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U3A Bundaberg creates social connections

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Yoga classes are just some of the activities U3A Bundaberg members enjoy. Find out more at the information morning at the Avenell Heights Hall on Monday, 25 October.

In celebration of Seniors Month community members are invited to create social connections with local organisation U3A Bundaberg.

U3A Bundaberg committee member Christine Jackson said Seniors Month was about connecting people of all ages, cultures, and abilities through inclusive events and activities, while celebrating the important roles older people played in the community.

An information morning, with entertainment and raffles, will be held on 25 October at Avenell Heights Hall. 

“There will be entertainment, raffles and the chance to talk to tutors who co-ordinate a huge array of fun and interesting classes for all ages – not just seniors,” Christine said.

“This is a great opportunity to have a cup of coffee or tea while discovering what U3A Bundaberg have to offer.

Christine this would be a fantastic opportunity for those who weren’t aware of the role U3A Bundaberg played in the community to learn more.

She said U3A was a world-wide organisation for people in their “third age” of life, usually retired, to learn new skills or just to keep in contact socially.

“How does yoga at 75 cents an hour sound? Or art classes for the same price,” she said.

“We offer classes six days a week covering the arts, technology, languages, music and various forms of exercises.”

Community members need no academic requirement for membership of U3A, and there is no distinction in status between tutors and students.

“Most tutors come from within the membership. They tap great reservoirs of learning and experience amongst members who by tutoring classes, pass on their knowledge for the benefit of all,” she said.

“Our tutors are people who have skills, experience and insights into a range of subjects. A tutor in one class is likely to be a student in another one.”

In addition to the educational aspects, U3A Bundaberg provides the platform for comprehensive physical and social programs. And activities include exercise and keep-fit classes, and concerts.

U3A Bundaberg is holding an information morning at the Avenell Heights Hall on Monday, 25 October from 9 am to 11.30 am and everyone is welcome to attend.

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