Taihape Older & Bolder Inc.

To support all older people in our community to age positively and feel valued both within their families and community.

A comprehensive programme for older people run by a coordinator to organise trips, events, courses, home visiting and transport.

The aim of the organisation is to stimulate the socially isolated older rural people both mentally and physically, many who do not drive or those who do are loath to drive out of town now with the volume of traffic on the main highway and whose family have now moved to the bigger cities.

The organiser also employs a coordinator to run the Taihape Friendship Group which meets twice monthly for companionship, lunch and entertainment many of these are the less fit and able who do not go on the trips out of town or attend many of the more strenuous events. The Older and Bolder coordinator provides a six weekly newsletter which goes out to approx 90 homes informing the older people of appropriate topics pertaining to older people and also to keep them informed of upcoming events courses, etc.