Membership is open to all people in the ‘Third Age’ (over 50) wanting to learn or share their knowledge with others.
Annual membership entitles attendance at all or any of the groups for the whole year. During the year there are opportunities for guided tours (such as to the Art Gallery, State Library).
Individuals: $35 p.a. Couples (same address): $50 p.a.
Where we meet:
Community Room Port Adelaide Library 2 Church Street Port Adelaide
when we meet:
Tuesdays: 10.30 – 12.00 Thursdays: 10.30 – 12.00 Please note: classes only run during school terms
The Third Age is the description of one’s life reached after the First Age of childhood and dependence and the Second Age of working life and home-making. The Third Age is sometimes called the Age of Active Retirement. For many, it is the age of achieving one’s maximum potential after the stresses of the Second Age are past. U3As think of themselves as being universities in the original sense of the term – communities of people who come together to learn from one another, rather than as degree-granting institutions; and so U3A is a learning co-operative of older people. It encourages positive aging by enabling its members to share many educational, creative and leisure and social activities. Members are willing to share their expertise from their life experiences with others, by offering to lead courses.
It has been decided to cancel all U3A Port Adelaide activity from now until the end of the second term of school when the Committee will review the situation.
The difficult decision to cancel was made after considering several factors, including:
• Health departments recommending social distancing as the best way to slow the transmission of the virus
• Our activities are non-essential in terms of government definitions
• Our membership is considered more at risk that the general population
• Our activities are mostly held in confined spaces
• Some of our activities have already been cancelled or deferred
Click through to our course timetable to see all of our upcoming courses.