News and Events

U3A Murraylands at the Aging Expo in Tailem Bend

U3A Murraylands launched their new flier in an Aging Expo at Tailem Bend. The following committee members were on hand to promote U3A: – Lynette Coecke, Jean Filmer, Helen Elix, Debbie Griffiths, Sue Pennington and Jo Leach.

The large crowd were entertained by guest Speaker Peter Goers.


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Guest speakers from the UniSA Exercise Physiology Clinic

Mr Chris Flavel, Clinical Supervisor at the UniSA Exercise Physiology Clinic, is seeking opportunities for his students to present information on the human body, health, exercise, fitness etc. He previously held such presentations at Whyalla U3A branch some time ago, and reports the attendees found the information practical and useful.

If you have any openings over the coming months, please let him know, as he is happy to provide up to 2 guest speakers.

At this stage the offer is just for metropolitan Adelaide but country visits may happen at a later date.  He says there is no time limit on his offer though they probably require up to 4 weeks to prepare for the presentation, allocate a student, planning etc.

The presentations will be generally about keeping active in our later years, prevention and management of chronic diseases through a healthy lifestyle.  Covering such things as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer and many more.

Contact details for Chris are: phone 8302 2078, email

UniSA Health Exercise Physiology Clinic, School of Health Sciences, Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia. City East Campus

2016/17 DSD/U3A SA grants

As indicated at our last Delegate’s meeting the Application form for the 2016/17 round of DSD / U3A SA grants are now available.  The form is similar to last year and we just need to remind everyone that capital equipment can only make up a minor part of the application.  DSD define capital equipment as an individual piece of equipment with a value over $100.
The form may be found in the Resources/Grants link or downloaded from here U3A SA 2016-17 Grant Application Form

Citizen of the Year

Congratulations Vale

Past President U3A Campbelltown, Vale Pederson, has been made the 2016 Citizen of the Year for Campbelltown, S.A.  This announcement was made, on Australia Day, by Campbelltown City Mayor, Simon Brewer. Click the link for the full story.