Events

We have lots of interesting and fun events throughout the year. All are in the interests of keeping older people safe, connected and supported, and the majority of them are free. If you’d like to attend any of these events, or find out more, please contact Marrit on 03 544 7264, or email: community@ageconcernnt.org.nz.

Summer Activities Series

Click on the link below for a full timetable of the Summer Activity Programme for Seniors.

SUMMER ACTIVITY PROGRAMME FOR SENIORS 2021

Monday Information Sessions

Our Monday Information Sessions have proved to be popular and well attended. We have some fabulous session coming up at the start of 2021. The sessions are free for Age Concern members, although a koha is always welcome. We ask that everyone interested in coming along registers with us. Please contact Marrit on 03 5447624 ext 4 or email community@ageconcernnt.org.nz

  • 1 March, Healthy Hearts with Averil West from The Heart Foundation
  • 8 March, Pilates for Older Adults, with Tania Huddart, National Certified Pilates Teacher
  • 15 March, About Dementia, with Heather Lackner from Alzheimers Nelson
  • 22 March, “Just Cook 4 Healthy Ageing” With Sally Rees of Natural Nosh
  • 29 March, Sleep Better with Chris Allison, Mental Health Promoter, Health Action Trust

Staying Safe Driving

This is a classroom-based workshop that offers senior drivers a refresher of the road rules. Led by a driving instructor, it covers all the basic road rules as well as offering drivers the chance to ask questions. Upcoming dates:

  • Monday 19 April30am- 12.30pm, The Wood Retirement Village, 156 Milton Street, Nelson
  • Monday 14 June30am-12.30pm, Venue – to be advised
  • Monday 16 August30am-12.30pm, Venue – to be advised

Please contact Marrit on 5447624 ext 4 to register or email community@ageconcernnt.org.nz

Life Without A Car

We provide information about keeping mobile when you are no longer driving. No longer driving doesn’t have to limit your activities or prevent you from enjoying life. Come along and find out how to maintain your independence and freedom on:

  • Wednesday 24 March at 3.00pm, at Stillwater Lifecare in Richmond
  • Thursday 8 April at 2.30pm, at The Wood Retirement Village in Nelson

Please contact Marrit on 5447624 ext 4 to register or email community@ageconcernnt.org.nz

CarFit

This is a programme developed by the AA that offers senior drivers the chance to be ‘fitted’ as safely and comfortably in their car as possible. Trained volunteers and an Occupational Therapist can make adjustments to the car as well as discussing any issues around mobility and driving. Upcoming dates:

  • Friday 16 April, at the Positive Ageing Expo at the Headingly Centre, Richmond from 10am-3pm.

Please contact Marrit on 5447624 ext 4 to register or email community@ageconcernnt.org.nz

International Day of the Older Person

1 October is International Day of the Older Person. Every year we organise a significant event to celebrate this very important day, which was established by the UN.

We were well underway with our IDOP celebration planning for October when Auckland was placed under Level 3 due to a Covid-19 outbreak and the rest of New Zealand was placed under Level 2. In the interests of public health and safety we opted to cancel this large scale event which in the past has had up to 200 people present. Whilst cancelling it was the right decision, we had incurred significant costs prior to the cancellation. Instead of holding one large celebration we held several smaller ones throughout the course of the week at our regular activities. This included a High Tea at ‘Sing Yourself Well’, a gift pack for ‘SpinPoi’, a special morning tea at Tea and Talks and a gift pack for the ‘Move Good Now’ class.