Te Wiki Kaumātua Seniors’ Week runs 1-8 October and 2023’s theme is pēperēkou, tōna ao katoa – the whole person. We’re running a range of fun and free events in our libraries for our beloved senior communities. Come join us across the week to learn, connect and meet like-minded people!
Retire Inspired: Navigating the 6 Phases of Retirement
Karori Library, Wednesday 4 October, 12-1pm
In your 50’s 60’s or 70’s, 80’s and up? This phase can be the most creative, productive, and fulfilling part of your life depending on your mindset. In this workshop with author Dr Angela Robertson with we’ll discuss the 6 phases of retirement. Discover ways of finding meaning and purpose, reflect on work and identity, and explore ways of strengthening relationships in the community.
Stories of Dementia
Karori Library, Saturday 7 October, 2-3pm
Join us for a talk on dementia by authors Kristen Phillips (Dad, You’ve got Dementia), Charity Norman (Remember Me), Pip Desmond (Song for Rosaleen) and Anne Schumacher of Dementia Wellington. We will be sharing first-hand experiences, personal journeys, tips for carers, and helpful library resources for both dementia sufferers and their whānau.
Seniors Week Sunday
Johnsonville Library, Sunday 8 Oct, 4:30-6:30pm
Discover the library after-hours! Senior Sunday is an event where the library is open after-hours to seniors who wish to explore and experience what the Johnsonville Library has to offer in a welcoming and relaxed environment. “Pods” of activities will be offered in various spaces and the HIVE Makerspace will remain open. Tea, coffee and pizza will also be on the menu!
And don’t forget our regularly scheduled free library programs, including Book Club, ‘Knit’n Natter group, digital catchup and movie night! Visit our event calendar for more details.