RGM class in action


RGM Aotearoa is a charitable organisation and can only be successful with the support of it’s volunteers and business/foundation partnerships. Thank you to the following organisations for making it possible to continue offering RGM training workshops and community classes.

HOPE Foundation

Healthy Older People


The HOPE Foundation are a charitable trust dedicated to sponsoring research on ageing and its effects on the New Zealand community. They fund a wide range of research areas including biomedical, clinical, public health and wider psycho-social aspects of ageing and we are extremely grateful for their support which they have given right from the initial training workshops in 2019.

Auckland University

Waipapa Taumata Rau


Founded in 1883, Auckland is the country’s largest university with over 40,000 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually.
The University provides valuable support for RGM by hosting the web site, providing a training venue in Auckland and through the on-going work of The Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well (Prof Ngaire Kerse). 


Age Concern

He Manaakitanga Koumatua Aotearoa

Age Concern New Zealand is a charity dedicated to people over 65, their friends, and whānau. Promoting dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect, Age Concern  provides expert information and support services in response to older people’s needs.
We are proud to be associated with Age Concern and are grateful for their support in promoting RGM and providing opportunities to bring RGM to local communities.

Society of Diversional & Recreational Therapists

The NZ Society of Diversional and Recreational Therapists are strong supporters of RGM. Many of their members have undertaken the training and are practising the method with their residents in villages and care centres around the country.