Welcome to the website of the friendly Bathurst U3A!
COVID-19 safety procedures
From Monday 18 October, Bathurst U3A begins to emerge from a long lockdown. Venues will begin to open, but some classes will continue to be delivered virtually, and some groups have decided to suspend classes because of the difficulty of speaking and hearing through masks. You still need to wear a mask to all face-to-face classes, and until 1 December you and your facilitators should provide evidence of having received two anti-COVID-19 injections, or proof of one injection and of an appointment for a second injection, to be permitted to enter any venue. However, people with proof of medical exemptions from the vaccinations should also be admitted. There should be no more than twenty people attending any one class. Some venues may impose additional requirements for entry. That is their right. The situation is very fluid at present, so if you have any doubts about venues or classes, please contact the venue or your course facilitator.
Newsletters. Tell us what you think.
The term 3 newsletter is available for reading here, along with many of our earlier newsletters. Penny, our new Newsletter Editor, would like to hear what you think of them. What would you like to see that’s not there? What would you like to exclude? Please send her an email to let her know your thoughts.
Do your knees hurt?
The University of Melbourne’s Department of Physiotherapy is conducting research into knee osteoarthritis among people of 45 years or more. The Department is looking for volunteers who suffer knee pain. Participants receive two physiotherapy sessions delivered via telehealth, for prescription of a strengthening exercise plan. All treatments are provided to participants with no charge. More information on the study and registration of your interest can be found at www.mappkostudy.com.au or by contacting Penny Campbell at email@example.com.
Take a big Leep forward.
Recent regulations relating to COVID-19 have made it increasingly important for seniors to be able to make effective use of information technology. Leep is a not-for-profit organisation which provides one-on-one learning in the use of various features available through your smartphone or tablet:
– online shopping
– online banking
– sharing of photos and videos.
If you join Leep you’ll be assigned to a volunteer “tech mate”, who, through COVID-safe phone or video chats, will guide you through effective use of your device. In safe and supported areas, tech mates and learners can choose to meet in person at a mutually agreed location.
If you’d like to become a Leep learner, click here, or phone 1300 163 106.
If you’d like to volunteer to become a tech mate, click here, or phone 1300 163 106.
Healthy and Active for Life Online
Healthy and Active for Life Online is a free healthy lifestyle and home exercise program for older adults.
The aim of the program is to build participants’ fitness, knowledge, skills and confidence to lead active and healthy lives.
The program was developed by the Centre for Population Health Active Ageing team and is delivered in partnership with Local Health Districts across NSW.