SPECIAL EVENT - THE CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY AND SOLUTIONS, THURSDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2PM
LATEST NEWS: Owing to demand, Marguerite has kindly agreed to present this talk twice, at 9am and again at 2pm, on Thursday 21st November.
Millions of children and adults in Australia and other countries recently marched demanding emergency action to prevent dangerous Climate Change. Nearly all of the world’s climate scientists say we are in a climate change emergency. Why is this happening? What is dangerous climate change? Can we ensure a safe climate change future? If so - how?
Marguerite Marshall was trained as a presenter on climate change and its solutions by Al Gore (the former US vice president who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on combating climate change). She will address these questions and solutions at two special presentations at U3A Brisbane (232 Adelaide Street) on Thursday, November 21st, firstly from 9am to 10.30am and again from 2pm to 3.30pm. Those wishing to attend should register using the Make a Booking button below. Please book for only one session.
This presentation is based on expert scientific data explaining climate change and demonstrating how the world has the answers to combat dangerous climate change.
HEALTHY AGEING FORUM, MONDAY 18TH NOVEMBER, 2PM-5PM, THE EDGE, STATE LIBRARY
The World Health Organisation has identified the ten-year period 2020-2030 as the Decade of Healthy Ageing. On Monday 18 November, COTA Queensland (in partnership with the EveryAGE Counts campaign) is hosting a Healthy Ageing Forum asking the question What and how does healthy ageing enable me to be and to do what I have reason to value?
The Forum will feature Ashton Applewhite, an international anti-ageism activist, and will provide an excellent opportunity for participants to provide input into healthy ageing initiatives in Queensland. You, too, can be involved in this very important discussion. U3A Tutor Deslyn Taylor has been invited to be a member of a panel of experts discussing the many issues that will face seniors in the years to comes, so go along and give her your support. Concession tickets are $49.
Ashton Applewhite is a panelist on ABC Q&A 9.30pm Monday 4th November.
The output from this forum will inform advocacy to Queensland's Health Minister Hon Steven Miles who recently launched Healthy Ageing; A strategy for older Queenslanders.
TERM 4 CLASSES NOW OPEN
Class Schedule for Term 4 2019 is now available. Term 4 commenced on Tuesday 8th October. The Class Schedule for Term 1 2020 will be available on 1st December.
To join a new class, enrol through the Class Search page by clicking on the Enrol button, or contact the tutor directly by email or phone. If you book online you may assume your enrolment is accepted unless the tutor advises otherwise.
If you are currently enrolled in a Term 3 class which you wish to continue attending in Term 4, you can use the Member Dashboard to re-enrol.
NBN INFORMATION SESSION SLIDES
U3A Brisbane has recently run several presentations about what to expect when the NBN comes to your area.
The slides from the presentation are available in PDF format:
U3A NBN Presentation
eNews for November 2019 is now available. Older Newsletters are at end of this page.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019
The Annual General Meeting of U3A Brisbane was held on Wednesday 17th April 2019 at Level 5, 232 Adelaide St Brisbane.
DOES U3A PARTICIPATION IMPROVE WELLBEING?
U3A Brisbane Management Committee member Martin Bridgstock, a well-qualified academic researcher, has written a paper entitled The Impact of Universities of the Third Age upon the Health and Welfare of their Membership. The paper sets out to examine whether Universities of the Third Age benefit the health and welfare of their members.The overall conclusion is that the activities promoted by Universities of the Third Age are strongly beneficial to the physical health and the cognitive health and wellbeing of their members. Read the paper:
The Impact of Universities of the Third Age upon the Health and Welfare of their Membership
DEFIBRILLATORS INSTALLED AT U3A
U3A Brisbane has now purchased and installed Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at Creek St and Adelaide St premises. These are intended for use in the event that someone suffers a cardiac arrest while on the premises. A group of office volunteers has been trained in their use, as well as being trained in CPR. These units are fully automated and provide audio instructions for each step, so can be used by a competent but untrained person if necessary. You can view a video below that demonstrates this unit in use. We encourage all members to view this video so as to better understand the process and the circumstances in which defibrillation is advised.
The purchase of these defibrillators was made partly possible by a grant from our insurers, Community Underwriting, and we appreciate the assistance provided.
See Social Events page for details of the many regular social events organised by our busy Social Committee.
U3A Brisbane is a member of the U3A Queensland Network, which produces a quarterly newsletter called Network News.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS (eNews)
To keep our members up to date with current and important information, we produce monthly e-newsletters and those are sent to members on our Email mailing list. For details of our classes and timetable, we produce a quarterly Class Schedule issued two weeks before the end of each term.