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General Meetings 2020

Venue, Totara Park Recreation Hall, Melwood Drive, Warkworth at 10 a.m.

February 10

Gaye Stratton on Macular Degeneration.


Macular Degeneration (MD) is the leading cause of blindness in NZ and it is treatable. One in 7 people over 50 years of age have some evidence of MD and the incidence increases with age. Many people dismiss the early warning signs of MD, accepting vision loss as a normal part of the ageing process.

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Macular degeneration  affects the central vision and could impact on your ability to drive, read, watch television, participate in your hobbies and recognise faces. Loss of vision can impact on your lifestyle and independence. You could have a higher risk of falls and fracturing hips; developing depression; inability to access health services and earlier admission to nursing homes. However if MD is caught in time, steps can be taken to prevent the onset of MD and treatments are available.

Gaye Stratton, Macular Degeneration New Zealand’s Community Liaison Educator, will dispel myths and misunderstandings about this chronic eye disease and will provide information on the latest treatments and the management of macular degeneration. Information packs will be available.
  • April 20

    Professor Ralph Cooney.

    A Time for Action! - Climate Change and The Circular Economy
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    The talk will include the Era of Climate Change Action, Electric Cars and Planes, Plastics Recycling (The Circular Economy) and Our Galaxy, Our Planet and the Future of Homo Sapiens (us!)

    Ralph is Professor of Chemistry at The School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, Senior Advisor to MBIE - The Biocide Toolbox, former Dean of Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of Tamaki Innovation Campus and recipient of the Jean Marie Lehn Award (IUPAC/Poly-Char) for Outstanding Achievements in Materials Science and Engineering 2019.
  • June 8

    Alison Talmage on Music Therapy.

  • August 10

    Dr Jenny Collins on History of Schools in the Mahurangi District.

  • October 12

    Dr Jonathan Lee on Afghanistan.

Other Events.

March 18

Thinking of living in a Retirement Village - and other options

A free seminar about the legal, financial and personal implications of retirement village living contrasted to other retiree options – at the Browns Bay Bowling Club, 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday 18th March  
Presented by the Retirement Commission which is an impartial Crown agency and this is NOT a marketing event. You will hear robust and objective information and practical tips to help people make better decisions.

The seminar is free, and refreshments will be served for registered attendees.
You can register online:
https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/thinking-of-living-in-retirement-village/auckland/browns-bay
or by phone to Paul on 021 565 321.
You may consider phoning around to make a group and car share to Browns Bay for a day out.

Click here for our meeting location map

New Members are always welcome.
At U3A Warkworth you will meet familiar faces plus a new group of friendly people with similar interests. If you have just moved to the area, or recently retired and are looking for new horizons, this is a pleasant and stimulating way to extend your circle of friends

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Phone contacts:
☎ 021 256 5422 - President
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Bank Account: 02-0480-0133880-00 (U3A Warkworth)

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