‘We never stop learning.‘ Heathcote’s U3A invites you to expo

By Vanessa Wiltshire

EVEN if you finished school many years ago, it doesn’t mean you stopped learning. In fact, the human brain is wired to develop new skills and adapt to change, right from birth to death.

Heathcote’s University of the Third Age, is a network of retirees and semi-retirees, who meet to experience the joy of learning.

They are holding an expo between 10.30am and 12.30pm on October 11 at the Heathcote Guide Hall and invite you to come along.

Frances McLean and Barbara Clement said the name “University” can be off putting, but there is nothing to feel nervous about.

“There are no classes and definitely no study,” they said.

“It’s a group which is focused on friendship and personal development,” Barbara said.

“Sub groups include morning coffees with guest speakers, cryptic crosswords — my favourite — books and reading, Tai Chi, creative writing, current affairs, history, movies and gardening."

“Come and meet us,” Frances said. “The hardest part is picking which groups to be part of!"