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Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at
Published January 1st 2021
An idle mind is the devilís playground
U3A Online is the virtual University of the Third Age, delivering online learning programs via the internet to seniors and retirees who are geographically, physically, and socially isolated. It is the perfect option for those who long for mental stimulation but are unable to meet people to study in the outside world due to lack of transport, illness, location or perhaps because they are a carer.

Designed to provide low cost, life-long learning opportunities in an informal atmosphere, the beauty of these study programs is that no qualifications are necessary. You should also note that no degrees nor certificates are awarded: this is all about expanding your knowledge base and learning new things.

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young." - Henry Ford

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What do you need to be able to participate in U3A Online? Basic computer skills and access to the Internet via a computer or tablet. Now that's not scary, is it?

There are over 75 independent courses in which you can enrol in the areas of science, world affairs and history, creativity and writing, lifestyle, and nature.

If you find something that piques your interest, you can sign up by filling a form with your personal details and paying the $30 per year membership fee. Once you are a member, you can sign up for as many independent courses as you choose.

There are also several leader-led courses which incur an additional charge. However, these have different starting and enrolment dates and numbers are limited. Many of the courses look great fun: Play Ukelele By Ear, Autobiography and Journaling, and Myths and Legends. Some look quite practical such as an Introduction to IT Skills.

Why not begin the New Year with a plan for more. More fun and more knowledge.

" We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." -†George Bernard Shaw

For course information, go here.

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