Positive Ageing Strategy

The Wairarapa Region Positive Ageing Strategy was developed by the three Wairarapa District Councils to prepare for our rapidly ageing community.

In the next 25 years, the number of Wairarapa residents aged over 65 is expected to increase by approximately 79% to nearly 15,000, or 1 in 4 residents.

The Strategy outlines the way in which the Councils will work together to improve and integrate their work for our older people. Extensive local research and consultation were undertaken as part of this process. All three Councils adopted the Strategy in May 2019 and it was officially launched in August 2019.

Wairarapa Region Positive Aging Strategy [PDF]

Wairarapa Region Positive Aging Strategy [Word]

South Wairarapa District Council approved the Positive Ageing Strategy implementation plan in August 2020. The implementation plan sets out activities that will work towards meeting the goals of the strategy.

Positive Ageing Strategy implementation plan [PDF]

The Strategy’s goals, which will be areas of council focus over the medium to long-term are:

  • community support and health services
  • communication and engagement
  • transport
  • cultural diversity
  • housing
  • places, spaces and activities.
  • Wairarapa Region Positive Ageing Strategy Coordinator, Lisa Matthews
  • Lisa works on behalf of all three Wairarapa councils to achieve the Strategy goals and meet the needs of Wairarapa’s ageing community.

If you have any questions, or want to know more about the Positive Ageing Strategy, please contact: Lisa Matthews, Regional Positive Ageing Strategy Coordinator, 06 379 4081 or 027 444 1887 lisa@cdc.govt.nz

Senior of the Year Award

Every year Age Concern calls for nominations for the Wairarapa Senior of the Year.

Nominations are open until midnight Friday 16 September 2022 and the winner will be celebrated with a special morning tea on October 1, the International Day of Older Persons.

To be eligible, your nominee must be:

  • Over 65 years of age, and a Wairarapa resident for more than five years.
  • A committed volunteer in our community.
  • Have made an impact on other people’s lives through the sharing of their
    life experience, skills and time.
  • Send your nomination to the Age Concern office, Solway Showgrounds
    or posted to PO Box 865, Masterton, or emailed to manager@acww.nz
Page Reader Press Enter to Read Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Pause or Restart Reading Page Content Out Loud Press Enter to Stop Reading Page Content Out Loud Screen Reader Support