We're very proud to launch LinkAge - a free, easy-to-use app with links to services, resources and programmes available for older people in Dunedin area.
Interim Chief Executive Gillian Bremner launched the app at an afternoon event in July. The launch was attended by a group of older residents and representatives from many organisations who assist and work alongside older people in Otago.
“What goes around comes around. Twenty years ago the organisation produced a directory for older people in hard copy. With the development of this app we’re supporting the same need with current technology,” said Gillian.
Age Concern Executive Officer Debbie George said, “We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of people contacting us with enquiries about accessing resources. We’ve had 16,000 enquiries in the last twelve months and I’m excited to see the LinkAge app being available to support this growing need.”
Our Community Development team has worked on developing LinkAge alongside our project partners Age Concern Otago and Dunedin Public Libraries. Brett Collins was responsible for the technical development of LinkAge.
Community input was sought during the development to ensure LinkAge includes a useful range of information and is easy for older people to navigate.
LinkAge is free to download from the Play store (Android).
The project was made possible thanks to generous funding support from GigCity.
Pictured above: Community Development Facilitator Adrienne Henderson deomonstrates LinkAge at the launch.