University of the Third Age (U3A) South Coast volunteers leader lauded at lunch at Goolwa

Nearly 50 group leaders of the University of the Third Age (U3A) South Coast gathered at the Goolwa Hotel on Thursday, September 5 for a thank you luncheon.

President Dr Sue Gelade said she was proud of the group's quality and variety.

"U3A is only as good as the quality of the courses its members can offer," Dr Gelade said.

"We presently have seven different language groups teaching French, Italian, German and even Latin, plus five book groups, three music appreciation groups, gardening, photography, philosophy, history and lots of others."

U3A is an organisation designed for people generally over 50 years, retired or not working full-time.

Its aim is to offer a combination of opportunities to study, create and socialise, which contributes greatly to members' overall health and well-being.

Dr Gelade thanked the group leaders for their work and dedication to the organisation.

"Older people have had busy working lives, brought up families and now finally have the time to spend on themselves," she said.

"South Coast U3A currently has around 400 members, which proves you are never too old to engage with learning at an informal level and have fun in the process."