For those with free time and a desire to learn. U3A provides an ideal environment in which to pursue new or existing interests.
Visit our monthly meeting to see if you would like to join this friendly group. A full list of interest groups is available on this site under Groups
U3A Takapuna has 38+ Special Interest Groups that you might find interesting. These groups are provided by members with the intent of creating a learning environment where there are no exams and you can lean at your own pace.
Here are a couple of groups that might interest you
Board Games helps memory, stronger immune system, Enhances Mental Health, Stress Relief, & Laughter. Interested? Call our convenors Leonie 027-877-8811 or Ron 021-728-703
Mind Body Medicine. A series of lectures by professional's in the field. We are only just leaning how much the mind affects our body. Join us for a gentle travel through the subject. These are professional lectures recorded in USA and we watch two videos per month.
After each video we discuss what we have learnt and share our thoughts with others in the group. Then we watch the second video and discuss that one. A great way to learn.
Interested? Call our convenors Graham 489-5366 or Stephen 027-646-3866
Not a member of U3A Takapuna but would like to attend our groups then head over to the Join option on this website and you can join right now.
May Meeting Wednesday May 1st 9:45 am
Guest Speaker: Grace Benson
Topic: Florence Nightingale: Her relevance and legacy today.
Grace has been a Lecturer in the School of Nursing at Manukau Institute of Technology since 1982. She has been
a Registered General and Obstetric Nurse since 1960 and holds a current Practising Certificate with the Nursing
Council of New Zealand. Born in 1938, Grace spent her first 18 years living on Great Barrier Island in Medlands Bay where her grandparents settled in the 1860s. Grace dreamed only of a career as a nurse and left the Island in 1956 to start her nursing training with the Auckland School of Nursing.
Having a passion for the history of nursing, Grace became interested in the ‘Founder of Modern Nursing’ Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). In 2010 Grace went on a pilgrimage to the homes and places where Nightingale lived and worked, including
her birthplace in Florence and the old Barrack Hospital at Scutari, Istanbul. Grace will be speaking of her personal experiences of nursing in her lifetime, the influence of her grandmother signing the Women’s Suffrage petition in 1893, seeing the rural nurse arrive on horseback in her early years, and how Florence Nightingale has continued to inspire her passion for nursing to this day. In 2017 Grace received recognition for her contribution to Nursing by gaining The
Kiwibank Local Hero Award and also a Certificate of Achievement as a Semi-finalist Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year.
Topic: Saving LST 325
Photos from U3A New Members Day