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Top five tips for retirees
September 28, 2020
There is no doubt we're in topsy-turvy times. But it's not just our everyday lives that have been tipped upside down, the economy and financial markets have been on a rollercoaster too, leaving many of us concerned about our finances. We asked financial adviser Liz Koh for her top tips on riding out the COVID-19 f... More...

Don't be difficult with old people
September 5, 2020
The old lady handed her bank card to a bank teller and said, "I would like to withdraw $10The teller told her, "For withdrawals less than $100 please use the ATM."The old lady wanted to know why ...The teller returned her bank card and irritably told her, "T... More...

100 Years Young for Joyce Rush
Joyce Rush of Waikanae was born just after the first world war, came through the great depression and World War II and is still going strong.This week Joyce celebrates her 100th birthday and puts it down to good food and good genes."We have always eaten healthy ... More...

Kāpiti Aged Care facilities ordered closed
August 12, 2020
As New Zealand moves back into Covid-19 restrictions special attention is being paid to Retirement and Age Care facilities.Neville Parkinson, acting Manager at Charles Fleming Retirement Village in Waikanae, says they are closed to visitors as at 12noon today."W... More...

Price and Vanity - should be no barrier to treating hearing loss
Price should not be a barrier to having the best hearing you can have. Neither should vanity.All New Zealanders are eligible for a $1022 subsidy on hearing aids and while prices can vary considerably it is the case that some hearing aids are fully funded.Kāpiti ... More...

Kāpiti Grey Power office re-opens
The Kāpiti Grey Power office at Coastlands has re-opened as of today May 18.Diana Pierce, Membership Secretary says "We are now officially at Alert Level 2. Well done everyone. We still all have a part to play in keeping each other safe and need to continue to behav... More...

Jim Bolger addresses Kāpiti OPC
Former Prime Minister and Kāpiti resident Jim Bolger addressed the Kāpiti Older Persons Council recently and his speech is reproduced here. The title of Mr Bolger's speech is 'The Journey to Age equality' "Greetings all and I thank the organisers for their invitatio... More...

Kāpiti - how Age Friendly are we.
Kāpiti Coast Grey Power is setting a New Zealand first on Age Friendly Community Consultation.Kāpiti Coast Grey Power is extending an invitation to all residents of Kāpiti to attend a workshop and have their say on the future of an Age Friendly Kāpiti.The purpos... More...

Kāpiti Grey Power receives grant to promote Age Friendly Communities
Kāpiti Coast Grey Power has received a $10,000 grant from the Office for Seniors to help promote an Age Friendly community.Vice president Kevin Burrows says 27% of Kāpiti residents are over the age of 65, one of the highest demographics of this age in the country an... More...

Kāpiti Locals to get mobile with On the Go Expo
An All Ages on the Go Expo is coming to the Waikanae War Memorial Hall on Saturday September 21 to encourage positive, active community participation for all people of all ages and abilities. Sue Emirali from the Accessibility Advisory Group, who are organising the ... More...

End-of-Life Suite for Kāpiti
Friday 19 July saw the official opening of the Shalom end-of-life suite at the Kāpiti Retirement Trust's Sevenoaks site by cabinet minister and MP for Mana, Kris Faafoi.The Shalom Suite is the latest development undertaking by Kāpiti Retirement Trust to extend its c... More...

Legal Issues and Banking changes impacting Kāpiti Seniors
As a Kāpiti lawyer with a special interest in assisting older clients I recently attended an Elder Law Conference in Wellington.The Conference provided an opportunity to hear different viewpoints on some of the issues older people can face, although these matters ca... More...

Kāpiti Coast Grey Power Survey
July 12, 2020
Kāpiti Coast Grey Power are conducting a quick, easy to use survey to gather information for a presentation to Council.I... More...

Life on our own Terms gets Launch
June 17, 2020
Kāpiti writer Angela Robertson's book Life On Our Own Terms has survived the constraints of Covid-19 is now about to be ... More...

Candidate reminds Electra voters
Kevin Burrows who is a candidate for the position of Trustee of Electra Trust is reminding people to vote in the electio... More...

In the Swing at Sevenoaks
June 23, 2020
While the rest of the country is getting back into its 'new' normal, life in residential aged care remains much as it ha... More...

