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Loneliness – the Hot Topic -and how we can help …..

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.

Looking for something to be a part of? go to www.letslearn.co.nz

Free Financial Capability Workshops

with the Tauranga Budget Advisory Service

Te Puke Bridge Club

Bridge Lessons Start in March

Italian Cooking Classes

Bringing the flavours and atmosphere of Italy to your home

Bolivia & 500 Cards in Te Puke

Newcomers welcome.

Let’s learn – the vision

Taoist Tai Chi Society – Bay of Plenty

We teach Taoist Tai Chi™ arts: a moving meditation – build your strength, flexibility and stillness.

Gernius – Business Performance

Extraordinary Results – Genius !

Baywide Community Law Service

Free legal help

Litt Park Theatre

Theatre club nights and shows

Events

Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach

– What is the zero waste movement? Why is waste reduction important?

– How zero waste principles can revolutionise your perspectives on living and lifestyle, beyond your rubbish bin.

– Innovative examples of waste minimisation policy, practice and thinking from around the globe, and how these might inform community-level waste reduction.

– Tips for how you can reduce the rubbish in your life (including fun DIY household products, cosmetics, and other life hacks).

Hannah and Liam will guide you through the whys and the hows of life without a rubbish bin.

Envirohub Bay of Plenty is pleased to host The Rubbish Trip’s popular presentation on zero waste living in Te Puke as part of Sustainable Backyards 2020.

Te Puke Scottish Society Dance

We organise a monthly dance (on the 3rd Saturday) as a part of the Te Puke community social network that encourages people to be involved in dancing of all kinds in the Western Bay of Plenty.  Come along and meet the friendly people who live in our town.

The dance is at the War Memorial Hall.

Contact: Valerie 573 7093

Don’t forget: You can also Learn to Dance with the club on Monday Nights !
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm at the Te Puke RSA/Citizens Club, Jellicoe Street, Te Puke

Korowai Weaving Workshops

SAT, 15 FEB AT 09:30
Maketu BeachMaketu
This workshop is in Maketu. There will be workshops in Tauranga in July(18/19th and 25/26th) and in August (1st/2nd) 2020.

Bridge in Te Puke


Are you already a bridge player ?

Would you like to learn ?

Come along and meet us.

And there’s a social hour at the end !

 

 

500 Cards in Te Puke

Want to learn to play 500 ?
Know how to play and looking for fellow players ?

 

Come along and meet this happy group and join their weekly games.

Phone Brian 573 8465 for more info.

Caravan Cooking Classes in Te Puke

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
Dates:
December 6th & 20th
January 17th & 31st
February 14th & 28th
March 13th
April 9th& 24th

Spaces are limited so phone to register.
Time:  10am -1pm
Place: Te Puke Community Garden

To register: Phone  Julie Gray 027 630 5935

Email: herbitvegit@gmail.com
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/TePukeCommunityGarden/

Mahjong


Come along and see how mahjong is played.  Join a fun, happy group. Everyone welcome, male, female, all ages, all levels. Thursdays and Sundays.

To make sure there’s enough of the afternoon tea delicious lemon drizzle cake, please let Gig know you are coming.

Phone: 573 5355
Mobile: 0274 306 383
Emailmeegreen11@gmail.com

Crafts & Laughs in Te Puke

Craft Group held every Thursday from 9.00am – 3.00pm

Bring along your projects whether it be scrapbooking, card-making, crochet, knitting, painting, mosaic etc etc. and work on it amongst other creative ladies having a knatter at the same time.

Held at 8 Tui Street, Te Puke (only 12 mins from Bayfair)


$5 incl morning tea and use of any tools available eg. cuttlebug, dies, stamps, inks, punches etc.

For more information phone Deborah on 0274 303-781 or 573-5041

 

 

Bolivia in Te Puke

Want to learn to play Bolivia ?
Know how to play and looking for fellow players ?

Come along and meet this happy group and join their weekly games.

Day: Every Wednesday
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $3, refreshments included
Phone: Doreen 573 8867

Mahjong


Come along and see how mahjong is played.  Join a fun, happy group. Everyone welcome, male, female, all ages, all levels.

To make sure there’s enough of the afternoon tea delicious lemon drizzle cake, please let Gig know you are coming.

We carry on all through December – January.
Visitors welcome.

Phone: 573 5355
Mobile: 0274 306 383
Emailmeegreen11@gmail.com