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. 

Tea and Talk

Tea and Talk – it is what it says! Anyone is welcome to come along to these – a simple socialising opportunity with morning tea, the chance to meet others, and hear from occasional guest speakers and entertainers. We have five of these sessions in the region:

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:

Wednesday, 8th May. Takaka, Golden Bay. 10am, in the Anglican Church room, High Street.

Life Without A Car

This is a chance for senior drivers to think about the options for getting around if they choose to give up driving, or have to because of health reasons. We will be running these in different venues throughout the year.


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.

If you’d like to attend any of these events, or find out more, please contact Marrit on 03 544 7264, or email: