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We help create a better life for everyone

Our social services help to build safer, stronger, more connected families and communities, including supporting older people to maintain their wellbeing and positive social connections as they age.

Enliven Positive Ageing Services helps older people to remain healthy, well and socially connected as they age. 

About Enliven

Our aim is to ensure that older New Zealanders are afforded the respect they deserve as well as the opportunity to grow older with dignity.

Find a service

Enliven provides a range of services throughout the Upper South Island (and New Zealand). Click below to use our website search function to find a service.

Social Inclusion

Being socially active is a key determiner of health & wellbeing for people of all ages. Enliven can help you or a loved one to stay connected with your community.

In-Home support

Enliven’s range of support services will help to ensure that you – or a loved one, remain safe, comfortable and socially involved, while living in your own home.


We all have the right to age with dignity. We’ll advocate for your rights and entitlements as an older person when you seek access to local services.

Health & Wellbeing

Our Enliven Positive Ageing Services teams are here to listen and to help you. Enliven is available to support and encourage older people to live their lives to their fullest.

Memory loss help

Memory loss (cognitive impairment or dementia) affect many older people. Enliven can help support you or a loved one to live positively with memory loss.

Support for Carers

Caring for a loved one who has reduced cognitive or physical capacity is challenging. At Enliven, we take care to look out for those who care for older people too.

We deliver social services that help children and families learn, grow and thrive. We offer counselling and social work support for children and families, along with a range of group programmes. 

Parenting Programmes

There is no guide book to parenting. Luckily, Family Works offers a number of parenting programmes designed to help you – and your children, thrive.

Support for Young People

Things don’t always turn out as planned. If you’re a young person and things aren’t working out, Family Works and the youth coaches are here to help support you.

Support for Families

We’ll work alongside your family to help you to build healthy relationships, work through issues and become a source of safety and strength for each other.

Support for Children

Family Works provides support for your child or children to help them feel safe, grow strong and feel connected to those around them as they develop and grow.

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Family Mediation

Parents separating is stressful for the whole family. It’s better for everyone if you can sort out your children’s day-to-day care outside of the Family Court.