Upper Hutt City Council is a proud supporter of those young at heart in our local community. We offer a range of resources supporting positive ageing and wellbeing as well as support local and National awareness campaigns.

2017 Elder abuse awareness campaign

Elder abuse is identified by Minister of Senior Citizens, as one of three problem areas affecting the ageing population in New Zealand, the other two being lack of employment support and nuture of intergenerational relationships. Research released on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day shows around one in 10 older New Zealanders have suffered some form of abuse or neglect.

Councils Elder Abuse Awareness Week campaign was aimed at raising awareness about elder abuse in New Zealand. Upper Hutt City Council supported awareness raising by hosting a purple day on the 16 June. Council staff wore purple clothing and ribbons, the National colour representing elder abuse in New Zealand. Information brochures, posters, and balloons were placed across Council and made available to the public.

 

Click here for more information about Elder abuse awareness.

Upper Hutt activities for people aged 60+

This resource contains information on a range of wonderful things to see and do in Upper Hutt, from social networking, hobbies, physical activities and more. Please click on the link to the right of this page to download a copy of the resource.

Seniors Week

Each year Upper Hutt City Council supports Seniors Week by running a range of activities and initiatives aimed at supporting and celebrating residents in our local community.

In 2016 we piloted an intergenerational connection programme involving children from two Upper Hutt Schools visiting local retirement villages to provide entertainment, talk about old and new school life, network and create on-going relationships. The model was a huge success and planning for 2017 in underway.

You can find information about the 2016 model by typing Intergenerational Initiative in the search field located at the top right of the screen.

Upper Hutt City has a variety of organisations and services catering to seniors in the community. For more information about these services, please click on one of the following links:

http://www.ageconcern.org.nz/council/wellington

http://www.60supmovement.org.nz/upper_hutt.htm

http://greypower.co.nz/to-join/central-associations/

http://seniornet.org/

For any enquiries please contact:

Tania Wilkinson – Community Development Advisor
T: 04 527 2794
E: tania.wilkinson@uhcc.govt.nz

Last updated on 12 Jul 2017