October saw the beginning of Seniors week and it was all action at Age Concern! In partnership with Wellington City Council, we hosted a raft of events around the Region.
Steady As You Go classes continue to be popular with the senior members of the community who choose to keep active. Having an inside option in this years’ spring weather is a real bonus as well. Over 30 seniors enjoyed the Seatoun Hub, which was a great turnout and celebration of their commitment to wellness. Seniors also showed their zest for keeping themselves active and safe, turning up for their regular falls prevention Steady As You Go Classes. We’re now hosting 38 in various suburbs around the Region.
We also delivered the Staying Safe Driving course for older people which was well attended. Being older definitely does not need to mean being less involved. Seniors’ Week also saw a fantastic Curious Conversation livestream event featuring Registered Dietician Melissa Kenworthy in a live cooking demonstration with our team. Members of the team also represented Age Concern at various community events around Wellington.
On top of all these wonderful events that saw seniors all over the Region living their best life, we hosted the flagship event Making Connections Day. What a valuable and well attended day this was. From all the volunteer and community support to make the day happen, the sponsorship from Summerset and TaskMasters, right through to the food, venue and the plethora of wonderful guest speakers, we provided about 80 seniors with a full and informative day out.
We see seniors prove daily that they take their health and wellbeing seriously. It’s such an honour to be able to celebrate Seniors’ Week with our senior community.