A new age for seniors learning group

U3A members Alan Notley, Kevin Pow, Mike O'Brien, Cheryl Cundall and Richard Matthews. Picture: Emma Goodwin www.communitypix.com.au d422692
U3A members Alan Notley, Kevin Pow, Mike O'Brien, Cheryl Cundall and Richard Matthews. Picture: Emma Goodwin www.communitypix.com.au d422692

Founded in 1973, the international organisation promotes lifelong learning for over-50s no longer working full-time.

U3A regional groups already offer activities and study opportunities such as book and discussion groups in Joondalup and Warwick.

The new Wanneroo group will host its inaugural meeting at Wanneroo Recreation Centre, Scenic Drive on Thursday, July 31, 1.30pm.

Long-time U3A member Peter Flanigan said a steering committee led by Mike O’Brien formed after a public meeting had flagged the new group.

‘Support will be offered by U3A Perth, the umbrella group for the existing nine regions in the metropolitan area,’ he said. ‘The City of Wanneroo has been very supportive with publicity and meeting rooms.

‘U3A is a worldwide organisation with more than 100,000 members in Australia.’