Events & Workshops

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:

  • Monday, 28th September 2020, 10AM – 2PM
  • Monday, 9th November 2020, 10AM – 2PM

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

Please contact us if you would like to find out more or reserve a space.

Monthly Pop-Up Hub in Seatoun

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

 

Our pop-up hub is a free monthly social event for over 65s in the Eastern suburbs. Future hubs will feature guest speakers and fun workshops, so now is your chance to have your say on what would interest you!

 

The first hub, which should have been on the 25th of August 2020 is CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The next pop-up hub should take place on 

  • 22 September 2020 
  • 12 pm – 2 pm
  • Seatoun Village Hall, 22 Forres Street, Seatoun

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

 

More hubs in other communities are currently being developed. Keep an eye out for more information on these in the future.

Senior Gallery Tours

Exciting opportunity for Volunteer visitors and their clients at the Wellington City Gallery!

 

In collaboration with Wellington City Gallery and Nikau Café, Age Concern Wellington is happy to offer guided tour of our exhibitions, followed by an afternoon tea in the café, which will be provided by Nikau.

 

The gallery is accessible and has lifts, and a wheelchair may be available upon request.

  • 14 October 2020, 1:30pm
  • 11 November 2020, 1:30pm

The sessions are limited to 12 participants per time – please call Kirsten at 04 499 6645 or email connectwell@ageconcernwellington.org.nz to reserve your space.

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.

On the 23rd of July 2020, we held a one hour presentation providing an overview of sleep, common disorders and some tips. More presentations will follow.

Please call 04 499 6648 to register. For more information on sleep, please read Rosie’s blog by clicking here, or view Dr Gibson’s online sleep presentation here.

 

Nutrition workshops 

Join us for a Nutrition Workshop by Otago University’s Rhiannon Cox!

Find out how you can

  • feel better
  • sleep better
  • increase your energy levels by eating the right foods.

Learn how what you eat affects your health as you get older, how your digestive system changes and what you can do to slow the ageing process down. A light snack and hot drinks will be provided at this free workshop.

New workshop dates will be announced soon. Please call 04 499 6648 or email info@ageconcernwellington.org.nz if you would like to find out more or reserve a space.

We Have a Winner! 

Congratulations Joanne Ruddell for winning the lovely hamper full of goodies, and thank you Charlotte at Tommy’s Real Estate for donating it!

Life Without a Car workshops 

We provide information about keeping mobile when we are no longer driving. Adjusting to life without a car doesn’t mean losing independence and freedom. The workshops:

  • Offer alternative ways of getting about in the community
  • Suggest many options to keep involved and enjoying activities
Update: this event is postponed for a least a month. We’ll post new event information as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.
 
Please contact us if you would like to find out more or reserve a space.

Spin Poi for your health 

Photo credit: Spin Poi

Thank you to everyone who joined the Spin Poi presentation and hands-on workshop for the general public. Poi can improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Poi/health exponent Dr. Kate Riegle van West led this one hour session in February.

Spin Poi, 17th February 2020

Contact us for enquiries or bookings

Contact Ann Dalziel, 04 499 6646, or email communitysup@acwellington.org.nz