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About Us

Age Concern Kapiti is a Not- For- Profit, Incorporated Society and registered Charitable Trust founded in 1990. We are one of 39 Age Concerns around the country and Age Concern New Zealand is our national body.

Our vision

A community that respects, values, supports and empowers older people in Kapiti.

Our mission

To be a hub of trusted information, support and advocacy to enable older people in Kapiti to have real choices and to stay connected.

Our services

  • AgeConnect Kapiti project
  • Accredited Visiting Service (AVS)
  • Advocacy/Advice/Information
  • Healthy Ageing Together (HAT) monthly meetings
  • Steady As You Go (SAYGO) Falls Prevention Classes
  • Staying Safe Driving classes
  • Life Without a Car classes
  • Advance Care Planning sessions

 

                           

 

We would love to welcome you as a member of Age Concern Kapiti.  For an annual membership fee of $15 you will receive newsletters, our quarterly magazine, other information and updates relating to older people on the Kapiti Coast.

For more information contact us on:  

  • 04 298 8879   or
  • 0800 65 2 105  – then press 5 for Lower North Island and then 3 for Kapiti
  • email:    manager@ageconcernkapiti.co.nz 

 

About AgeConnect Kapiti

AgeConnect Kapiti is an Age Concern Kapiti project. The purpose is to increase social connections for older people/koroua or kuia in Kapiti. We know that social isolation and loneliness are worldwide problems which can have detrimental effects on an individual’s physical and mental health. A Ministry of Social Development briefing paper to the incoming Minister for Seniors in 2017 stated “Social isolation is a key factor for elder abuse and other poor outcomes such as depression and anxiety, alcoholism and dementia and worsening of chronic conditions.”

To establish the extent of social isolation and loneliness in Kapiti, we worked with Massey University to carry out a survey. The study found moderate to high levels of loneliness in Kapiti and that strong neighbourhoods ease loneliness.  To find out more: Massey 2019_social_connections_report

Covid-19 has forced New Zealanders to change the way they live and for many seniors, this disruption to normal life has been exhausting and stressful.

When the Omicron wave began to impact New Zealand in early 2022, Age Concern Wellington Region heard stories of seniors staying home and isolating while others still seemed keen to get out and about. To discover more about what was happening for seniors as large numbers of the population began to be impacted by Omicron, they carried out a survey which represents a snapshot of the wellbeing of seniors in early March 2022.   http://2022 Seniors Survey – Living With Covid in the Community (2)          

AgeConnect Kapiti is about encouraging older people to find opportunities and options that help them to stay connected and involved.  To do this, we are engaging with each Kapiti community and involving local businesses and neighbourhood support groups to help signpost where to find information about What’s On in Kapiti.