Hundreds of local retirees and semi-retirees are ready for the new year with Mudgee District U3A, following the organisation's Enrolment Day/Showcase on Saturday, with new members still welcome to join.
"We've had a good response with approximately 240 enrolments and we had a steady flow of people coming through all morning," president Judith Darling said.
University of the Third Age offers a program of weekly classes arranged on a term or semester basis on a range of social, intellectual, practical and physical activities.
"In 2020 we're running 32 courses, new for this year are; 'Relaxation'; 'Zumba'; 'Knitting and Crocheting for Beginners'; and 'First Aid'," Judith added.
The latter being six explanatory First Aid sessions, covering different health and first aid issues on areas members would find interesting and informative, delivered by NSW First Aid Mudgee at their premises.
The 2020 program also includes a one-off 'Information and Consumer Education Session for Seniors', presented by NSW Fair Trading on Monday, March 9. The two-hour session will focus on a selection of consumer issues that are relevant to; seniors consumer rights; My Aged Care; scams; and retirement villages and strata.
Although named a university, there are no exams or entry requirements. Presenters are volunteers sharing their interests and membership fees cover administration, postage and insurance.
Enrolments are still open and membership fees operate on a sliding scale depending on time of joining - Term 1 $25, Term 2 $20, Term 3 $15, Term 4 $10.
Long course terms are 10 weeks and short are eight weeks. They are; Term 1, February 3 - April 9 (long) and February 10 - April 3 (short); Term 2, April 27 - July 3 (long) and May 4 - June 26 (short); Term 3 July 20 - September 25 (long) and July 27 - September 18 (short); Term 4 October 12 -December 18 (long) and October 19 - December 11 (short).