Saturday September 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Waikanae Memorial Hall, 7 Pehi Kupa St, Waikanae
The All Ages on the Go Expo is designed to encourage positive, active community participation for all people of all ages and abilities.
This year the Expo was a combined effort by the Kāpiti Coast Older Persons' Council, the Accessibility Advisory Group and KCDC Transport Safety.
The Expo had 50 stalls total with 36 stalls in the main Memorial Hall 36 in the front foyer and a further 11 stalls in the Rimu Hall in the southeast corner of the Waikanae Memorial Hall. These was a combination of community and business stall holders.
On the Tennis Courts to the north of the Memorial Hall were Mobility scooters, Peter Venner Motors also will have a total mobility vehicle on site. The Kapiti Mobility Company had Mobility Scooters and Electric bikes and the Waikanae Mobility scooter club were also on display.
- Occupational Therapy cognitive and physical assessments,
- Metlink Services covering off train, Bus, Snapper card services, Total Mobility access
- Experience of visual impairment and getting about the local community when driving is not an option
- Rightway driving academy, driving lessons both for cars and Ride Forever ACC subsidised motorcycle rider courses
- Mobility permits obtained from CCS Disability Action on Behalf of Raewyn Hailes
- WREMO Plan & Prepare for a disaster (free giveaway Grab & Go bag)
- Kapiti Hearing
- Well-Able Information & Equipment on how they assess Total Mobility
The All Ages on the Go Expo 2019 was a free event, and a great opportunity to get out and about in our community - and keep active!
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.
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