Hutt City Council is committed to making Lower Hutt a great place to live for people of all ages, for now and the future. Find out what services are available to older people living here.
Clubs and societies
Probus is a Rotary club service that offers member benefits like international and domestic travel, day trips, luncheons and plenty of opportunities to meet new people. There are lots of groups within the Hutt Valley.
A multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, senior migrant citizens' society with members from 13 countries. Members meet to socialise, participate in recreational activities, share cultural and craft skills, relate with others in the community and integrate into New Zealand society.
Meets at the Waiwhetu Uniting Church Community Hall, 2 Trafalgar Street, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt.
Telephone: 04 568 8915
We support a number of community centres and houses in the Hutt region that provide programmes and activities for seniors. Each community centre has programmes for older people who want to socialise or get active.
Low cost residential options for seniors
Urban Plus is a Council-controlled organisation that supplies rental residential properties for seniors in Lower Hutt. You can apply for housing through their website.
If you would like to apply for public housing, including a Kainga Ora home (formerly Housing New Zealand), your first step is to talk to Work and Income about your housing needs. They'll discuss your situation with you and look at the best way to help. Then, if you are eligible to be considered for the public housing register, they'll arrange an assessment interview for you.
To get started, call Work and Income on 0800 559 009 or Senior Services on 0800 552 002 if you're over 65.