Older Persons

Last updated: 26 May, 2022 11:48am

Carterton District Council is a proud supporter of those young at heart in our local community.  

There are many local groups to join and activities to participate in providing opportunities to connect with others sharing similar interests and hobbies.  

You can also get further details from the team at the Carterton Information Centre.

  • Positive Ageing Strategy
  • Carterton Friendship Club
  • Carterton Library
  • University of the Third Age Book Club
  • Sunset Cinema
  • Club Carterton
  • Age Concern Wairarapa
  • Seniorline provides information for older people to make decisions about staying at home, retirement villages, home care, day care, and rest homes.
  • Superseniors website is run by the Office for Seniors through the Ministry of Social Development and acts as a gateway to information and services for seniors.
  • Club Carterton
  • Sunset Cinema
  • Age Concern Wairarapa

Positive Ageing Strategy

The Wairarapa Positive Ageing Strategy was developed by the three Wairarapa District Councils to prepare for our 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.

Wairarapa Positive Ageing Strategy

Carterton Friendship Club

The Carterton Friendship Club is a community group of  active retirees who enjoy regular opportunities to keep their minds active, expand their interests and enjoy the fellowship of new friends.

The club meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 10am at the Carterton Events Centre (gather at 9.45am).

New members are welcome.

Call Jeanne Emery on 06 379 5444 for more information.

Carterton Library

The Library have a Book Club that meets on the last Monday of each month 10.30am – 11.30am.

The Club members read, understand, and discuss books, make new friends, and socialise.

Tea and coffee provided – just a koha please.

A Home Service is also available for members who are physically unable to visit the library.  

This is a free service that delivers library items to homes either as a short-term service for those recovering from an illness, or an operation or as a long-term service.

The Fully Grown Ups website provides useful information about services and opportunities for wellbeing.

Visit our library at 50 Holloway St for more information.

You can also visit our Library page or the Wairarapa Library Services website.

Contact the Library


Sunset Cinema

The Carterton Film Society Sunset Cinema shows a fantastic range of international and local films at the Carterton Events Centre.

Come along to see exhilarating, thought-provoking and riotously funny stories that Wairarapa film fans can all share together!

Movies begin at 7.30pm with doors opening at 7.00pm.

Drinks and snacks are available to enjoy before the movie.

Visit the Carterton Film Society Sunset Cinema website for more information.

Club Carterton

Club Carterton is the home of Carterton RSA and offers a warm friendly environment, excellent service, competitive prices, and a wide range of facilities and activities.

All new members, guests, and affiliated members are welcomed.  

There are many events and weekly activities held at the Club including housie, mahjong, card games, darts, pool, and snooker.

Visit the Club Carterton website for more information.

Age Concern Wairarapa

Age Concern Wairarapa is a charitable organisation dedicated solely to people over 65. They promote dignity, wellbeing, equity, and respect and provide expert information and support services in response to older people’s needs.

They are active and vocal on relevant issues and work to ensure older people stay connected with their family, friends, and community.

Age Concern Wairarapa runs an Accredited Visiting Service for socially isolated older people who are less able to leave their homes.

They have a Seniors’ Empowerment unit that supports people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, any form of abuse (physical, financial, psychological) or neglect. Age Concern also organise social trips to shows and events, and activities include choir, coffee mornings with guest speakers, line dancing, exercise, and balance-building courses.

There are also road-code refresher courses, and courses on Life Without A Car. They can assess you for the Total Mobility scheme providing discounted taxi transport.

Visit the Age Concern Wairarapa website for more information.