Aging positively

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Have you tapped into your potential yet? Here's a piece written with seniors in mind. It includes quotes from famous people such as this one, from Bettie Davis: "Older age is not for sissies!"

Living into late adulthood in the Hutt Valley

Ageing disgracefully in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt

Congratulations on reaching your golden years!

If you are like many older Hutt Valley folk, you are living a longer, healthier life and probably choosing to remain in your community as you age!

To help you get the most out of your later years, we've gathered together resources and support services you might need as you age gracefully, or disgracefully, in the Hutt Valley.

You can find local information on -

  • health tips and support groups to give yourself some well deserved tender loving care
  • home based support services so you can access the help that you need
  • housing options to continue living independently at home or in retirement villages
  • accessing funded or non-funded residential care in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt
  • transport options to keep you independent and involved with your community
  • financial information to help you live on your retirement income
  • social groups and activities in your neighbourhood so you can get out and have a jolly good time!
Seniors and elderly in Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt
As the jacket badgets of Lower Hutt Ulysses member John Medlin attest, he’s been on a few adventures with the motorcycle club. Photo kindly supplied by Hutt News

If you have any feedback on what else you'd like to see included feel free to contact us

Mission possible activities for seniors in the Hutt Valley

Wainuiomata Take a walk through Tawa Grove which is part of the Rimutaka Forest Park. It's a 30-minute walk through native bush and is ideal for disabled or elderly people. The track is well-developed and is not strenuous - it's been specially designed for wheelchairs or other kinds of walking aids. After the walk picnic or barbecue in the excellent facilities at the park.
Visit the Wainuiomata library book club, 2nd Thurs of the month 10.30am or the Craft Group every Thurs 2.00-4.00pm 
Eastbourne Visit the Days Bay Pavillion for tea and cake then stroll across the road and walk along the wharf. All wheelchair accessible 
Join the Eastbourne Menz Shed
Play cards or mahjong at the East Harbour Womens Club or croquet at Muritai Croquet Club Inc 
Petone Head to the movies at the Lighthouse Petone Cinema for Seniors Wednesday where 60+ can enjoy $11 movie tickets and a complimentary tea or coffee. 52 Beach St ph 04 939 2061
Enjoy afternoon tea and cupcakes with your granddaughter at Sweet Pea 259 Jackson Street
Get help with researching your family history from members of the the New Zealand Society of Genealogists at Petone Library - 1st and 3rd Wed of each month 10.00am–12.00noon, and 1st Sat of each month 10.00am - 12.00noon 
Lower Hutt Visit the Hutt City Library Tea and Tales - seniors are invited to come for an hour of friendship and stories. Enjoy morning tea with readings for poetry, stories and anecdotes from their collections. War Memorial Library - last Wed of each month at 10.30am
Join the Hutt Valley Community Choir or the Naenae Menz Shed
Join the CCTV Volunteer group at the Hutt Police station. Contact Kelsey Scarr at the Hutt City Safe Group on 04 560 2622 or email   
Do hula hooping with Pacifit Fitness at 107 Randwick Cresent, Moera. Everybody is welcome: young and old. A great way to workout and have fun at the same time!
Western Hills Try knitting Julia Stanfield's "Western Hills" blanket - free pattern available
Join the O2 Exercise gym and reactivate those muscles 
Learn Japanese at the Minoh House, 38 Normandale Rd ph A Olatunji 04 3864474 or 021264 7333
Stokes Valley Partake with the Coffee and Teapot Gang in Stokes Valley Community House. Call Wendy on 972 5758 and she can arrange transport
Upper Hutt Join the Upper Valley Singers 
Start researching and writing your family history with help at the Upper Hutt Library - Family History Group every 3rd Sun of each month 1-2pm in the Rotary Lounge and Writing History 1.30-3.00pm every Friday
Visit Expressions gallery to see local artist exhibitions
Find something new to do in the Upper Hutt activities for seniors booklet

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