Kaumatua / Older Person Support
Services to make things a little easier.
Super Gold Card
The SuperGold card is for New Zealand residents aged 65 or over, or people who qualify for New Zealand superannuation or a veteran’s pension. It replaces the Super Card and the Community Services Card (CSC). If you are eligible for CSC entitlements, the SuperGold Card will indicate that.
How do I get one?
Once your New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran’s Pension has been granted, the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) will automatically send your SuperGold Card in the mail. This usually only takes a few weeks.
For more financial support in older age see the NZ Government website
A comprehensive online information service focused on issues concerning older people to empower them to make informed decisions on every aspect of aging.
A charity dedicated to people aged 65+ years, their friends, and whānau which promotes dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect and provides expert information and support services.
Eating and Moving Well in Older Age
As we age, it becomes increasingly important to prioritize healthy lifestyle habits. By incorporating healthy eating and movement, many of the health issues associated with aging can be delayed or even reversed.
Older adults /Kaumatua may need to pay special attention to certain nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D to maintain bone health and have additional protein requirements compared to earlier adulthood.
Visit the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation for more detailed information.