Hats off for a mad tea party

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By WENDY STEPHENS

IN­DIGO U3A en­joyed a Mad Hat­ter’s Tea Party at the Beech­worth home of He­len and Jim Kilkenny last Thurs­day.

En­thu­si­as­tic mem­bers cel­e­brated the colour­ful day with crazy hats and a de­li­cious high tea high­light­ing just one of the many ac­tiv­i­ties that In­digo U3A of­fers.

Joyce Wilkin­son from In­digo U3A said per­cep­tions that U3A is just for in­tel­lec­tu­als is not true.

“It pro­vides op­por­tu­ni­ties for co-op­er­a­tive learn­ing and so­cial con­tact for all se­niors of In­digo Shire, and is a part of a much larger net­work with each lo­cal group con­duct­ing pro­grams run by mem­bers who are will­ing to share their in­ter­ests with oth­ers,” she said

“What’s of­fered is a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing cof­fee morn­ings, so­cial gath­er­ings, recre­ational walks to sur­round­ing ar­eas, dis­cus­sions about world pol­i­tics, in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions, on line pro­grams and in­ter­est groups that look at food, art and gar­dens, a men’s book club, and even help with your elec­tronic de­vices.”

The group will hold a brain­storm­ing workshop to be fol­lowed by a free sausage siz­zle on Septem­ber 24, giv­ing mem­bers an op­por­tu­nity to con­trib­ute ideas for fu­ture pro­grams.

On Septem­ber 4 from 10am to 12pm Beech­worth so­lic­i­tor He­len McGowan will answer ques­tions about the le­gal side of Ad­vanced Care Plan­ning and John McColl, the prac­tice man­ager from the Beech­worth Surgery, will dis­cuss the process of up­load­ing your Ad­vanced Care Direc­tives to your elec­tronic (eHealth) record.

All pro­grams are held at the Beech­worth Youth Cen­tre in Harper Street un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated.

FUN: Carolyn Fry and Jim Kilkenny en­joyed the Mad Hat­ter’s tea party last Thurs­day.

TEA PARTY: Mau­reen O’Fla­herty of­fers a cup of tea to Di­eter Bach.

SO­CIAL GATH­ER­ING: Mem­bers of In­digo U3A dressed for the oc­ca­sion with plenty of mad hats to go around.

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