All our events are free. All we ask is that you register with us by calling 03 544 7624 or emailing:



Older drivers are the safest on the roads - they drive more conservatively, they do less mileage and they're less likely to speed. However, older people are more likely to be seriously injured by a crash and to spend more time in hospital. At Age Concern Nelson Tasman we recognise that being able to drive is a key element to maintaining independence and freedom for older people. That's why we like to keep older drivers safe on our roads.

Staying Safe is a 1.5-hour classroom style presentation that gives you a refresher on some of the main road rules, such as motorway driving, giving way, open road driving and intersections. There's no testing involved, and a chance to ask any questions you have about driving around the Nelson region.


Upcoming dates and locations:

  • Wednesday 21 November from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Founders Park, Nelson, venue Jaycee Room
  • Monday 25 February in Motueka, venue TBC
  • Monday 29 April in Golden Bay, venue TBC


If you would like to attend any of these workshops please register with us by contacting Marrit on (03) 5447624 or emailing




CarFit is an AA programme that helps keep senior drivers safe and comfortable in their car. Specially trained volunteers are able to show drivers how to position themselves in their car as safely and comfortably as possible, checking seat belts, steering wheel position, back rests. etc. An Occupational Therapist is also on hand to help with any specific advice. We run these regularly throughout the year. Each session lasts no more than a half hour.


Dates and Locations for CarFit are:

  • Friday 22 March 2019, during the Postive Ageing Expo at the Headingly Centre, appointments from 10am and bookings are necessary.

If you would like to attend any of these workshops please register with us by contacting Marrit on (03) 5447624 or emailing

Life Stories

Have you thought about starting your life story, or capturing memories from your childhood? We are passionate about empowering people to tell their stories because we believe everyone has something worth sharing. The process of either writing or recording memories of your youth and earlier years can be a mix of emotions, and for sone it can be a challenging one. But your life story can be an important treasure not just for you to keep, but for your family to have for ever. If you come to one of our Life Stories presentations, we'll talk about why we value it so much, and give you a free copy of our blank Reflections of Your Life books to take away and fill in at your own leisure.