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Seminar: Ways to keep cognitively fit and socially engaged

03/08/2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Learn something new, rediscover old skills, keep an active mind and meet new people.

Do you feel that you have the time and inclination to expand your skills, knowledge and social connections? Come along and hear how you can keep cognitively fit and socially engaged, and so live well with Parkinson’s. Learn what U3A and Probus have to offer you!

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The University of the Third Age (U3A) is an international movement which promotes and practices lifelong learning by providing low cost educational opportunities for people 50 years and over. Join the 5,250-strong Canberra membership!

U3A ACT provides learning in a broad range of areas, always in a social context. U3A courses cover a wide range of subjects and interests including:

  • lecture-type courses on specific subjects
  • discussion groups on current affairs, literature and books
  • music (playing, singing and listening)
  • art-based activities
  • computer and digital technology chat groups and forums
  • courses that are essentially recreational (such as film and travellers’ groups, lawn bowls, bridge, Scrabble, Tai Chi, birdwatching, visits to historical sites and cultural events)

U3A also offer a public lecture series with COTA from May to November; and there are tours, walks and outings to places of interest, open to all members.

In addition, U3A have an agreement with the University of Canberra that allows members to attend classes there through a formal registration process.

Explore the full list of courses available through U3A here.


The Probus Ethos is one of fellowship, friendship and fun through regular gatherings for semi retired and retired people.

There are several Probus clubs in Canberra and Queanbeyan that offer social activities such as Interesting Guest Speakers, Book Clubs, Board and Card Games, Smart Art Classes, Lawn Bowls, Self-and-shared drive to country areas, Lunches, Dinners and Afternoon Teas, and more!

The Kaleen Probus group will address these topics at our seminar, and answer any questions you may have, including:

  • What is Probus?
  • How does it differ from Rotary and Lions Clubs?
  • Benefits of joining Probus.
  • Types of outings and activities organised by Probus Clubs in Canberra and Queanbeyan .
  • More information about Probus here

Enquiries by email please to: info@parkinsonsact.org.au


10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Kate Sterrenberg
0414 169 552


The Henry Retirement Village
86 Fullagar Cres
Higgins, ACT 2615 Australia
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02 6172 0902
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