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Enrolment Day

Enrolment Day 2022 is on Wednesday 19 January. This year you can enrol face to face in the Skyline Room at Bathurst Panthers. Please note the change of venue from that of previous years. See our forms page if you prefer to enrol online or leave your application at the Neighbourhood Centre.

Annual General Meeting

The 2022 AGM will start at 10am on Wednesday 23 March. The venue will be announced in late January, so watch this space. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting to hear what is happening in your U3A and to vote for new committee members.

Did You Know ……..

Printed copies of the Term 1, 2022 Newsletter can be collected at:

  • Bathurst Library, 70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst
  • Bathurst Panthers, 132 Piper Street, Bathurst
  • Kelso Medical Centre, 13 Marsden Lane, Kelso
  • Loxley House Family Practice, 46 Keppel Street, Bathurst
  • The Neighbourhood Centre, 96 Russell Street, Bathurst

COVID-19 safety procedures

The following information was valid at 27 December 2021. Please note that government regulations have changed frequently over summer 2021-2022, and that with the resignation of the Website Coordinator taking effect on 18 January 2022, there is no guarantee that the information will remain valid beyond that date.

The wearing of a mask at indoors venues is compulsory. You should also wear a mask in outdoor situations where social distancing is not possible.

It is compulsory to check in at all venues, in order to enable contact tracing. Proof of vaccination is no longer universally required, but some venues may continue to require people entering to be fully vaccinated and to request to see proof of vaccination as a condition of entry. They have the right to do so.

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 penelope.campbell@unimelb.edu.au.

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:
– emailing
– texting
– 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.

Lapidary class March 2021

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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.

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