Events & Workshops

Tea & Tech

Baffled by technology?

Want to learn how to do Internet banking?

Need to connect with the Grand-kids on WhatsApp?

Come to our free Tea & Tech workshop, held in partnership with ANZ. Bring your digital device and get help from some friendly volunteers.

Come to Tea & Tech if you need help with:

 

  • Getting connected with friends and family online (WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.)
  • Doing online banking (any bank, not just ANZ)
  • How to watch TV on the Internet
  • Doing your grocery shopping online
  • Using email and visiting websites

Spaces are limited: please register asap!

When: 11th May 2021, 10am or 1pm (please indicate preferred time when you register)

Where: St Peter’s Church, Garden Room 211 Willis Street, Wellington

Call 04 499 6648 or email to register.

Staying Safe in the Home

Life can be hazardous no matter what your age, but the consequences of accidents or mishaps can be a little more serious as you get older. Even so there are some precautionary measures you can take to avoid some of life’s pitfalls, and other tips and tricks to keep you moving safely.

Age Concern has designed a workshop to help seniors reduce falls in the home through hazard identification and to make homes more secure. We will cover topics such as how to prevent slips and falls in the home, navigating stairs, bathroom safety and how to reduce hazards such as tripping and slipping. There will also be information on home security, fire and emergency.

Please call 04 499 6645 for more information, workshop dates and locations, and to register.

When & Where:

  • Tuesday 11th May – Linden Community Centre
  • Tuesday 25th May – Vogelmorn Community Centre
  • Tuesday 6th July – Seatoun Village Hall

Please call 04 499 6648 for more information, times, and to register.

Staying Safe workshops for senior drivers

Staying Safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users. The workshop aims to maintain and improve safe driving practices and increase the knowledge of other transport options available to help senior road users remain safely mobile.

Join us for this free workshop. Contact us for the next workshop dates.

You can more information for senior drivers including a self-assessment quiz on the NZTA website.

To reserve your space now, fill in the form on the right. Or you can contact us.

Register for Staying Safe

Staying Safe Driving Course

Monthly Pop-Up Hubs around Wellington

Join us for a cup of tea and a light lunch at our monthly pop-up hubs in Seatoun!

Our pop-up hubs are free monthly social events for over 65s around the Wellington Region.

For the next pop-up hubs dates in Seatoun, Tawa and Voglemorn, please call Kirsten on 04 499 6645.

There’s no need to register, just turn up and enjoy!

City Gallery Tour

In collaboration with Wellington City Gallery and Nikau Café, Age Concern Wellington Region is happy to offer a guided tour of the exhibitions, followed by afternoon tea in the café.

The gallery is accessible and has lifts, and a wheelchair may be available upon request. The sessions are limited to 12 participants per time – please call Kirsten on  04 499 6645 or email to reserve your space.

  • Thursday, 15th April 2021, 1.30pm – FULL
  • Thursday, 20th May 2021, 1.30pm
  • Thursday, 17th June 2021, 1.30pm
  • Thursday, 15th July 2021, 1.30pm

Brain Health Workshops

You are invited to join a workshop focusing on how to keep your brain healthy and active. You will learn about things you can for brain health in older age, such as good nutrition and sleep, and social support.

 

After a talk from a nutritionist, we will prepare a meal together,
eat, and discuss social support. 

This innovative four-part workshop is part of a research project
aimed at designing social activities and keeping our brains healthy in older age.

Guests:

Melissa Kenworthy is a registered dietitian and has been working in the area of public health for the past four years, for both Plunket and the Heart Foundation. She enjoys the opportunity to share evidence-based nutrition information with
people of all ages, supporting their journey of healthy eating and healthy lifestyles.

Dana Fridman is a design researcher and lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington with a background in psychology and user experience design. Her research focus is design for brain health through social support and connection.

This research has been approved by the Victoria University of
Wellington Human Ethics Committee #0000027422.

These workshops are now FULL. Thank you for your interest.

Sleep: A Pillar of Healthy Ageing 

We spend about a third of our lives asleep, by the time we’re 65 that’s about 22 years.

But the importance of sleep is largely overlooked when it comes
to wellbeing. In older adulthood, sleep can become more disturbed.
This can affect how we feel and function plus impact our physical and
mental health.

Dr Rosie Gibson is a Researcher at the Sleep/Wake Research Centre
(Massey University) where she studies sleep changes with ageing and
its relationship to health and wellbeing.

Please call 04 499 6648 for dates and more information.

For more information on sleep, please read Rosie’s blog by clicking here, or view Dr Gibson’s online sleep presentation here.