Grey power meeting with Helen Clark

Activities for seniors in the Hutt Valley

What will you do, come retirement?

seniors hutt valley, lower hutt activities

There are so many opportunities for seniors in the Hutt Valley to learn new things, meet new people and get out and about, no matter what condition you're in!

Probus' is a Rotary club service. Their one-liner is "retire from work, not life". They offer member benefits such as international and domestic travel, day trips, luncheons and plenty of opportunities to meet new people. There are lots of groups within the Hutt Valley. Follow this link to find a Probus group near you.

If it's difficult for you to get out and about, you may like to start with the health page to find the information and support you need to improve the quality of your retirement years.

Exercise - ugh! or Yay!! ?

To exercise or not to exercise? Here's a lovely and honest New Zealand article about just that, well worth the read.

Perhaps you've wanted to join a gym but been apprehensive?

Perhaps you've not exercised for a while and want to get back into it?

The Upper Hutt YMCA runs regular four-week long programmes at a cost of $30 all-up (two sessions per week). Held on Mondays and Thursdays at 11am at the Upper Hutt YMCA. Check their website for up to date details at, call 527 3380 or email for more information.

There are many clubs in the Hutt and sure to be one that suits you. Whether you're as fit as a fiddle or needing a bit of TLC, there's heaps to choose from throughout the Hutt Valley.

Sports and fitness & social clubs for 50+

Go to the clubs page for seniors.

Modern technology and all that confusing stuff ....


Hutt City Libraries will tell you everything you need to know about modern devices!

Introduction to eBooks with Hutt City Libraries. Learn the difference between an eReader and a tablet, and how to download eBooks from the library website. Bring along your own device, or practise on one of the library Kobo devices. Places are limited so bookings are essential. Ph 04 570 6633 or book online.

  • Eastbourne Library: Friday, 11.00am to 12.00 noon
  • Naenae Library: Saturday, 11.00am to 12.00 noon
  • Stokes Valley Library:  Monday, 10.00am to 11.00am
  • Taita Library: Wednesday, 1.00pm to 2.00pm
  • War Memorial Library: Thursday, 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Computers and technology for seniors

SeniorNet Hutt City Inc runs computer courses from beginner to advanced. They have different courses on offer including Microsoft Word, using the internet, email, using a computer filing system, spreadsheets, calendar making, using digital cameras and lots more. Phone (04) 560-3160 or email SeniorNet is located at Suite 202, Hutt City Dental Centre, 14 Laings Road, Lower Hutt 5010.

If there's any subject you've always wanted to learn, visit the education page for loads of free online courses and resources. Learn French, Te Reo Maori, cryptography, neuroscience, physics, renaissance architecture - you name it!

Ooh - learn your family's secrets!

Members of the the New Zealand Society of Genealogists are available to assist you with family history enquires at Petone Library on the first and third Wednesday of each month, from 10.00am – 12.00noon, and the first Saturday of each month from 10.00am - 12.00noon.

At Upper Hutt Library a Family History Group meets every third Sunday of each month from 1-2pm in the Rotary Lounge. There's also a Writing History group from 1.30-3.00pm every Friday.

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