What We Do


WellElder provides physically and financially accessible specialist counselling for people aged 60 and over (55 and over if Maori or Pasifika) living in the Capital & Coast District Health Board area.

Clients may attend on their own, as a couple or with other family/whanau.

We offer up to 6 one-hour counselling sessions at affordable rates.

Counsellors see clients at venues in Newtown, Johnsonville, Porirua and Paraparaumu, and in clients’ homes and rest homes when mobility is an issue.


We run discussion groups on topics related to making the best of life as we age at our centres and at other venues such as community centres.

We also develop group programmes on request for interested groups or organisations.


We provide professional development and training for people working with the elderly eg rest home staff, counsellors, social workers.


We encourage and support research on the wellbeing of older adults. We welcome approaches from interested researchers.

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