Kāpiti Coast Older Persons' Council
The Kāpiti Coast Older Persons' Council (formerly the Council of Elders) was established in 2008 as a voice for older people in our community.
The Older Persons' Council:
- advises Kāpiti Coast District Council to influence policy and planning
- advocates to government agencies
- holds senior expos that promote services for older people and their families
- holds community forums to inform older people on issues that affect their everyday living
- undertakes projects that improve older people's wellbeing
David Ogden is the current chairperson of the group. Due to COVID-19 the group has not been able to meet regularly for last two years.
New members are always welcome.
For more information on the Older Persons’ Council email Claire Rewi [email protected]
Saturday 1 October marks the International Day of Older Persons. This is celebrated around the world to acknowledge and honour the contribution that older persons have made and continue to make to communities.
It is an important day to recognise the positive impact older people make.
2022 Theme: Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World.
To celebrate we are putting together two weeks of events and activities for seniors all across Kāpiti.
These will be a series of community-led events for older people. Events will be put together in a booklet style and promoted around the region.
All these special events, activities and special promotions will run anytime in the two weeks starting from the International day of the Older Person - Saturday 1 October through to Sunday 16 October.
Check out the Seniors Week Event Booklet[PDF 2 MB] to see all the available events.
Theme: My Mother's apron, Stories from the kitchen table.
The Kāpiti Coast Older Persons’ Council put together an exhibition to acknowledge Mother’s Day, a follow on from our exhibition that honoured and celebrated older people on the Kāpiti Coast.
We asked the people of Kāpiti to write a short story, poem, or letter to Mums, or share a memory of her signature dish, recipe, or family mealtime experience, and to send us with a picture. All entries were displayed in Paraparaumu Library and Coastlands for the community to enjoy.
All entries went into the draw to win one of two hampers. The winners of the Hampers were Danelle Stella and Grace Terry.
You can watch the heartwarming stories and recipe videos and read the touching submissions below:
My Mother's Apron exhibition booklet[PDF 4.42 MB].