We have a long history of caring for older people in our community. Our Ageing Well network is the next step. We’re looking at how our community can lead in caring for older people. It’s grounded in our skills and experience in community-led development and innovation.

Ageing Well Course

The Ageing Well Course is a 10-week programme for older people experiencing loneliness and isolation and who may also be experiencing some cognitive decline.

The group has a real focus on contribution, helping people to relearn how to build new friendships and that we all have things to share with to others.

Each Ageing Well group is made up of around 10 participants who meet once a week and lead the direction of the group themselves. We partner with the Hutt Timebank to contribute to the wider community. The groups do activities like making crafts for others in the community, outings, gardening, and visits from guest speakers. After the course is over, the group moves to join the Ageing Well coffee group from which they can continue to build on their friendships they have made.

Most of those who take part live in the wider Hutt Valley area.

Cost: $50 for the 10-week course. Lunch is included and transport is available if needed.

Find out more

For more information about the Ageing Well course contact:
Tracey Scott 027 4322 393, tscott@wesleyeldercare.org.nz

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