Age Concern Kapiti Coast
A hub of trusted information, support and advocacy that enable older people in Kapiti to have real choices and to stay connected.
Age Concern Kapiti was founded in 1990, and is one of 35 Age Concerns around the country, Age Concern New Zealand is our national body.
Where are we: 1st Floor, Coastlands Shopping Town, Paraparaumu.
Phone: 04 298 8879 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Staying Safe: refresher driving courses for the older driver
In association with Waka Kotahi (NZTA), Age Concern Kapiti is delivering refresher driving courses for older drivers. All course materials and handbooks are provided.
Thursday, 9 September, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Thursday, 14 October, 10.00am – 2.00pm
Where: Rimu Room, Level 1, Coastlands Mall, Paraparaumu
Lunch and refreshments are provided.
To reserve a place phone: Age Concern Kapiti – 04 298 8879 – bookings are essential
Paraparaumu Pop in Centre
A place for seniors to come and enjoy good company and friendship. Pop in for a chat or cuppa and meet some new friends.
Where: Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room
When: Fridays – 1.00 to 3.00pm
Dementia Wellington Kapiti Activities
Cog Cafe – coffee and catch up for those with a dementia and their supporter.
Where: Anzil Cafe, Lindale, Paraparaumu
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 10.00am to 11.00am
For further details email: email@example.com
Kapiti Living Well – an opportunity for people in the early stages of dementia to socialise with others in a similar situation.
When 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 11.00am to 12 noon
For further details email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What you need to know about dementia
Dementia Wellington has developed a series of seminars to answer the most common questions we get about dementia.
Each topic will be presented by a subject matter expert, with opportunity for questions and discussion.
These seminars are open to anyone who supports somebody with dementia- to find out more contact:
Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society
12 or more art and craft groups meet regularly in our workrooms. Members can join as many or as few groups as they choose.
When: Open Thursday to Sunday Winter 10.00am to 3.00pm and Summer to 4.00pm
Where: 192 Raumati Road, Raumati Beach –
Contact: 04 902 8549
To find out more, click the following link
Kapiti Community Choir
When: Tuesdays 7.00 to 8.30pm
Where: Community Hall, KUP Church, Weka Road, Raumati
Everyone welcome, no experience required, learn new songs for performances in December. Safe, healthy, fun!
To find out more email: email@example.com
Healthy Ageing Together (HAT) group
A forum to meet, chat, hear a guest speaker and have morning tea.
When: 1st Thursday of the month at 10.30am
Where: Rimu Room, 1st Floor Coastlands, Paraparaumu
For more information contact: Alison (04) 298 8879
Kapiti Coast Photographic Society
The Kapiti Coast Photographic Society is open to anyone with an interest in the art of photography. The Society is affiliated to the Photographic Society of New Zealand
When: 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month at 7:30 pm
When: 4th Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm
Where: Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu
Kapiti Coast U3A (University of the 3rd Age)
Kapiti U3A was set up in 1993. Approximately 20 Interest Groups are run during the year. Groups may be weekly, fortnightly, or monthly and can run for a few sessions or the whole year.
For more information: http://www.kapitiu3a.com/
Probus Kapiti Coast
When: Last Thursday of month, 10.00 am
Where: Ocean Road Community Centre, 45 Ocean Road, Paraparaumu Beach
Contact: 04 298 3932
Our Shed is well equipped for woodworking projects as well as quite reasonable metalworking facilities. A garden group is also very active landscaping the site with retaining walls and raised garden beds with a good supply of produce being delivered to the local food bank. Most of the activities undertaken at the Shed are for the local community and community groups. There is also a small music group who will be looking forward to our new meeting facilities for their weekly jam sessions. Our building program is progressing well with our amenities block of toilets, kitchen and meeting room nearing completion.
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 1pm
Where: Down the drive beside 24 Rangihiroa Street, Waikanae Beach.
Contact: Secretary Peter Rendall 021 209 3801 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Kapiti Joggers & Walkers
Meets every Sunday 8.00am at different locations
Contacts Roger or Pam Childs Tel 04 902 154 or email: email@example.com
Kapiti Thursday Walkers
An informal group, who walk every week (wet or fine). Walks are confined to the Kapiti Coast District, from Paekakariki to Otaki. We generally walk for about two hours starting promptly at 10:00 am Our Walking Schedule is on our website.
SeniorNet Kapiti Inc
Where: 200 Matai Road, Raumati Beach
Contact: 04 299 0754
New Zealand Federation of Women’s Institutes
Reikorangi Waikanae Paraparaumu Otaki
For further information: Website
The Red Hat Society
This is an international women’s social society targeted to women approaching 50 and beyond. Most women give their all to family, career, and community and forget to take time for themselves.
We discovered that all of us need an occasional “recess” from the cares and duties of everyday life for no other purpose than to have fun with like minded women.
Kapiti Coast Grey Power Association
Free quarterly magazine, public meetings every third month.
Contact: 04 902 5680
Where: 9 Iver Trask Place, Paraparaumu
Contact: 04 296 4700
For more information:
Kapiti Citizens Advice Bureau
Open: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm
Where 1st Floor, Coastlands Shoppingtown, Paraparaumu
Phone 04 298 4944
Kapiti Coffee Club
Stroke survivors and Carers get together for coffee and a chat
When: Second Tuesday each month at 10am
Where: Cafe Palms, 11 Amohia Street, Kapiti Lights, Paraparaumu
Contact: Annette Halliwell (04) 902 3486 or Bronwyn Glavin 021 962 366
Get up to date information/advocacy on Work and Income benefits.
When: Monthly clinics 1st Monday of each month
Where: CAB, 1st Floor, Coastlands Shopping Centre, Paraparaumu
Contact: CAB offices 04 298 4944
Life Without a Car
These courses run by Age Concern Kapiti provide helpful information for older people adjusting to life without a car.
Watch for dates and details about these courses.
Steady As You Go (SAYGo)
The SAYGo falls prevention classes run by Age Concern Kapiti cannot be held during Covid-19 Alert Level 4.
Meantime you may like to try the YouTube Age Concern Wellington SAYGo falls prevention exercises.
Watch out for dates when classes resume.
Loss & Grief Centre
Loss and grief come in many forms and whatever the loss we are here to support you.
Drop-in Days: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons 1.3pm to 4.00pm
Contact: Phone: 027 424 4187 email: firstname.lastname@example.org