A busy, fun and informative first half of the year has come to an end for Forbes U3A (University of the Third Age) members with a wide range of activities.
We’ve had some excellent presenters in our “My Brilliant Career” series, a lesson on how to prune roses, a grand tour of local restaurants in our “A Taste of Forbes” series for lunch and “Show and Tell” a fun series where members bring precious, historic or unusual objects to talk about. Our regular activities set to keep the brain working and the body moving are croquet, Tai Chi, Scrabble, and our wonderful choir which continues across the year.
Our members enjoy trips to the theatre in Orange, as well as a two-day trip to Goulburn, Australia’s first Inland city with a host of historical features.
As we are preparing for our next range of activities over the next five months, new members are very welcome and can come along to our next general meeting on Tuesday, 9th August at 1:30pm in the Uniting Church Hall for a presentation on the next half year’s courses and activities. For further information please call Anne Stewart, secretary on 0403 874 855.
By Anne Stewart
Universities of the Third Age, or U3As are voluntary, non-profit organisations which aim to offer older people low-cost educational opportunities which operate in a pleasant, supportive social setting. There are no formal entry requirements, no examinations and no “awards”. U3As are basically self-help groups built on the premise that collectively older people have the skills and knowledge to provide learning opportunities (education) for themselves. After all, “experts” of all kinds in all fields eventually retire! In fact the word “university” in the title is used in its earliest sense – a community of scholars who get together to help each other in a learning/social experience.