Hats off for a mad tea party
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.