More than 600 residents turned up at a recent Waikanae event to find out what there is to do for older people living in Kāpiti.

The ‘Age on the Go’ Expo, opened with a speech from Mayor K Gurunathan, comprised around 40 displays, exhibits and stalls showing what recreational, health and lifestyle opportunities there are for the district’s older population.

“The event went really well. Perhaps the most satisfying thing about it for me were the comments from people who had recently moved to the coast, saying they were excited about how much there is to do here,” Chair of the Older Persons’ Council (OPC), John Hayes, said.


The biennial expo, the 4th to be held in the district, is also run to highlight what the OPC is all about and encourage people to join.

Established as a partnership group that works with the community and the Kāpiti Coast District Council, the OPC provides an independent ‘voice’ for older people in the community.  It works to shape ideas and policies that promote positive ageing and advises on issues that concern and affect older people.


From What's On
The Age on the Go Expo was held on the 29th April, 2017, at the the Waikanae Memorial Hall.


Exhibitors were:


ACC
AGE CONCERN KAPITI
ALZHEIMERS WELLINGTON
BAY AUDIOLOGY
BOWTECH BOWEN THERAPY
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU KĀPITI
CONNIES' ANGELS HOME CARE
COOPERTOP
DISABILITY INFORMATION & EQUIPMENT CENTRE
DRIVING MISS DAISY
ENLIVEN POSITIVE AGEING 
FREEDOM DRIVERS
FREEDOM MEDICAL ALARMS     
HEALTH FOR LIFE (Nee Hardys’ Health Store)             
HEALTHY START
I-SITE
KAPITI COAST U3A
KAPITI COAST WEA
KAPITI GENEALOGY
KAPITI GREY POWER
KAPITI HEARING LTD
KAPITI PHILATELIC SOCIETY
KĀPITI SENIORNET
MENZSHED KAPITI                     
NEW GENERATION LIQUORICE
NEW IMAGE INTERNATIONAL         
NZ RED CROSS KAPITI
PARKINSONS’ EDUCATION
RIMU CHIROPRACTIC STUDIO
SECURELY
ST JOHN MEDICAL ALARMS                              
TAOIST TAI CHI
THE HEARING COMPANY
WAIKANAE CAMEO SOCIETY
WAIKANAE CARE & CRAFT CENTRE
WAIKANAE LAW
WAIMEA WOMENS’ INSTITUTE
WELLINGTON TRAMWAY MUSEUM
WOMENS PROBUS CLUB OF WAIKANAE
Pehi Kupa St, Waikanae 5036