“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

Henry Ford

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President's Message

On July 30, I finish my 3 year term as President. It has been a great pleasure to collaborate with the many, many members and course leaders who contribute to the daily running of our organisation. In particular, I am very grateful to the current and past members of the Management Team, the Admin Team, our Tech Team, the Newsletter Team, the Brains’ Trust, the Grants’ group, Team Social (now completed) and the Futures’ Planning group (now completed). Thank you sincerely for your continued cooperative work and your willingness to always lend a hand.

I trust U3ASC is in good working order, regenerative and ready for the next part of its development. Unfortunately, at this stage, we do not have a new president. I am hopeful someone will step up soon. In the meanwhile, I am absolutely confident that the Management Team and the many others involved in running U3ASC will do a great job.

Thank You,


(and a big thank you to YOU from the members of U3A Sapphire Coast)

Classes Restart in Tura Centre Term 3

For some this news is exciting but for others it comes with a degree of trepidation. Please be assured we are progressing with caution and we have developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan for the centre as well as home venues. According to this Safety Plan and the size of the Tura Beach Centre the maximum number that can enter the centre at one time is 12 (including the course leader). Some classes however revolve around sharing equipment and for those the management team has strongly recommended that they should not recommence due to the difficulty in sanitizing the equipment used. I hope it will not be too long before they can also once again get together.

Linda - Programs Team Leader

U3A Sapphire coast Newsletter July 2020

What's been happening? Keep up to date.

The Letterbox Project

A new letter writing initiative is poised to bring meaningful connection to thousands of older Australians who are feeling lonely or isolated during COVID-19, connecting them with a network of over 3,000 letter writers, including families and school groups, wishing to send a little joy to older Australians through these tough times.

Connected AU’s Letterbox Project seeks to engage with older Australians who have been excluded from their usual social networks during COVID-19. Connected AU and Council on the Ageing (COTA) Australia are calling on members of the community to register older family members, friends or neighbours who would like to receive a small gesture of kindness in the form of a letter.

One -Off Event - Walking the Camino Trails

Join Wal and Sylvie as they share their experience of walking a variety of Camino trails, some together and some solo. 28th August 1:30 - 3:00pm.

This course is dependent on restrictions being lifted.

Preventing Dementia Online Course

Over 100,000 people have already enrolled in the Preventing Dementia MOOC since its inception. This represents 100,000 people, just like you, who have previously taken up the opportunity to enrol in this free online course to examine the latest evidence and learn ways to reduce dementia risk.

Course opens: 7th July 2020
Course duration: 7 weeks

Course access: Day or night, on your smart phone, tablet or computer
Course closes: 27th August 2020

This is not a U3A Course.

ZOOM in on Learning

Online Calendar for ZOOM now in Members Area.

Zoom is a remote online meeting service which combines video conferencing, chat and various other functions.

Our Italian course, led by Teresa Hamer, has now resumed by using Zoom. The enrolled

participants are invited into the online meeting room at the appointed time. All the participants can see each other and the course leader. Teresa uses material from her computer desktop and a virtual whiteboard to continue teaching Italian.

The Pro version of Zoom is now available for our course leaders to conduct U3ASC online courses. If you’d like to use the app for your course, please connect with your Programs’ Team Contact (PTC) and they will help you to schedule a session to learn how to use Zoom. If you’re already a practised user, contact your PTC for the U3ASC log-in detail to continue your course through this time of social isolation.

U3A Centre Office Hours and Phone Number


Need to drop in a form? Need to speak to somebody about U3A? Just want a cuppa or chat?

U3A Sapphire Coast Office hours are Fridays from 1:30pm - 3:00pm at the Tura Beach Centre.  The Office will be closed during NSW School Holidays.

Volunteers will be available to take enquiries both at the Centre, and on our phone number - 0491099570

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