Tuesday, October 24, 2017
ADV---GVU3A

Fantastic minds share their knowledge

Nicholise Garner September 27, 2017
THE ‘WRITING4PLEASURE’ GROUP… Writing and sharing their work, the ‘WRITING4PLEASURE’ group, from left, Mary Henegan, Moya Turnbull, Bridgette Brisbane, Heather Higgins, Lyn Austin, Joan Giuliani and Pam Wells. Photo: Nicholise Garner.

THE ‘WRITING4PLEASURE’ GROUP… Writing and sharing their work, the ‘WRITING4PLEASURE’ group, from left, Mary Henegan, Moya Turnbull, Bridgette Brisbane, Heather Higgins, Lyn Austin, Joan Giuliani and Pam Wells. Photo: Nicholise Garner.

IT’S never too late to learn, as the old saying goes. If you’re retired or semi-retired and want to remain mentally alert and active, then the Goulburn Valley University of the Third Age (GV U3A) can help you.

GV U3A, based in Shepparton, provides social, physical and intellectual programs for people who are enjoying any form of retirement. There are no qualifications to join and no examinations – you just have to have the desire!

There are more than 30 courses available to choose from. GV U3A has more than 320 members, who come from around Shepparton and nearby towns. New arrivals are very welcome.

The term ‘university’ is used in the original sense of an association or community of teachers and scholars united in the pursuit of knowledge. The ‘third age’ is one of active retirement where a wide range of interests are pursued to enhance the self-image and well-being of older persons. This age follows the ‘first age’ of childhood and formal education and the ‘second age’ of working life.  Any member with knowledge about a topic of interest to our members can become a Course Leader and members can join as many courses as they wish.

Learning should not stop as you get older. GV U3A offers you the chance to learn something you may have always wanted to do but never had the time to pursue. It is an opportunity to try something new and make new friends. Give it a go!

Situated at Esson Street, Shepparton, visit GV U3A or call 5821 0272 for more information or go to www.gvu3a.com.au to learn more about the groups and classes available. Whether you want to learn or share your knowledge, you’ll find that GV U3A is the place for you.