Are you retired or semi-retired and looking for something new to enjoy?
Cessnock City U3A will hold an open week next week to showcase its activities to the wider community.
U3A (University of the Third Age) is an international organisation that provides learning opportunities for retired and semi-retired mature-aged people.
The Cessnock group has about 60 members – retired and semi-retired people from all over the LGA – that take part in a range of activities every week.
“The range of experiences in work, and current activities is a great contributor to our ongoing physical and mental health,” Cessnock City U3A media relations officer John Cormack said.
“We walk, talk, exercise, do Tai Chi, listen to music, watch movies, read, make things, have lunch in wine country.”
Monday’s activity will be petanque at Potters Brewery, Nulkaba (10.30am-12noon); on Tuesday there will be a walk with the group’s own botanist, and that evening there will be a screening of Gallipoli Symphony, a moving musical interpretation of the Gallipoli campaign by Australian, Turkish and New Zealand composers (5.30pm at North End Hall).
Wednesday will be the group’s regular coffee and chat at Cessnock Leagues Club from 10.30am to 11am.
Thursday’s ‘Balance and Bones’ class at North End Hall (2pm-3pm) is a gentle exercise program designed by and directly for U3A.
Mr Cormack said it’s easy and beneficial – especially for golfers, bowlers and other mature-aged sports participants, as is Friday’s Tai Chi class (also at North End Hall, from 10am-11am).
All activities during the open week are free to visitors and members.
The program is subject to change. Check the web site www.cessnockcity.u3anet.org.au for the up-to-date program.
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