Yvonne Palmer has been Chair and Deputy Chair of the Shirley Papanui Community Board. She was Chair of the New Zealand Community Boards Executive Committee. She established the Confident Driving Programme and facilitates dozens of workshops each year, helping older people make informed decisions about driving. She was appointed to the University of Otago’s older driver study. She assists Canterbury Police with their older driver strategy. She facilitates Home and Personal Safety courses with multiple agencies and coordinates the Positive Ageing Expo. She was appointed to the Community Advisory Committee of the Canterbury District Health Board. Mrs Palmer was a member of the Community Justice Panel in Christchurch.
Yvonne Palmer, of Christchurch, MNZM, for services to seniors and the community