U3As like Bentleigh are voluntary Seniors’ Groups that provide educational, recreational and social programs. Each U3A is organised by and for people who can best be described as being active in retirement or semi-retirement – the “third age” of our lives.
U3A Bentleigh was established for people in their third age who are over the age of 50 and are retired or semi-retired. Our Mission is to provide opportunities for seniors to learn, teach, share and to give mutual support to each other in a friendly and warm environment, regardless or ethnicity, religion, ability or disability.
Our courses and activities cover a wide range of interest areas, from academic to physical and artistic activities. Members enjoy both the intellectual engagement and the social aspect of what we offer.
U3A Bentleigh is open to anyone who is retired or no longer working full-time. No qualifications are required to join. Courses and activities are non-competitive, without marks or exams. We focus on enabling members to expand their knowledge in existing areas, and to explore new fields and activities.
Click here for a short video presentation of U3A Bentleigh, outlining the range of courses and social activities we provide – all for a small joining fee of $50 per annum. What incredible value!