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.


Riverland U3A Art Exhibition

Riverland U3A members Sarah Summersett and Brian Dalzell in front of works created by Sarah.Riverland’s Art Exhibiton, held at the Chaffey Theatre, was part of the COTA SA Every Generation Festival.  The 17 strong group proved there is no glass ceiling when it comes to learning something new, irrespective of age.

Two of the group’s oldest members, Sarah Summersett of Berri and Brian Dalzell of Loxton, are wonderful examples of the adage that – staying active: mentally, physically and socially, is essential to healthy aging.

Here Sarah and Brian are standing in front of works created by Sarah.


Positive Aging Awards

Kapunda awardKapunda and Districts U3A was a finalist in the Club of the Year, regional category, for service to senior residents in the state-wide Positive Aging Awards ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel, North Terrace on the 16th October, 2015.

Minister for the Ageing Zoe Bettison, Kapunda U3A president Geoff Sclare and Jan McKay with the finalist award.

Asia Pacific Conference

Erica at the Asia-Pacific ConferencePresident Erica Majba represented U3A South Australia at the U3A Asia Pacific Alliance International Conference, Brisbane 27 & 28 May 2015. She attended the conference and participated in the U3A Australia Alliance meeting 26 May.  Erica is seen here with Julie Porteous, newly elected President U3A Network Queensland and new chair U3A Australia Alliance. Full report on Resources page.

U3A South Australia at the Retirement Lifestyle and Travel Expo

U3A SA Secretary Claire and her team welcomed visitors at the Adelaide Retirement, Lifestyle and Travel Expo 29, 30, 31 May at the Showgrounds to the new look U3A South Australia stand. Most of the visitors were unaware of U3A and many gave a very positive response. There was a definite preference for U3As offering a range of courses. Thanks to the volunteers who helped on the stand.