Seniors Week, a time of celebration

U3A North Gold Coast sees Queensland Seniors Week as a fabulous opportunity to celebrate the valuable contributions made by the senior community.

"During this special celebratory week, we have planned a series of events at our central office at the Labrador Community Centre Hub that have been designed to embrace the spirit of bringing our senior community closer to the educational and lifestyle principles of the U3A movement," president John Hudson says.

"Members of our art classes have been given the opportunity to prepare a range of artistic presentations echoing the theme, 'What Does The Gold Coast Mean To You?'.

"Our artists will be preparing a number of differing artistic interpretations of the Gold Coast, some portraying the beauty of our ocean and waterways; others our buildings, whilst others will be taking a more abstract view of life on the coast.

"Each of these pieces of work will be on display at the Labrador Community Hub for all to view from August 15 to 19."

U3A North Gold Coast will also hold a range of workshops.

"With the support of enthusiastic tutors, our seniors will be able to have instruction in the finer detail of quilting and, for those that love the beauty of art, members will have the opportunity to perfect their artistic skills with guidance from one of the coast's most colourful artists," John said.

"Not to be outdone, members will be guided through the steps of digital photography and educated on the nuances of the digital electronic age."

The Seniors Week celebration will continue at the Labrador Hub on Friday, August 19, when members, in partnership with the Gold Coast Arts Centre, will celebrate with a cocktail party.

Winners of the U3A art competition will be announced, and the U3A North Gold Coast choir will perform.

Queenslanders of all ages will come together from August 13 to 21 to celebrate the valuable contributions older people make to their communities.

For more information about Seniors Week 2016, visit www.cotaqld.org.au or phone 1300 738 348 toll-free within Queensland.


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