LIFE FRIENDS - grow your social capital

  • Start Date: Wednesday 12th Feb, 2020.
  • End Date: Wednesday 1st Apr, 2020.
  • Time: 6.00 - 7.30.
  • 4 Weeks.
  • 1.5 hours per week.
  • Course Fee: $35.00.

ENROL NOW FOR TERM 1 2020 (This class runs every 2 weeks in an 8 week term)

Tutor: Wendy Vanden Berg.

This class runs over 2 terms (Term 1 & 2)

Do you want to learn and practise how and where you can make meaningful friendships? Or have you just moved to Hamilton and want to know what kinds of activities our city has to offer? Have you left school and your friends moved away from Hamilton? If you would like to build your confidence approaching people who enjoy the same activities as you, then this course is for you.

Life Friends is a five month course designed to support people to learn what having friendships and meaningful relationships are about, and how to go about building them.

Throughout the programme, participants will expand on their current relationships, social skills and relationship building skills.

A key part of Life Friends focuses on each individual. Participants will identify who they are, and who they want to be.

Life Friends puts emphasis on finding and joining existing clubs or groups that match people’s interests and passions and being part of the community through relationships, valued roles and contribution.

A Life Unlimited programme coordinator facilitates Life Friends and volunteers support the programme.

This course runs fortnightly over two terms, with a break over the school holidays.

Through the use of visual aids, pictures, PowerPoints, activities, role-plays and videos, the course caters for all levels of literacy and communication skills.

A tutor will meet with or call potential students before the course commences. 


About Life Unlimited

Life Unlimited is a charitable trust offering health and disability information, advice and equipment to enable you to live the life you choose. Everything we do helps to create opportunities for people to make and be in control of their own life choices.


About the tutor:

Wendy van den Berg is a programme facilitator with Life Unlimited, and runs a number of community programmes. Wendy has worked in the health field for over 10 years, and has a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Waikato.

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This course is supported by the TEC (Tertiary Education Commission) to assist with literacy and numeracy needs of students. You must attend 80% of the class. At the same time we hope you will learn other useful and interesting skills and have a lot of fun learning with us.