SOOTHING: Maryborough tai chi for arthritis and diabetes group.
SOOTHING: Maryborough tai chi for arthritis and diabetes group. Contributed

Join in with third age of active fun

ARE you looking for something to do with your leisure time?

U3A offers the opportunity to attend activities with like-minded people.

Maryborough U3A president Pat Dorland said they are always looking for willing tutors and new classes, so if you have something to offer, please get in touch.

"Our classes are run by volunteer tutors and presently include exercises, tai chi, yoga, history, cards, line dancing, jive and partner dancing, creative writing, musical keyboards, recorder group, sing-a-long and relaxation/wellbeing," she said.

"A wide range of our classes are also available to members at Hervey Bay and Howard, with whom U3A Maryborough have a reciprocal arrangement.

Cost is kept to a minimum to allow greater access for members.

Most activities are held at the Senior Citizens Hall in Alice Street where brochures and information can be obtained.

"U3A is the University of the Third Age, which is the age of active retirement, coming after the age of youth and work and homemaking and it is for retired or semi-retired persons over 50. To be a member requires no prior learning, the emphasis is on having fun while learning or enjoying leisure pursuits," Pat said.

"Our volunteer tutors are the backbone of the group and continue to donate their time to our members. Thanks must go to Donna Suter who had the foresight to ensure the establishment of this wonderful organisation in Maryborough over 20 years ago.

"In 2016 it is still flourishing, so come along and see if it is for you."

For further information contact Pat on 0417 632 596.

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