University of the Third Age (U3A) Central Coast, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary at The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford.
The community of learning for seniors has grown since its conception in 1998, with 700 members now participating in over 70 courses and activities each semester.
“The celebratory lunch, held on October 22, was a great success, with over 200 mature aged attendees enjoying food, champagne, a celebratory cake and stimulating company,” said U3A spokesperson, Carolyn Kingsmill.
The NSW Network of U3A was represented by Hunter and Central Coast regional representative, Laurene Mulcahy, who said that they were treated to fun and informative entertainment from comedian, performer and writer, Jean Kittson.
“Jean had the audience in the palm of her hand, she certainly knows how to celebrate the Third Age in style.
“The premise of U3A worldwide is that you are never too old to learn and grow and enjoy life,” Laurene said.
U3A courses and activities are held at venues all over the Central Coast and range from one off forums by visiting guest speakers and U3A leaders, to six-week courses, play reading groups, drawing classes, card groups, theatre outings and day trips.
Media release, Oct 31
Carolyn Kingsmill, U3A Central Coast