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.
40 courses and activities are being offered in Benalla in 2019. 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!
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Volunteer at U3A
U3A courses and activities are run 'pro bono' by volunteer members of U3A. This reciprocity provides rich opportunities for the transmission of knowledge and skills which benefits members and tutors alike. Do you have a skill or interest which could contribute to the life of U3A?
The Be Connected BBQ was a great social event. Most of the 34 members who attended have continued with the Be Connected Program. Save the date! Convenors Workshop - Friday afternoon, October 25th at 1:30pm The final word on Car Pooling - $ 7.00 return trip. Please use common sense if it’s a short trip (eg to the Reef Hills).
Dorothy Webber, President
Celebrating 'Be Connected'
U3A Benalla welcomed thirty-four people to the BBQ held on Wednesday 3rd July to mark the beginning of the Be Connected course. Cooking for the BBQ was capably done by Benalla Lions Club in the carport near our U3A entrance. Those who came to the BBQ enjoyed sausages, beef or chicken hamburgers, fried onions with various sauces and cold slaw followed by tea or coffee and small cakes. Everyone settled in the U3A room to enjoy their lunch with plenty of chatter and a great atmosphere. Meg from the Benalla “Ensign” came with her camera, and a good report of the event appeared in the “Ensign” the following Wednesday.
The Be Connected course is being promoted by the Federal Government in an aim to get more senior Australians familiar with the Internet and doing things online. U3A Benalla applied for and received a Community Engagement Grant to hold the BBQ on 3rd July. The BBQ was to encourage not only U3A members but all people over 55 in Benalla to come and be part of the Be Connected program. U3A Benalla is conducting the Be Connected course every Wednesday from 2 to 4pm.
Margaret Jenkins, Convenor
Age Friendly Benalla
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