49 days ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter August 2020

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our August SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now, and it's filled with lots of handy information and opportunities for seniors.

This issue includes a story about the benefits of volunteering and how to get involved, as well as an update on the changes to NZ Super and Veteran's Pension.

Even if you aren't over 65 yourself, check it out and share it with the older people in your life.

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More messages from your neighbours
10 hours ago

What do you think of Facebook?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Porirua mayor Anita Baker has decided to no longer use Facebook.
She says the level of abuse has given her no other choice.
What is your experience of Facebook?

If you do not want your comments used in a story, please put NFP (Not for Publication).

2 hours ago

Volunteer Christmas

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

As many of you know, Age Concern is a charity organisation that helps seniors in the Hutt Valley, Porirua and Wellington. We rely on donations to be able to achieve the work we do to ensure seniors are not left lonely, that they have groceries delivered, and are well taken care of and informed. Our volunteers always work hard and make many sacrifices to reach out to older people across the Wellington Region.

We are extra proud of our volunteer team in 2020 as they stepped up during Covid-19 and ensured hundreds of seniors had someone to talk to, during and after, lockdown. They made thousands of phone calls and even delivered groceries to seniors who couldn’t get down to the supermarket. They are fantastic, and we wouldn’t be able to achieve all we do without them.

That’s why we want to say a big thank to them all this Christmas. We would love to show them how much they mean to us and to older people across the Region. Can you help us do this?

Whittaker's and Annah Stretton have generously donated goods for our volunteers. But we are in need of more help. If you can help us or know of someone or a business that can, please email me at volunteer@acwellington.org.nz

Thank you very much.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are we doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr

3 hours ago

Senior Regional Games

Corinne Morris from Age Concern Wellington

Come and join in on the fun at the 2020 Senior Regional Games! This fun and free event celebrates aging through physical and social activities that are inclusive and accessible for senior needs.
There will be a variety of games available ranging from sports, such as badminton, pickleball, indoor bowls and walking netball, to dancing and live music. There is something for everyone! 

The 2020 Senior Regional Games is a free event that has been designed and prepared by Upper Hutt City Council, Hutt City Council, Wellington City Council, Kapiti Coast District Council, Age Concern and Sport Wellington.

There will be buses available for seniors. Pick up points will be Johnsonville, Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt, and the train station in Wellington. Call Imelda on 04 499 6646 for more information.

When: Tuesday 3 November 2020, 10:00am–2:00pm
Where: ASB Sports Centre, 72 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie

To find out more details about the day please visit sportwellington.org.nz...