Seniors' Week

Seniors’ Week is held in spring every year and sees a series of community-led events for seniors pop up across the city.

A group of woman doing yoga.

Te Wiki Kaumātua – Seniors' Week 2020 will be held 9-15 November. It is a week of community events and activities for our senior citizens, all about building connections and reducing social isolation in later life.

Last year there were over 50 events happening right across the city – most of which were free or discounted for SuperGold Card holders – and we want to make this year even bigger and better.

In light of recent events, it’s more important than ever we offer the opportunity for our seniors to connect in different ways whether that’s an online 'bake-along', Tai Chi in the park or a small group knit and natter session.

Keep an eye out for a booklet of events late October at your local library.

Senior Regional Games – Tuesday 3 November

Wellington City Council is joining forces once again with Hutt City Council, Upper Hutt City Council, Age Concern and Sport Wellington to put on the Senior Regional Games.

It’s a fun competition suitable for seniors of all levels of fitness and is a great opportunity to take part in physical and social activities, meet new people and find out about what’s going on in the community.

This event is about knocking down boundaries and challenging assumptions that the older you get, the fewer opportunities to stay active there are. From badminton to bowls to dancing, there will be something for everyone. So bring your friends and whānau to celebrate together, participate in friendly competition, and try something new!

Find out more and register

All participants will need to register for the 2020 Senior Regional Games. There are no restrictions on who can come; however, the event is designed to celebrate older independent adults (60 years plus) in our communities.

Regional Games