connecting seniors to lifelong learning
U3A - The university of the third age exists to provide a fun and inclusive community delivering lifelong learning and lifestyle activities to enrich the lives of seniors no longer working full time
AT U3A, THERE ARE NO ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A MEMBER, JUST AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN OVER 500 MEMBERS WITH A KEEN INTEREST IN BUILDING CONNECTIONS AND EXPLORING NEW INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES.
WHAT IS THE THIRD AGE?
The third age is that time of life when the duties of full-time work and of raising a family are over, which for most of us usually happens in our 50’s and 60’s, leaving time and energies for us again to follow our own interests and needs.
Now we can explore activities or interests we didn't have time for before, or perhaps even something we have always wanted to try such as an academic study, an artistic pursuit, a physical exercise or social games.
WHAT IS U3A?
The University of the Third Age (U3A) is a worldwide self-help organisation promoting learning for personal enjoyment and satisfaction offering mature age people the opportunity to explore new interests and to share with one another the knowledge and skills they have acquired.
U3A is a worldwide movement originating in Toulouse, France in 1973. The idea spread rapidly in France and then to other European countries and to Britain in 1981. The first U3A in Australia was established in Melbourne in 1984.
Mackay U3A, was formed in 1991, and is one of many similar U3A organisations in Australia.
YOU RETIRE FROM WORK BUT NOT FROM LIFE
When you retire, you can enjoy what could be the best time of your life. As a member of U3A, a whole new world opens up.
Here are just some of the things you can do within our membership.
Attend lectures to exercise the mind and learn new things
Informal learning stimulated the mind, helps with mental health and enables new friendships
Choose from a multitude of classes offered
Dine out, meet new friends; and enjoy their company
Learn a musical instrument
Participate in discussion groups
Play a sport that suits your abilities and outlook on life
Discover the great outdoors and lead a healther life.
Engage with others in social and physical activities.
Enjoy discussions on topics oof interest to you.
Lean Yoga, Tai Chi or persue creative interests
Join a group class with othters
engage connect learn
WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF U3A, UNIVERSITY IS A LOOSE TERM.
There are no academic requirements for membership and no exams or certificates.
U3A Mackay is a voluntary association.
Feel free to get in touch with our team.
Want to find out more about Mackay U3A? You can find out more about Courses/Activities, Membership, Volunteer Tutors or your interest for a course.
U3A Mackay Inc.
PO Box 1431
MACKAY QLD 4740
Mobile: 0493 360 261
ABN: 61 704 989 139