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Ready for Living

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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.

You can download a copy of the booklet here.

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

Free Swimming

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:

For more information check out the Ready for Living Website here.

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