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Our Mission

 

OUR VISION TĀ MĀTOU MATAKITENGA

Older people live a valued life in an inclusive society. 

He pāpori e whai whakaarohia ana, e whakanuitia ana, e tautokona ana, e whai mana anahoki te hunga kaumātua.

 

OUR MISSION TĀ MĀTOU KAWENGA

Age Concern Otago promotes wellbeing, rights, respect and dignity for older people. 

Ko te Age o Otakou e mahi ana i runga i te whakaute, te tika me te oranga o nga kaumātua.

 

OUR VALUES KO O TATOU UARA

Dignity  To respect the dignity and uniqueness of every person as an individual and as a valuable member of society.

Wellbeing — To ensure that older people are given the opportunities to achieve physical comfort, engage in satisfying activities and personal development, and to feel valued, connected and supported

Equity  To ensure that older people have an equal opportunity to achieve wellbeing by directing resources to help those disadvantaged or in greatest need.

Cultural respect  To respect the values and social structures of Māori and people of other cultural and ethnic backgrounds, demonstrating respect by working together to gain mutual understanding.

Age Concern Otago  recognises its responsibilities to uphold the principles of te Treaty o Waitangi and the unique partnership that exists between Māori and the Crown, with partnerships developed with Māori organisations and local marae. Similarly, Age Concern works in cooperation with Pacific peoples and other ethnicities to support their needs and aspirations.

 
Positive ageing is not about how to live longer or how to avoid growing old. It is about celebrating older age.