Ready for Living - Te Ara Tiketike
We’re proud Gore has been recognised as an ‘Age friendly Cities and Communities’ by the World Health Organisation through our Ready for Living programme.
Ready for Living is about making Gore a great place for all people. With the growing number of older people in our community, we are building our knowledge and understanding of the needs of older people so we can put the best things in place for them.
Gore has a large range of social groups, clubs, sports and hobbies for older people to participate in from knitting to fishing, Lions clubs to exercise classes.
Living Well in Later Years
We've put together a handy booklet about local services and connections for older people. There’s everything from how to improve your strength and balance to opportunities to volunteer, perfect guide for those new to the community.
Free Parking For Seniors
Figures show there are 481 over 80-year-olds hold a car driver licence in the Gore District. Since we introduced free parking in Gore these residents in 2021, we’ve had 202 people sign up.
To be eligible for a free parking permit, applicants must:
- Produce a current New Zealand driver licence
- Drive their own vehicle
- Be aged 80 years or over
We have free swimming and aquafit classes in Gore for those aged 80 years and over.
Age Friendly Business Framework
We encourage businesses and organisations to aspire to be age friendly. We aim to support businesses and service providers to adapt to the changing population and to better meet the needs of their customers and clients.
Gore has a variety of Rest homes and retirement village accommodation available:
- Albany House Rest Home
- Bupa Windsor Park Care Home
- Bupa Windsor Park Retirement Village
- Enliven Resthaven – Rest Home and Village
- Parata Rest Home and Village
For more information contact Kylie Aitken - Ready for Living Coordinator
021 198 0480 or [email protected]
Check out the Ready for Living Website here.