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Community Education – Is one of the benefits of ‘community education classes’ helping overcome loneliness and isolation?
One of the discussion points Let’s Learn’s Committee members had with MP Jan Tinetti recently, dwelt on the undervalued benefit of night classes and day courses in helping people meet others in their community, and overcoming loneliness and isolation. The courses aren’t just for you to learn a skill or hobby, but they meet a deep and meaningful need for social interaction and connection.
Loneliness appears to be a hot topic – and people getting involved in some form of Community Education could be one solution. While social media works for some, there are others who need real contact, verbal communication and interaction and to feel part of a group. Courses and classes give people the opportunity to gather with a common focus, and while undertaking that journey, they get their social needs met too.
While some people dismiss the idea and value of such courses, they are unknowingly disregarding the powerful side effects that social interaction in a safe and nurturing place can offer.
So next time you hear someone say they are lonely, or feel isolated, maybe you could suggest a local community education course, club or hobby group.. and emphasise the social interaction and contribution they could enjoy by attending.
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This workshop is suitable for all ages and stages, households and flats, in fact everybody should attend!
When: Wednesday 11th December 6.30pm – 9pm
Where: The Orchard Church, 20 MacLoughlin Drive, Te Puke
Cost: $15 for an individual or couple. Includes $60 goodie bag.
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Julie Gray will be holding cooking classes in a caravan based at the Te Puke Community Gardens and run as an extension of the garden’s contribution to the community. It will be simple, easy food prepared with produce picked from the garden. Other food supplied by community establishments will also be used to create healthy meals for the family. Snacks, preserving and other fun things to do with food are on the menu too.
The classes will be run through the summer
December 6th & 20th
January 17th & 31st
February 14th & 28th
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Spaces are limited so phone to register.
Time: 10am -1pm
Place: Te Puke Community Garden
To register: Phone Julie Gray 027 630 5935
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