It’s great to see our wide range of classes settling in as members get better acquainted. Our 2022 program of Four O’clock Forums is also underway with a great talk by the Director of our Royal Botanic Gardens late last month, and a new Social Committee has been formed with the brief to give members the opportunity to once again enjoy the social side of their U3A membership.
We have a number of new and interesting short courses starting in Term 2, but we are always looking for more potential Class Leaders who have an interest or particular skill they want to share. Our Scrabble Class is looking for additional members and if you have been accepted into at least one class you should have paid your fees by now.
Introducing Mark Balla, Guest Speaker at our April Four O’clock Forum.
This TED Talker has led an extraordinary life but on a trip to India Mark made an unexpected discovery that was to turn his understanding of our world upside down. He was so shaken by what he learned that he felt unable to simply walk away.
The Short Walk program is like a passport to discovery taking in the best of Melbourne and including sights many people haven’t seen before. Fourteen U3A members enjoyed a sunny day and good company on a 7km walk from Port Melbourne to Middle Park in February – the first of eleven eye-catching j
“I keep on getting spam on my phone and email. How do I stop it?”
This is a question we have discussed quite a bit recently in the Computer Question and Answer sessions. Most of these spam messages are scams and they are becoming more common, particularly on phones.
The Hearing Australia bus will return on Monday 2 May to do free hearing checks following the success of the booked-out visit in March. Get in quick to make your booking for this second session at the U3A reception desk.
If you want to improve your health and fitness you might like to consider an Aqualink Fab Living Membership. It’s specifically designed for people over 60 years of age and gives you access to great facilities and a supportive team. During March, the standard joining fee has been waived plus you could win a luxury escape.
Monash University is seeking healthy volunteers between 40 and 70 years of age to participate in research using brain imaging to measure the cellular mechanisms that drive neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia. Conducted at Monash Biomedical Imaging in Clayton, the tests take two and a half hours.