The Wairarapa Positive Ageing Strategy was developed by the three Wairarapa councils to prepare for the region’s rapidly ageing community.  In the next 25 years, the number of Wairarapa residents aged over 65 is expected to increase by approximately 79% to nearly 15,000, or 1 in 4 residents.

The aim of the Strategy is to improve and integrate council services for older people to help them lead valued, connected, and fulfilling lives.

The strategy features six strategic goals, which were identified through extensive local research and consultation.

These goals, which will be areas of council focus over the medium to long-term are community support and health services, communication and engagement, transport, cultural diversity, housing, and places, spaces, and activities.

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Positive Ageing Strategy Updates

The development of the strategy is detailed in the following consultation updates:

    Positive Ageing Strategy Coordinator, Lisa Matthews


    Lisa works on behalf of all three Wairarapa councils to achieve the Strategy goals, and meet the needs of Wairarapa’s ageing community.​

    If you have any questions, or want to know more about the Positive Ageing Strategy, please contact:

    Lisa Matthews, Regional Positive Ageing Strategy Coordinator, 06 379 4081 / 027 444 1887 /