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:

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. All sessions run from 10am – 11.30am and cost $3. See below for times and locations:

  • Richmond in the Age Concern Hall, 62 Oxford Street, Richmond, Every Wednesday
  • Victory at the Victory Community Centre, 1 Totara Street, Nelson, Every Monday
  • Nelson at the Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson, Every Friday
  • Motueka at the Gateway Housing Trust, 24A Tudor Street, Motueka, Every Wednesday
  • Golden Bay in Anglican Parish Hall, 42 Commercial Street, Takaka, Second Wednesday of Every Month.

Sing Yourself Well

If you enjoy singing or being around people who are singing then come along to our weekly singing session in the Age Concern Hall. You don’t have to be an experienced or confident singer, just enjoy the experience and benefits of singing. Sessions are run by Ruth Collingham, who has a real passion and joy for singing and wants to share this with her community. The Sing Yourself Well session are designed to be relaxed and lots of fun for singers and non-singers of all abilities with an emphasis on wellbeing.

The session runs Every Tuesday from 10am to 11.30am  in the Age Concern Hall, 62 Oxford Street, Richmond

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 21 October at the Victory Community Centre from 10am – 12 noon.
  • Monday 9 December in Tahunanui Community Centre from 10am – 12 noon.

Please contact Marrit on 5447624 ext 4 to register or email

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. Upcoming dates:

  • Sunday 10 November, at ‘Cops with Cakes’, 10am – 1pm @ Saxton Fields. Must pre-register.

Please contact Marrit on 5447624 ext 4 to register or email

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.

This year we celebrated the International Day of the Older Person on 1 October at the Annesbrook Community Church. This was attended by over 170 older people from across the region. We were treated to a wonderful ‘Waste to Waist’ fashion exhibition from residents of Summerset in the Sun and heard from songs from our ‘Sing Yourself Well Group’. Finally, we enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea courtesy of Simplicity Funerals and enjoyed the sounds of Sun City Ukes.