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GROWING OLD INTELLIGENTLY. DO YOU WANT TO BE ACTIVE OR DO YOU WANT TO BLOB OUT . Decision Time !. What am I going to do in retirement? How am I going to spend my time? I must have something to keep me interested and occupied. Do I want to help others in my community?

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growing old intelligently

GROWINGOLDINTELLIGENTLY

DO YOU WANT TO BE ACTIVE

OR

DO YOU WANT TO BLOB OUT

decision time
Decision Time !
  • What am I going to do in retirement?
  • How am I going to spend my time?
  • I must have something to keep me interested and occupied.
  • Do I want to help others in my community?
  • I must avoid STRIFE at home.
being active means using both your body brain

Being active means using both yourBody & Brain

The body grows on exercise

The brain grows with learning

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We live longer these days because of
    • Better medical facilities and knowledge
    • Better support schemes
    • Better living conditions

We need to keep active both mentally and physically

u3a university of the third age

U3A = UNIVERSITYof the THIRD AGE

This is for those who have a large range of interests

and want to learn from each other

by joining groups with common interests

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U3A
  • Is great for people who don’t want to attend formal classes, but have knowledge of interesting topics which they are prepared to share with others.
  • Joining fees are low.
  • No qualifications required to start learning.
  • No diplomas at the end.
  • Courses run by volunteers in homes or other suitable venues.
  • Huge range of topics are discussed – Kapiti branch has 34 topics

this term!

seniornet

SENIORNET

Is for those who want to stay ahead

of their Grandchildren by

learning COMPUTER SKILLS

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Originated in U.S.A in 1986 as the result of a research project at the University of San Francisco, the aim of which was to determine whether Computers and Telecommunications could enhance the lives of “elders”

  • Wellington was the first to form a SeniorNet centre outside America.
  • There are now over 100 Learning Centres in N.Z.
  • In excess of 25,000 people are SeniorNet members in N.Z.
  • Anyone over 55 years of age can join.
  • “Not for Profit” organisation, so costs to members is low.
  • Some “oldies” inherit their children's computers, without the skills.
typical classroom scene
Typical classroom scene
  • Tutors are all volunteers and unpaid.
  • Very low Pupil/Tutor ratio.
  • One 2½ hour lesson per week.
  • Typical cost for course $40 – $60.
  • Large range of topics available, from basics for those with no previous experience, to word processing, e-mail, web browsing, digital photography and many specialist courses. Small clubs may run 15 courses per term, larger ones up 25 or more.
  • Simple manuals are supplied for every student to keep, for each course.
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Government have been assisting with funds, but future funding from Government will only be available for Learning Centres which join

The Federation Of New Zealand SeniorNet Societies Inc.

This will ensure that only approved subjects are funded.

Currently over 70% of SeniorNet groups have joined and a 90% enrolment is expected.

how can i find out more

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

EITHER

Look in your Rotary Directory

or visit

rotary9940.org.nz/Vocational/Senior

Vocational

useful websites
Useful websites
  • For U3A:
  • www.u3aonline.org.au
  • For SeniorNet:
  • www.seniornet.co.nz
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FOR SENIORS

SENIORNET

BY SENIORS