Age Friendly Business programme

The Gore District have established New Zealand’s first Age Friendly Business programme, that recognises businesses and organisations in their area that are aspiring to be an age friendly business.

An age friendly business or service is person centered. It aims to create an environment that is accessible and provide a customer service experience that is inclusive and respectful. It offers products and services that meet the needs of all of its customers and clients irrespective of age, life stage and ability.

Establishing an Age Friendly Business programme in my area

If you are interested in developing an Age Friendly Business programme in your community, city or town get in touch with the Office for Seniors by emailing

As a part of their programme the Age Friendly Business Framework and Toolkit were developed, designed to be used by other regions and communities. These resources were developed collaboratively by Gore district’s Ready for Living programme, local businesses and its older community members and was facilitated by Partners in Change with support from the Office for Seniors.

Click here to read the Becoming and Age Friendly Business Book

Click here to read the Age Friendly Business Action Plan

Click here to read the Age Friendly Business Toolkit