International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons (1st October) is a United Nations initiative celebrated around the world. It’s a time for everyone to acknowledge and say thank you for the huge contribution older people make to New Zealand.

Mentoring, volunteering, caring for children, sharing wisdom and experience, being in paid work and leading businesses are some of the many ways senior Kiwis aged 65 and older contribute.

Many older people are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of staying active as they age. There are lots of great resources available if you are over 65 or supporting someone 65+.

Find out more about staying active and well if you are older, including about approved strength and balance classes near you!

Find about more about being active for seniors.

Make time to acknowledge the contributions made by the older people in your life during October!

Swell: Ageing Well in Selwyn

Join this festival of events and activities supporting the wellbeing and inclusion of our older residents living in Selwyn.
There will be many community activities and events for seniors running from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 26th October 2023, such as:

  • Hydro Tone morning teas;
  • FREE introductory Zumba classes with Justine;
  • Mature and Motivated exercise class with lunch;
  • A guided walk around the Ahuriri Lagoon; and more!

Find out more about Swell: Ageing in Selwyn, including how to secure your spot at the community activities and events. You can also pick up an event booklet from any Selwyn District Council library or service centre.

There will also be an expo with over 100 exhibitors providing information about living your best life in Selwyn. Learn about social activities, health care, life planning and community groups, as well as enjoy some fun activities and entertainment.

Date: Monday 16th October 2023.
Time: 9am to 2pm.
Location: Lincoln Event Centre (15 Meijer Drive, Lincoln).
Cost: FREE to attend.