eNews #23 Nov 2021

Thanks for keeping the wheels turning!

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has kept the wheels turning at U3A Nunawading during the latest lockdowns! Many Class Leaders and other support people have given their time generously moving outside of their comfort zone to keep in touch with their class mostly by Zoom, but also via email. It’s a credit to everyone how well we have all learnt to master aspects of technology that were completely unknown to us just two years ago.


From the Course Admin team

How exciting. We are so pleased to advise that a limited number of classes can return to face-to-face learning for the last three weeks of term 4.

If you have not been contacted about returning to class, then it means your class could not be held under the current restrictions. Unfortunately, we are unable to use many of our rooms, as class numbers would not fit within the 4-sq mt rule.


First Four O’Clock Forum is on!

We are delighted to advise that now that we are out of lockdown our November Four O’clock Forum will go ahead at the Hub on 24 November (code 21AFOR5)

“Some Challenges Towards Positive Ageing of the Africans – a Case Study of Emerging Communities in Australia” – Dr Apollo Nsubuga-Kyobe, university lecturer & academic.


School Crossing Supervisors needed

Whitehorse Council has asked us to let members know that there is a short-term opportunity for a School Crossing Supervisor or a more ongoing role if individuals are interested.

The role of Supervisors is to assist in providing a safe effective means for school-aged children and other pedestrians to cross the road at established school crossings and traffic lights within the Whitehorse municipality.


Opportunity to participate in Telehealth Trial

The University of Melbourne is running a trial called HOMESIDE, which is exploring the effects of music and reading/word-based interventions for people living with dementia and their family caregivers.

The interventions are designed to be personalised to each person’s preferences and needs, and delivered by the family caregivers, who are trained and supported by health professionals throughout the 6-month study.