WELCOME to the homepage of the U3A Network Canterbury.
The U3A movement aims to encourage an active retirement for women and men in their 'third age' by providing for their cultural, social, physical and intellectual interests. Members are people wanting to widen their interests by getting involved in life-long learning opportunities of all kinds and to share activities in an informal friendly atmosphere.
The U3A Network Canterbury is an assembly of representatives from most of the individual, autonomous U3A groups in Canterbury and has also co-opted members from various U3A groups to help with the expertise required to set up a Network.
In order to be a successful, worthwhile community contact, and a source of information as a contact base for inter-U3A use, this web site has been set up.
The individual U3A groups in Canterbury are linked under this network website and users can access the relevant webpages for up to date details.
Links to the U3A Network NZ webpage and to some overseas U3A websites are also provided, using the menus on the left.
Six New Stories about the Christchurch City Rebuild, held on 19th July, 2016. Attendance 130 U3A members.
U3A St Albans will meet for the second time on 11th August at 9.45am. This will be a planning meeting. 127 registered as members. About half those have already paid the membership fee $20.00. New members are welcome. See the linked website.
The aims of U3A Canterbury Network are:
Publicise the U3A organisation to the Canterbury community
Supply information, provide stability and support, especially for new Presidents
Communicate and interchange, especially with those U3As within NZ, Australia
Develop U3A opportunities, eg joint ventures, Conferences
Share information on news from other U3A groups, travel, conferences, etc
Promote the 5 point ageing model as advocated by current research
Promote the U3A-Online capabilities, and the GEMS Newsletter from Australia
Be a conduit of information/contact details/data base to the wider community, locally, other U3A groups nationally and internationally
The 5 Points of the Successful Ageing Model: