Marcia Skaines, of Lismore, joins the U3A at the open day at the Lismore Workers Club in Lismore.  Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Marcia Skaines, of Lismore, joins the U3A at the open day at the Lismore Workers Club in Lismore. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Seniors classes up and running for 2017

CLASSES for seniors are off and running for the new year, offering retired and semi-retired members a chance to socialise, have fun and challenge their minds and bodies.

U3A Northern Rivers hosted its open day this month to invite new and returning members to sign up for as many classes as they like.

About 300 people attended to find out about the 40 classes and social events on offer.

Some of the groups include the Computer Users Group, iPad Basics, Literature, History, Tennis, Cards, Tai Chi, Aquatic Fitness, Genealogy and a range of language classes.

This year a new mathematics group has been proposed.

It would be a block of three classes covering number patterns, fractal dimensions and Mandelbrot set images. If interested, contact Elaine on 6622 2560.

For a full list of U3A courses and for more information or to enrol, visit u3anriv.org.au or call Pat on 6622 7408.

U3A has been running in the region for 22 years.

It stands for University of the Third Age, but classes are much more like a social group than a formal lesson.



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