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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Helen Margaret Mitchell died on 17 October 2019, aged 89 years, following a long period of ill health. A service to celebrate the life and times of Helen was held at the Uniting Church, Benalla on Thursday, 24 October 2019. This celebration of Helen’s life was attended by foundation, early and current members of U3A Benalla.
Helen Mitchell was the inaugural U3A Benalla President in 1996 and held this position for 1997, continuing her involvement and interest in our U3A for almost two decades. In 2002, she chaired the U3A Benalla Health and Well-being in Later Life seminar with the aim of working with allied health professionals and other organisations. Attended by 120 participants and service providers, the outcome resulted in extending the opportunity for members. Successful ongoing U3A Benalla programs such as, Singing for Fun, with the initial sessions held in the Mitchell home, Lifeball and Easy Walks were added to the program. U3A members were also invited to attend appropriate established programs at Community Health, Aquatic Centre and other groups.
Helen enriched the lives of her community with her diverse interests including ongoing education; public health issues; local government; music and the arts, holding several senior positions.
U3A Benalla extends sympathy to Helen’s husband, Graham and to their family.
Our Seniors Week Morning Tea was a great success! Many thanks to all the workers who put it together, the Recorder Group for their performance; the Collectors group for displaying a broad range of collectibles and the Lions Club BBQ team for our lunch.
In late October 26 of our Convenors met and shared their experiences. Such a positive group of great people, we are so fortunate that they share their expertise with us.
The Program Committee have been working on the timetable for Semester 1 2020. It is now almost ready to go to Benalla Council.
Our last Meet & Mingle for 2019 will be held on Wednesday 20th November. Once again, the Singing for Fun Group will entertain us and the Patchwork Group will display their work. Come along and join us.
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- 2019 Program Guide - Semester 2