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Top tips on positive ageing lecture for U3A

The wisdom handed down by elders of different races, religions and sciences over the centuries will be discussed at the USC Lecture Series for U3A Sunshine Coast tomorrow (Tuesday 5 May).

USC Senior Lecturer in Counselling Dr Ann Moir-Bussy will give the second lecture in this year’s free series for the U3A organisation based on campus at Sippy Downs.

Dr Moir-Bussy has extensive experience in Australia and Hong Kong as a counsellor, academic and school teacher. Her talk topic will be Positive Ageing.

“I’ll be drawing on Jungian psychotherapy, Taoists, poets and Indigenous elders as well as my own experience as a 73-year-old,” she said.

“I’m glad to share this because it’s how I try to live my life; this inner and outer journey of our autumn years. I think meditation, music, laughter and gratitude are important aspects of age-ing to sage-ing.”

U3A, the University of the Third Age, is a volunteer organisation for people who have finished full-time work but want to continue learning. The USC Lecture Series is on every Tuesday until 16 June, from 9-11am in the U3A room in Building B.

The first lecture in the series last week was USC Professor Paul Salmon’s ‘Accident Prevention in the Third Age’.

Upcoming lectures will be: Dr David Lacey on identity theft (12 May); Dr Peter Grainger on learning languages (19 May); Professor Mike Hefferan on what seniors need to know about property (26 May); Dr Prue Millear on psychology of ageing (2 June); Anita Hamilton on motivations for volunteering (9 June); Dr Eleanor Horton on numbers and nursing (16 June).

A separate, four-lecture USC series also will be held for U3A Noosa from next month.

To be held at U3A Noosa auditorium at Poinciana Avenue, Tewantin, the talks will include: Associate Professor Alison Shapcott on an endangered macadamia nut (26 June); Dr Peter Grainger on languages and linguistics (31 July); Dr Mark Sayers on balance training (28 August); and Dr David Lacey on identity care (25 September).

— Julie Schomberg

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