Kāpiti Law are back on Deck
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Kāpiti Retirement Trust committed to Safety
Kāpiti Retirement Trust CEO Wendy Huston says as we move to Alert Level 3 the main message is still Stay Well, Stay Safe... More...

Kāpiti Grey Power welcomes new Council
Kāpiti Coast Grey Power has congratulated the incoming Council and says they look forward to continuing a productive rel... More...

National recognition for Kāpiti Retirement Trust
At its national conference held in Wellington last week the NZ Aged Ca... More...

Hearing boost for Kāpiti
June 14, 2019
New Zealand's health system has a significant quirk when it comes to the treatment of hearing problems. In this country ... More...

Kāpiti transport provider meets growing demand
April 29, 2019
Access to assisted transport has been a significant issue throughout t... More...

ANZAC Day - A good time to reflect on the inspiration of Vera Lynn
April 18, 2019
With ANZAC Day fast approaching is seems a good time to reflect on leg... More...

Age Concern Kāpiti Focus Groups
April 9, 2019
Age Concern Kāpiti invites the community to attend a Focus Group on their amazing comprehensive project at 10.30am at St... More...

Kāpiti Grey Power AGM - April 3
March 29, 2019
The KAPITI COAST GREY POWER ASSOCIATION'S 24th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held next Wednesday 3rd April 2019 10.00 a... More...

Kāpiti Enterprising at 50+
People are not only living longer, they want to be active for longer, looking after themselves for longer, engaged with ... More...

Spending the Kids Inheritance
Successive generations always seem to be better off than the last. Our parents had a better standard of living than thei... More...

Kāpiti Coast Grey Power AGM
This is a reminder that the Kāpiti Coast Grey Power Association'sAnnual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 9t... More...

Kāpiti Coast Grey Power in Healthy Condition
Kāpiti Coast Grey Power has been found to be in good heart after undergoing a comprehensive review. Grey Power commissio... More...

Rates Rebates for Retirement Villages
December 17, 2017
Kāpiti Coast Grey Power has welcomed the Rates Rebates legislation for retirement villages passed by the new Labour-led ... More...

Rewriting The Retirement Rules
Most people who are 65 years or older feel much younger than their 'real' age, up to 10-20 years younger in fact. Baby b... More...

Kāpiti Coast tackles age-friendly issues
Within the next 20 years, more than 1.2 million New Zealanders will be aged 65+ with all the looming challenges and oppo... More...

Historic wave of people for Kāpiti
With 26% of its residents aged 65+, Kāpiti is dealing with issues other communities around the country will soon face.... More...

Grey Power Kāpiti - SuperPeople available here
8 July, 2017
Kāpiti Grey Power produce a super magazine appropriately titled SuperP... More...

Kāpiti tunes in to Elder Abuse Help Line
Sir Pita Sharples is featured in a new video on the Elder Abuse Help Line.This year as many as one in ten older people i... More...

SEX AND GOLF AFTER DEATH......
A couple made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other if there is sex after death. Their big... More...

When you can't afford a bus but have to get to Bingo
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Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth
5 June, 2017 Queens Birthday
Congratulations on a birthday that gives everyone a holiday...... More...

Retirement Panel Q&A
May 2017
The Retirement PanelBernard Hickey, Liz Koh, and Ralph Stewart answer your questions.Bernard has been an economist a... More...

Government worried retirees won't have enough income
May 2017
Numerous surveys have asked soon-to-be retirees how they feel about re... More...

Kāpiti Age on the Go Expo draws 600
May 2017
More than 600 residents turned up at a recent Waikanae event to find out what there is to do for older people living in ... More...

DHB Chief to attend Raumati - Paraparaumu Community Board
May 2017
The Chief Executive of Capital Coast DHB, Debbie Chin, will attend the... More...

Charles Fleming Retirement Village part of largest fitness class
April 2017
Australasia's biggest, and definitely the oldest, synchronised fitness... More...

On the Lighter side
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Kāpiti Coast Grey Power AGM
April 2017
Kāpiti Coast Grey Power Association Annual General Meeting This is a reminder that the Kāpiti Coast Grey Power A... More...

