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Older adults supported with workshops in Ōrākei

Published: 21 February 2019

Ōrākei Local Board is supporting a series of workshops for older adults run by Age Concern Auckland out of the Ōrākei Community Centre over March and April.

The workshops aim to arm older people with key life skills to ensure their wellbeing and ongoing participation in society.

Training in technology and use of the internet will be given, as well as driver refresher training and decision making tools for homeowner-occupiers.  

Ōrākei Local Board Chair Kit Parkinson says older adults are a growing part of the community and more needs to be done to support them.

“We know that isolation can be a significant problem for our older community members. Almost everything is done online these days; we want to support older adults to feel confident navigating digital spaces, making sure that they’re able to participate in an increasingly digitised society.

“We also need to ensure that our older adults continue to feel confident on the roads and that they have strategies in place to ensure they’re safe and secure in their homes,” he said.

Kevin Lamb, CEO of Age Concern Auckland, says the workshops aim to maximise the independence of older adults and promote positive ageing strategies.

Find out more about the workshop series here.