New skills for local seniors
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 email@example.com, 4098 5335 or 0438 148 691.