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Seniors’ Week offers fun for older citizens

News from Wellington City Council
Te Wiki Kaumātua Seniors’ Week is to be 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 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 get engaged.

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 Councillor Dawson.

wcc.govt.nz/seniorsweek

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