JUST COOK Healthy Ageing Programme


JUST COOK Healthy Ageing is our 4-session programme aimed at building cooking skills, confidence and motivation to cook, nutrition knowledge and addressing social isolation among older people.

Learn to plan and cook simple healthy meals for 1 or 2 people plus shopping tips, label reading and time-saving strategies. Ideal for those lacking practical cooking skills or who need a boost of confidence to cook for themselves.

The fun and social classes are three hours long and held once a week over four weeks. Includes morning tea and lunch!

The course is free, but a donation is warmly appreciated.

Note: You need to be able to come to all four classes and stand for one hour while cooking

Click here for a programme outline

Upcoming Programmes:

BUPA Upper Hutt

  • Bupa Fergusson Care Home, 654 Fergusson Drive, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018
  • Dates for 2023:
    • October 12, 19, 26, Nov 2
    • November 16, 23, 30, Dec 7
  • Time: 10am – 1pm
  • Please contact Sue on 022 312 9120 or email to register for a programme


  • Ascot Care Home, 149 Racecourse Road, Glengarry
  • Dates for 2023:
    • More dates to be confirmed
  • Please contact Anna on 021 143 7308 or email to register for a programme

Feedback from participants

“The tutors are very knowledgeable in the subjects and have a great manner with the class. Well done and appreciated.”

“The handouts with all the information and the ladies giving us the course were excellent. Thank you for the course I really enjoyed everything.”

For more information about healthy ageing, visit:

Healthy Eating: Older Adults webpage guidelines for good nutrition in older people



Last modified: July 30, 2023