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:

  • Karori Community Centre: Thursday, 26th November 2020, 10am – 2pm

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

Brain Health Workshops

Do you want to learn how you can keep your brain healthy and active with good food and social interaction? If the answer is YES, then you need to attend our special Brain Health workshops. You will be able to share your experience with brain health researchers from Victoria and Otago Universities. Brainstorming together, we will discover new ways of optimising brain health as we age with good food and great company.

 

After a talk from Dr Yoram Barak from Otago University, we will prepare a meal together, eat, and then complete the session with a one-hour collaborative design activity for brain health.

 

This innovative four-part workshop is part of a research project aimed at understanding how to design for social activity and healthy nutrition to keep our brains healthy in older age.

 

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


  •  26 November 2020, 10.30AM – 1PM 

There are only a few spaces left, so please register by contacting Lorna Harvey on ea@acwellington.org.nz or by phoning 04 499 6648

 

Monthly Pop-Up Hub in Seatoun

Join us for a cup of tea and a light lunch at 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.

 

The next pop-up hubs will be: 

  • 24 November 2020 
  • 12 – 2pm
  • Seatoun Village Hall, 22 Forres Street, Seatoun
and
  • 8 December 2020
  • 1 – 2.30pm
  • Linden Community Centre, 10 Linden Ave, Tawa

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

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.

Join us for our next workshop. 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.

Contact us for enquiries or bookings

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