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KILMORE & DISTRICT

PO Box 550 Kilmore 3764

President:  Elaine De Gabrielle 

                                                         Secretary: Mark Perrott   0436331395

DECEMBER 2022

As this most challenging year draws to a close, Kilmore and District U3A members are readying themselves for the festive season and looking forward to a better year in 2023. Most classes have their Christmas breakup functions on during December and classes will then break until they resume in February. Details will be posted on the website as they are finalised so keep an eye out at   https://u3akilmoreanddistrict.com.au/

Enrolment day will be on Friday January 20th from 10am until 12 noon at the Kilmore Memorial Hall near the library on Sydney St. Come along and meet the convenors and see what will be on offer next year, 2023 might be the year for you to take up painting, creative writing or one of the other myriad classes that will be on offer.

The Luncheon Club enjoyed their October outing at the newly refurbished Royal Oak Bistro so much that they are planning to have their Christmas break up there. It will be held at 12.00pm on 8/12/22 and will be a two course Christmas menu for $25.00 with 4 main courses and two desserts to choose from.

Government research shows that 44% of people aged over 65 experience social exclusion, which is twice the rate of exclusion for other age groups. Further, at least 10% of senior Australians suffer from loneliness or social isolation, a number that has failed to drop over the last two decades. So as we age it is most important to keep up the connections that provide a buffer against loneliness and U3A is an ideal environment to meet and socialise with like-minded people. It is also very affordable, the yearly fee being only $35.00 or $60.00 per couple.

We are looking forward to a change of venue from the current centre in Sydney St to the new integrated community facility currently under construction at the JJ Clancy reserve. Inclement weather has put the schedule back a bit but once the concrete was able to be poured, the building has been progressing in leaps and bounds. It was due to be finished in January but that is now looking unlikely. When completed there will be ample car parking, change rooms, play areas and ample space for our exercise classes, bowls, darts and other activities. Check out the artists impression on the Mitchell Shire Website, it is   going to be an amazing venue when complete.

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and stay safe,

Cheers Amanda Oades