Kāpiti Boomers Aging Well
March 2017
Kāpiti Baby boomers who'd like a break from being blamed for all that is wrong with the world can come along to a free e... More...

Securing your Retirement seminar series a hit in Kāpiti
March 2017
Over a 100 people attended a recent retirement seminar in Kāpiti led b... More...

Hearing Week highlights issues
March 2017
Being hard of hearing is now accepted as a disability in New Zealand.Hearing Week is off to a great start with The Natio... More...

Kāpiti's Securely Independence Monitor offers more choice to elderly
December 2016
Kāpiti's New Zealand owned security and specialist monitoring company ... More...

Lower interest rates make KiwiSaver more attractive for over 65s
April 2016
More New Zealanders are intending to leave money in their KiwiSaver af... More...

Kāpiti Senior Drivers Forum
April 2016
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Women less confident about their retirement
Women are feeling less confident about reaching their retirement savings goals and with good reason, according to ANZ'... More...

Kāpiti Grey Power President's Report
November 2014
Your committee is working really hard to achieve the expectations of its members. We certainly can achieve some of these... More...

Were Grandma and Grandpa really not green back then
October 2014
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older wo... More...

Age on the go
October 2014
On Saturday 11 October the Kāpiti Coast Older Persons' Council are once again holding their Kāpiti "Age on the Go" expo ... More...

This is a good one
September 2014
Sitting on the highway waiting to catch speeders, a state police officer saw a car puttering along at 22 M.P.H. He think... More...

Rates Remission criteria
May 2014
A message from Councillor Jackie Elliott"At this stage in the KCDC Annual Plan Process, in which we set the rates for th... More...

Disappointment at No Tax Relief for KiwiSavers in Budget 2014
May 2014
The Financial Services Council is disappointed that after the 2014 Bud... More...

Fair tax for KiwiSaver funds a key election issue
April 2014
In this election year the parties need to say how they will reduce the... More...

New $100M Charles Fleming Retirement Village opens in Waikanae
November 2013
Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy has officially opened the Charles Fleming Retireme... More...

KiwiSavers consigned to Conservative Default Funds have to Save Harder and Pay more Tax
November 2013
The Government's decision to retain the conservative default funds app... More...

Launching Grey Power Electricity
50,000 New Zealanders set to benefit from lower power prices At last a win for the elderly in the highly competitive... More...

Time to Get Real: Were Getting Older, Living Longer and our Super Costs are Spiralling
Politicians need to act now to agree policies that provide liveable in... More...

Equal pay for aged care workers case will impact in Kāpiti
July 2013
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to support the c... More...

Luxury rest home rooms for whose mates?
May 2013
A proposal that could see the government subsidising luxury retirement homes is just another example of National looking... More...

Peg Griffin - 109th birthday on the 26th May 2013
Peg, now a resident at Kāpiti Rest Home, was brought up on the farm, ... More...

The Retirement Income Policy Review - Kāpiti, why it matters for young and old
April 2013
We have the chance right now to make a real difference to the quality ... More...

Super - research shows it is not enough to live on
March 2013
New research shows only 9 per cent of New Zealanders believe NZ supera... More...

More Kiwis staying at home this summer and spending less on Christmas gifts
December 2012
A snap poll undertaken by 50+ lifestyle website and social club GrownU... More...

FSC welcomes new retirement expenditure survey
The Workplace Savings/Westpac/NZ Retirement Expenditure Guidelines Sur... More...

The Biggest Risk for Retired Investors
14 March
Retired investors typically look for security in their investments ahead of return. Superannuation payments barely cover... More...

Grey Power VP Appointed to National Team
Kāpiti Coast Grey Power Vice-President Roger Booth, who is a District-wide candidate in the Kāpiti Council election, has... More...

Grey Power VP Appointed to National Team
Kāpiti Coast Grey Power Vice-President Roger Booth, who is a District-wide candidate in the Kāpiti Council election, has... More...

Attention all you Silverfox types
4 September
GrownUps are calling for nominations for the next Silverfox! Charming, handsome, confident men in the 50 plus age brack... More...

Grey Power committed to sorting out Home Care Assessment
26 August
Kāpiti Coast Grey Power want to ensure that the effort retiring MP Hon... More...

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