Super Gold Card
The gold card is a discounts and concessions card for seniors and veterans, in recognition of the contribution to New Zealand society. It offers discounts from a range of businesses, government concessions (including free off-peak public transport), and discounted services from your local council.
For information about senior services such as financial assistance, help with care, taxes and tax codes, and support from community organisations, visit the Ministry of Health website.
60s up groups
Upper Hutt is a branch of the National 60s Up Movement, with a total of five groups in the local area. Groups include; Brown Owl, Maidstone, Moonshine, Silverstream, and central Upper Hutt.
Each group has a regular meeting time and host a range of activities. For more information and contact details visit https://60supmovement.org.nz/upper_hutt.htm
Remutaka Lions Club
The Remutaka Lions Club is a gender inclusive club with members ranging from 40-75 years of age. They meet on the first and third Monday of every month from 6 pm at the King Lion Hall. For more details visit https://www.lionsclubs.org.nz/
Upper Hutt is the host of two Rotary Clubs, Upper Hutt and Heretaunga Rotary. Both clubs are active in the local community and support a range of activities and funding. For more information or to become a member of the club, click on the following links:
Heretaunga Rotary Club
Upper Hutt Rotary Club
Grey Power is an advocacy group for older citizens who talk to government and advocate for change. They also host a range of initiatives and activities. For more information visit http://greypowerhuttvalley.org.nz/huttvalley/about/
Age Concern is a charitable organisation dedicated solely to people over 65. They promote dignity, wellbeing, equality, and respect, and provide expert information and support services in response to older peoples needs. If you would like to know more about what Age Concern offers and the their range of support services, visit https://www.ageconcern.org.nz
Senior Net is an organisation based in Upper Hutt that supports and assists people 50+ to use a computer and other forms of technology. You will find them located down City Arcade, Main Street, Upper Hutt. For more information visit https://seniornet.co.nz/
Positive Ageing Week
Council supports positive ageing week by running events in the local community. Council also run a series of intergenerational programmes aimed at lowering social isolation, growing resilience across generations, and encouraging community connections.
Across Council Activities
The Upper Hutt City Library, H20 Xtream, and Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre host a range of activities and programmes for older adults. Click on a link below for more information about these programmes please click the links below:
Upper Hutt City Library
H20 Xtream Aquatic Centre
Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre