. The area we service is from Te Hana/Wellsford to the Hibiscus Coast and across to Helensville, including all places in between.
Contact Rodney 09 489 4975 Email
North Shore 09 489 4975 Email
Waitakere 09 820 0184 Email

Centre for Brain Research Gavel Club

Gavel Clubs are associated with Toastmasters International, and have many of the same aims, such as improved communication, confidence, and leadership development.
The Centre for Brain Research Gavel Club is called ‘More than Words’, and is designed for the needs of adults with aphasia.
Research on aphasia shows that talking skills can improve with practice, and the Gavel Club exists to provide an opportunity to practice in the company of others living with the same impairments.
The Gavel Club is also attended by qualified speech language therapists, Speech Language Therapy postgraduate students, spouses of members, and volunteers from Toastmasters International. New members with aphasia are welcome with a speech-language therapist’s referral.
Contact 09 923 6886 or 923 2726 Email

Hearts & Minds Support Support Services

Hearts & Minds is a primary mental health provider / community development organisation with a focus on mental wellbeing, community wellbeing and diversity. Underpinning our core focus is the desire to support better outcomes for all. Our services have been designed to meet diverse needs. Whilst our services are targeted to Auckland North, Waitakere and Rodney we deliver our training and mentoring across greater Auckland.
Are you looking for support for your whanau or family? Have you recently immigrated to New Zealand and need help settling in? Maybe you’re interested in attending or organising a personal development workshop or training course? Do you need to access a support service but don’t know which one is right for you? We can help!
Contact 09 441 8989 Fax 09 441 8988 Email

Sing Up Rodney

Sing Up Rodney! is a community music therapy group in Rodney (Auckland, NZ) for adults living with a neurological condition, such as (but not limited to) stroke, Parkinson’s or dementia. Whether you are an experienced or new singer, singing together will help you find your voice, friendship and fun. Partner/carer participation is encouraged. Volunteer inquiries are also welcome.

Sing Up Rodney! is led by Ali Talmage, Registered Music Therapist, teacher and researcher, who works with individuals and groups of all ages and abilities.
Contact 027 464 2465 Email