U3A Tweed Coast members show off their skills on World Tai Chi Day
U3A Tweed Coast members show off their skills on World Tai Chi Day

U3A Tweed Coast seniors get active on World Tai Chi Day

WORLD Tai Chi Day was just another excuse for U3A Tweed Coast members to be out and active.

U3A Tweed Coast offers 36 different classes in an area covering Tweed Heads, Banora Point, Kingscliff, Cudgen, Cabarita/Bogangar, Hastings Point, Pottsville and Murwillumbah.

Main venues are at Cudgen, Kingscliff and Pottsville.

The University of the Third Age encourages older people to remain active in their retirement and continue lifelong learning.

One day you can be a student and, the next, a class leader.

Tweed publicity officer Val Sparrow has been learning Italian for five years and took over the cryptic crossword class this year.

"Lots of our members lead classes and attend other classes as well, and all committee members are multi-taskers," Val says.

"Everyone is encouraged to contribute voluntarily in some way to the running of their U3A.

"Of the 36 different classes on offer, some of the most popular are mah jong, yoga, tai chi, and the language classes - French, Italian, German and Spanish.

"We do lots of fun things as well - singing, dancing, cards, etc - and First Friday Forums provide all sorts of themes such as Ellie Willkie's great presentation of her hilarious poems, and the Tweed ukulele band.

"We are always seeking to progress and provide new subjects and we encourage anyone, member or not, who has a special interest or talent that they would like to share with others, to contact a committee member.

"It doesn't have to be academic; it could be cake decorating, beading, knitting or crocheting."

Visit the website for details: tweedcoastu3anet. org.au/wp


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