Welcome to WellElder
WellElder fondly farewelled Graham Miller, our founding board member who worked diligently and established this much needed counseling service. and established this much needed counseling service. Graham's calm and knowledgeable leadership at the board table and his supportive presence has been much appreciated by staff, board members, ande our stakeholders. It was an amazing opportunity to celebrate WellElder's 2000th client earlier this year.We are proud and privileged to have served 2000 clients in the Wellington region with care.We look forward to continuing the good work to provide specialist counseling service for older people to contribute to the emotional and mental good health of older people.
WellElder want to thank our volunteers past and present who have always have been
at the heart of our organisation enabling us to provide the services of our organisation.
#NVW2020 #mahitahi #teamwork #tautoko #support #whakamiha #appreciate #volunteers
WellElder believes that we all face challenges as we age. We are never too old to learn new skills, change behaviour, grow in insight and understanding or maintain good emotional health. Older people are often challenged to cope with a number of significant changes, sometimes simultaneously, eg: their own reducing physical capabilities, becoming a carer for their spouse and shrinking social networks and opportunities.
Older people are used to getting on with life themselves, but a skilled professional is surprisingly easy to talk to and can help us to:
- Move through depression
- Reduce anxiety and/or stress
- Make our own decisions about issues we are finding challenging
- Improve our relationships
- Develop our sense of wellbeing
- Come to terms with events and decisions in our lives
No issue is too big or too small - our relationships, the loss of friends and family, where we live, memories that we live with, coping with the daily demands of life, anxiety or depression - whatever it is that we face can be brought to counselling.
Our counsellors are all very experienced and interested in working with older adults and know the issues many of us face as we age:
- Health challenges
- Changing relationships with partners, adult children and others
- Living arrangements - whether and how to remain living independently in our home or to move to a retirement village or rest home
- Grief - the loss of friends, family, physical abilities, drivers' licence