September 2016 Newsletter
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." Henry Ford
Well in that case this newsletter is reaching out to a young audience but one that may like me find it a bit difficult to retain the dates of when terms start and finish for U3A Broadbeach. So here is a memory jogger:-
Term 3 finishes 16th September
Term 4 starts 4th October
Term 4 finishes 2nd December
Your U3A needs you
So do you have a skill or knowledge that you can share with your fellow members? We are always looking for volunteer tutors who can widen and enrich the learning opportunities within our U3A. Those who take our Groups find it very satisfying and their contribution is greatly valued. If you would like to participate in this way please contact firstname.lastname@example.org soon as possible so that you can be helped to get things going and be accommodated within our programme.
“And gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche” - Geoffrey Chaucer
It is fitting here to mark the passing of Alison Crocker in July. She was a staunch supporter of our U3A and will be sadly missed by her many friends.
Radio Ga Ga?
You have heard the song by Queen but how about Radio Cota?
COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland has launched Radio COTA, a weekly podcast focused on topical and relevant information for older Queenslanders. It can be accessed through any mobile device or computer. Each Wednesday Radio Cota will be out in the community speaking with Queenslanders of all ages to gather their opinions on a wide range of topics. For more details see their website www.cotaqld.org.au
Yes time flies and you should put in your diary the date for our Christmas party 1st December
with the location again Robina Bowls Club.
We had a real treat last year and for me the memory of that pork crackling still lingers on.
We have received the following invitation for male participants in research being conducted by Amy Harding of Griffith University:-
"Recently at Griffith we discovered a certain form of exercise that really improves the bones of women with osteoporosis. We are now testing to see if it also works for men over the age of 50 in the LIFTMOR for Men study (Lifting Intervention for Training Muscle and Osteoporosis Rehabilitation-for Men). We have also acquired a novel machine designed to improve bone mass, so we’re testing that too. I am conducting a free 8-month supervised exercise program for eligible healthy men over the age of 50, with training held on campus. "
Anyone interested in this should contact Amy for further information. Her details are:-
M: 0410 616 596
Still Time for a Spring Clean?
Plenty. Enjoy your Spring that starts astronomically on 23rd September on the Gold Coast with the Equinox.