U3A - the University of the Third Age - is an international movement that encourages people to take part in lifelong learning for pleasure. U3A allows people to enjoy educational, creative, social and leisure activities in a relaxed environment at low cost. There are no prior qualifications, no exams and no degrees awarded.
U3A Yarra City aims to
Provide opportunities for seniors for lifelong learning and social activity
Harness the cultural diversity, life experience and knowledge of older people
Provide affordable self-help educational and recreational programs for mature adults
Foster relationships with other community organisations which have complementary or compatible aims
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SEMESTER 2 , 2018
New and continuing Courses, Classes and Tuesday Talks.
14/08 - then monthly. Social Issues Learning Circle. Rob Salter will initially lead this group, which will meet monthly to discuss a different social issue or question, eg, Should drugs be legalised? Do we need denser cities? Closing the gap between life outcomes for Indigenous and other Australians. Why is Australian politics not working very well at the moment? Online articles would be selected in advance and read by participants before the session. There might be one or more articles totalling maybe 15-25 pages. This will be a bit like a book group but using articles instead and with less to read. As well, there might be discussion questions sent out in advance. It is hoped that group members will share the tasks of selecting topics, articles and questions and facilitating the discussion.
21/08 Modern Tree Care This course has been postponed due to a health-related issue of the tutor. New date will be forthcoming and currently and future enrolees will be notified.
Tuesday Forums 2018
7/08 …My Book Girl Talk What’s It about? … Gwenda Beed Davey book contains ten
oral history interviews with Australian-born women talking about their childhood. Most of
the interviews were recorded for the National Library of Australia. The oldest contributor
was born in 1904, and the youngest in 1998, so the book covers one hundred years. A lot has
changed for girls, in those years, and Gwenda will talk about some of those changes, some of
which mean a lot to her. Girl Talk is also a tribute to older women in Australia.
14/08 One Good Street, how neighbourhood initiated care can reduce loneliness and
isolation in senior residents. Matiu Bush will introduce this neighbourhood social
networking site that aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation among seniors and has
been awarded the top prize at the inaugural 2018 Senior Living Innovation Challenge. One
Good Street aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness in senior residents through local
initiatives and to provide a platform of opportunities for people to offer their assistance to
21/08 End of Life Decision Making. In this talk, Mary Draper will focus on the recently
passed legislation on voluntary assisted dying and outline its main features, how it was
developed and the rationale for the approach taken. The legislation allows people who have a
terminal illness and are near the end of their life to have control over the manner and timing
of their death if they want to pursue this. She will talk also about how legislation works in the
US and Canada, having done a study tour there late last year. She will set this more broadly
within issues about choice and control around end of life care and discuss also the role of
advanced care planning in end of life care.
28/08 Understanding Hearing Loss Better. Gwen Rosengren will address the changes we
experience in our hearing as we age and focus on “what to do about a hearing loss” from
having an understanding of hearing tests, contact and communication with audiologists,
getting hearing aids and the various issues involved in this process, to information on other
technology available and an awareness of communication strategies and the role of other
people. The talk will also address the implications of social isolation and loneliness that can
be experienced if hearing loss is not understood and addressed.
To renew membershipor join U3A Yarra City, go to Membership page and view Payment Options. Follow instructions to pay, then renew or join.
Semester dates 2018
Semester 1: 30 Jan to 29 June
Semester 2: 16 July to Dec 14 Semester 1: Tuesday, January 30th to Friday June 29th. School holidays, including Easter: Friday, March 30th to Sunday April 15th. Midyear break: Saturday June 30th to Sunday July 15th. Semester 2: Monday July 16th to Friday, December 21st. School holidays: Saturday, September 22nd to Sunday October 7th.
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