9 October 2017
Seniors’ Week shows you’re never too old to have fun
Te Wiki Kaumātua Seniors’ Week is a festival of community events and activities planned with older residents in mind,
and it starts in the Capital this Wednesday.
Wellington City Council is working closely with Te Papa and a number of other organisations to celebrate Seniors’ Week
with tours, events, exhibitions, and activities designed for our older citizens to get out and about, get active, and
This year, an extended Seniors' Week runs from 11-22 October, and events include everything from an electric bike guided
tour, Zumba gold, a Boomerang Bags sewing bee, an introduction to social media, and classic movie nights.
Councillor Brian Dawson, Social Development portfolio lead, says it’s important to promote inclusivity and connect
people of all ages across the region.
“Seniors’ Week is a hugely popular event that really fits our vision by supporting activities and initiatives that focus
on our older residents.
“Wellington is pretty accessible already with good public transport, a walkable CBD, and many amenities that cater to
senior citizens – but we can always do more.
“We work closely with community groups and stakeholders to provide services, activities, and policies to promote
inclusivity, diversity, and better health for older residents – and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved to date,” adds
For more information about events, check out our Seniors’ Week website page: wcc.govt.nz/seniorsweek