Seniors

Frailty – a hidden health system driver April 7, 2022 By Ian Powell For some years, New Zealand’s public hospitals have been experiencing increasing patient demand for diagnosis and treatment (surgical and non-surgical). Some of… ...
Great advice for Kapiti 50+ entrepreneurs March 24, 2022 Help is at hand for the growing numbers of the 50+ brigade thinking about launching their own business enterprises, as well as for those already… ...
Kapiti Pakeke Lions deliver for the Community February 24, 2022 The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club recently drew their Playhouse raffle and the winner (ticket number 3905) lives in Otaki. Club President Richard Pickering says the… ...
Kapiti retirement villages hit with Covid February 22, 2022 Covid is currently sweeping through the country and has landed in Kapiti with two retirement villages reporting cases this week. In both cases the villages… ...
Kapiti health ranks boosted February 16, 2022 Kapiti has had a recent boost to its health ranks with the appointment of audiologist Dr Paul Catlow to Kapiti Hearing. There are significant numbers… ...
Beware the scams of the Christmas Grinch November 24, 2021 "You better watch out; you’d better beware, because cybercriminals are everywhere! They are making their lists and checking them twice, to see who’s next to… ...

Kapiti ‘Strawsome’ Hospice fundraiser cancelled October 30, 2021 For only the second time in 15 years, Mary Potter Hospice has cancelled its Kāpiti Strawberry Festival. The fundraising event that attracts thousands of people… ...
Inspiring stories captured October 18, 2021 Kapiti writer Angela Robertson told a full house at the Ocean Road Community Centre that for many the idea of retirement being a sedentary time… ...
Being Older and Bolder in Kapiti October 9, 2021 Kapiti writer Angela Robertson is all about maximising potential as she prepares to launch her latest books with a focus on positive aging. The two… ...
Kapiti book launch honours Anzacs (September 4, 2021) Former platoon commander Lieutenant Colonel Tony Howell told a full Club Vista at Paraparaumu that his new book Vietnam ANZACS was written as a tribute… ...
Bill Manhire – just Wow (August 24, 2021) Bill Manhire lives in Kapiti and his voice belongs to the world. To hear him speak you might think Manhire something of a toff or… ...
Grey Power angered by power outages (August 15, 2021) The Grey Power NZ Federation, representing senior citizens, has reacted with anger to the power outages which left thousands of homes across the North Island… ...
New Zealand Needs To Invest In Elder Abuse Education And Prevention (August 3, 2021) Age Concern New Zealand are calling for funding to be invested its vital elder abuse prevention and education programmes which complement the Governments Elder Abuse… ...
Kapiti Volunteer stories wanted (June 17, 2021) As part of National Volunteer Week 2021 Volunteer Kapiti want to celebrate and recognise your volunteer experiences. "Tell us how your team of volunteers connected… ...
Exercise industry appeals for older Kiwis to get fitter, before the covid vaccine (January 23, 2021) January 21, 2021 New Zealand’s exercise industry is supporting the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine and protecting the people most vulnerable, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard… ...
Top five tips for retirees (September 30, 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… ...
Don’t be difficult with old people (September 5, 2020) ...
100 Years Young for Joyce Rush (August 12, 2020) ...
In the Swing at Sevenoaks (May 23, 2020) ...
Kāpiti Law are back on Deck (May 20, 2020) ...
Jim Bolger addresses Kāpiti OPC (November 22, 2019) 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… ...
Kāpiti – how Age Friendly are we. (November 21, 2019) 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… ...