JUST COOK Healthy Ageing Programme

JUST COOK Healthy Ageing is our 4-week 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 over four weeks. Includes morning tea and lunch!

Payment by donation. 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 Rosedale, Auckland 

  • Dates
    • Programme 1: August 12, 19, 26, Sept 2 (Fridays) FULLY BOOKED, REGISTRATIONS CLOSED
    • Programme 2: September 23, 30, October 7, 14 (Fridays) OPEN
    • Programme 3: November 4, 11, 18, 25 (Fridays) OPEN
  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • Where: BUPA Hugh Green Village, 105 Apollo Drive, Rosedale, Auckland
  • To register contact: Anna Mrkusic +64211437308 or


  • Dates: September 2, 9, 16, 23 (Fridays)
  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • Where: Headingly Centre, 2 Headingly Lane, Richmond 7020
  • To register contact: Annette Nistor on 03 5440272 or Anna Mrkusic +64211437308 or anna@nutritionfoundation

BUPA Upper Hutt

  • Dates: September 8, 15, 29, Oct 6 (Thursdays)
  • Time: 10am-1pm
  • Where: Bupa Fergusson Care Home, 654 Fergusson Drive, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018
  • To register contact: Karen White 021 777 900 or

BUPA Hamilton

  • Programmes are upcoming in BUPA’s Foxbridge Village. Dates TBC.


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: August 30, 2022