Benalla and District University of the Third Age, or U3A, provides opportunities for learning and social interaction to help older people no longer in full time employment keep physically & mentally alert.
31 courses and activities are being offered in 2017. To find out more about a particular group, click on Groups on the menu at the top of the page. There are no prerequisites or exams!
The newsletter deadline is the third Wednesday of the month at midday. Our monthly newsletter will be posted or emailed at the end of that week. The website's home page, group pages, daily calendar & monthly calendar are updated at this time.
Newsletter items are to be forwarded by midday Wed 18th October to email@example.com.
'Advanced Care Planning' A session designed to start the conversation regarding pre-determining care options for when the recipient is not able to communicate their wishes with family and health care professionals is being offered in conjunction with Benalla Health. It will be held in the U3A meeting room on Monday 9 October 2017 from 10 am to12 noon. Contact Margaret Walshe on 5762 3906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Facebook for Mentors’ there are spaces available in November's funded short course for people with basic Facebook skills who mentor or coach older people, It will have a particular focus on using Facebook safely. Contact Bev 5762 8171.
On the 12th September, Geraldine, Lorraine and I attended a U3A Regional Meeting in Kilmore which once again showed us what a small but very active U3A we have here in Benalla. A huge thank you goes out to all our Convenors who run such an interesting and diverse set of courses. Without you we wouldn’t be so successful.
The Guest Speaker, Gerard Mansour, Commissioner for Senior Victorians and Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention spoke on the rights of seniors and how to reduce the risk of abuse.
There was also a presentation from Travellers Aid which now offers a service at Seymour Station.
A convenors' meeting will be held on Monday 9 October at 2.30pm. This will provide an opportunity to discuss how we are settling in.
Finally, we have a date and time - Monday 13th November from 3 pm - for the opening of the Benalla Senior Citizens Community Centre renovation. More information in the October newsletter.
Dorothy Webber, President
September's Executive Meeting...
Victorian Seniors Festival in October
Seniors and other interested people are invited to sit in on U3A Benalla courses of interested from October ('Seniors' Month) to Enrolment Day in January. For more information, contact Lorraine 5762 1531.
Legal Matters # 2 now Tues 26 Sept 1.30 - 3.30 pm* Contact Marg Jenkins 57626944
Wine Appreciation Wednesday 27 September - venue change to Bailey's at Taminick, with lunch at Thoona Pub.
Garden Appreciation Thur Sep 28 now Rich Glen Olive Estate Garden & Cafe, 734 Murray Valley Highway, Yarrawonga.
See also our Monthly Calendar
John Avery is now at home recovering from a dog bite which became infected. A visit to Wangaratta hospital, a hospital in Melbourne and a pacemaker later he is now resting and recupera-ting. We wish you well John!