News: Call for this year’s Senior of the Year

Do you know a deserving over 65 year old who’s still giving back to their community?

Nominations are open for Age Concern’s Senior of the Year.

The award recognises Wairarapa residents in their golden years whose voluntary work continues to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.

A special morning tea will be held for the winner in Carterton on October 1, the International Day of Older Persons.

Nomination forms can be sent into the Age Concern office, Solway Showgrounds, posted to PO Box 865, Masterton, or emailed to

They must be received by midnight Friday 16 September 2022.

Also in the Positive Ageing space, the 2022 Age Friendly Fund (previously Community Connects) grants round has opened and runs until Friday 23 September.

 The fund targets projects that:

  • promote the inclusion and contribution of older people in community life
  • support a community to prepare for an ageing population.

You can apply for funding to:

  • start development of a local age friendly strategy or action plan, or
  • implement a project in support of an age friendly strategy or action plan.

Individual grants of between $5,000 and $15,000 are awarded and all funded activities must be completed within 12 months.

Read more information at the Office for Seniors website,

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