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Active ageing in Eastern Southland


The Ready for Living project was commenced in 2018, in response to statistics showing that 41% of the Gore Population was aged 50+.

Ready for Living is a community-led project, facilitated by Gore District Council, currently funded by P H Vickery Trust, with previous funding from MBIE (Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment), Community Networking Trust, Mataura Licensing Trust and Community Trust South.  The project was launched in 2018 to understand local perceptions of ageing and retirement, and put strategies in place to ensure ensure the vitality and sustainability of Eastern Southland into the future.

Question One. Why do we need this project?

The Gore District's population is 'growing up', and in the coming years will become even more mature. The job of this project is to ensure that Eastern Southland has everything needed to ensure its population can age in a safe, secure and healthy environment.

Question Two: How can I contribute?

At anytime you can contact our Coordinator Kylie Aitken. Kylie can add you to the database of people keen to be involved in initiatives or projects that Ready for Living need community input for.

Kylie has contacts with many organisations looking for volunteers, if this is something you are interested in she will be able to help you find the right role for you.

Contact Kylie on 0211980480 or