New skills for lo­cal se­niors

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

SE­NIORS in the lo­cal re­gion have the op­por­tu­nity to learn new skills, make new friends and per­haps even tu­tor through a pro­posed lo­cal branch of the U3A. U3A stands for the Univer­sity of the Third Age and is de­signed to en­cour­age re­tired peo­ple to take part in life-long learn­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for plea­sure. James Wat­son is putting the call out for peo­ple to help him get a U3A branch started in the Port Dou­glas/Moss­man area.

Mr Wat­son said there has been great in­ter­est so far from se­niors in the area. ‘‘Peo­ple have time on their hands to learn and have fun,’’ he said. ‘‘If peo­ple use that free time con­struc­tively, they may learn a new, worth­while skill as well as build new friend­ships. By learn­ing a new skill they can pass it on to oth­ers and U3A gives se­niors the op­por­tu­nity to study and learn on­line or by phys­i­cally at­tend­ing a class lo­cally.’’ Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing a com­mit­tee with James Wat­son to help cre­ate a U3A in the lo­cal area, con­tact him at sa­hanzu@big­pond.com, 4098 5335 or 0438 148 691.

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