Myrtleford to explore U3A branch at senior citizens discussion group
MYRTLEFORD’S older people are being encouraged to attend a discussion on Tuesday to explore the development of a ‘University of the Third Age’ in the community.
‘U3A’, as it’s known, builds opportunities for seniors and retirees to share their extensive and collective knowledge and skills with each other.
Bright already has a wellestablished branch with 218 members – the largest number per capita of any community in Victoria – and Mount Beauty U3A is nipping at its heels with 160 members.
U3A offers informal, term-based programs to enable older people to socialise, share knowledge and learn from one another.
Alpine Shire Council has engaged Porepunkah’s Jan Mock to convene the discussion.
She said the idea of forming a Myrtleford U3A branch had come about as a result of Alpine council’s ambition to encourage more activities in the community’s Senior Citizens’ Centre and so create a vibrant community space.
The talk will take place on Tuesday (October 24) in Myrtleford Senior Citizens’ Centre at 11 Smith Street at 2pm.
Anyone with an interest was welcome to attend and contribute to the discussion.
Editor’s note: In our enthusiasm to support the development of a Myrtleford U3A branch we last week reported that Jan Mock was a former Alpine councillor. She worked for the council between 2007 and 2016.