Events & Workshops

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.
We will be holding a one hour presentation providing an overview of sleep, common disorders and some tips:

  • 23 July 2020, 10:30am, in Lower Hutt

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.

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. 


  • 19 August 2020, 1:30pm
  • 9 September 2020, 1:30pm
  • 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 to reserve your space.

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.

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.

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 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!

Seniors Online Banking Workshop 

Find out about the basics of online banking and feel more confident using this method of payment. Even more important with the phasing out of cheques!

Includes information on:

  • Keeping yourself safe.
  • Costs and benefits compared to over the counter.
  • Troubleshooting – what to do if something goes wrong.
  • Paywave and more.

This workshop is presented by ASB Bank with the support of Age Concern Wellington, Wesley Community Action, SeniorNet and Hutt City Council.

Next workshop date to be determined… Please call 04 499 6648 for more information.

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