View this email in your browser
U3A Casey Bulletin May 21, 2022
Thanks to Damien Ryan for the following writeup covering exercise classes

By Damien Ryan
We all know how important exercise can be to those of us who no longer qualify for AFL, Wimbledon or Olympic marathons. So why not give U3A Casey’s exercise programs a shot?
Now that doesn’t mean taking on some muscle binding regime that will leave you breathless with a pounding heart.
U3A Casey can offer an amazing range of physical exercise designed to suit everybody; that is everybody, from the gentle practice of Taiichi.
Helen McGrath is a senior herself and she holds Taiichi classes on Mondays  and Thursdays at Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House. Helen says it’s not only good for your physical and mental wellbeing. It’s also fun.
And talking of fun, how about a spot of line dancing. Kathy Smith runs two line- dancing classes for beginners and more experienced dancers every Tuesday at Hallam Hall, Frawley Rd, Hallam and on Friday mornings at Lynbrook Community Centre,     
Or if you’re closer to Fiddlers Green, they do line dancing there on Wednesday mornings. According to Raelene Nowell, her classes provide dancing, music, and lots of laughs.

If your tastes in exercise tend more towards putting one foot in front of the other at your own pace; try these.
A monthly bushwalk of between three to four hours with Geraldine McKellar. All you need is appropriate footwear and something to drink along the way. Before you sign up you will get advice on just how strenuous each walk is. The walks are both bushy and urban.
Less strenuous are Colin Whitney’s weekly walks.
You can take your time; listen to the birds, enjoy the trees and there’s no pressure to even complete the given course.
And you’ll be strolling along with friendly folk.
If you are a dog owner, then maybe you could join your fellow walkers and their doggie charges at Gate 4A Akoonah Park in Cardinia St Berwick any Wednesday morning at 9.30. Walks include places like Wilson’s Botanic Park and Berwick Springs Wetlands. Don’t forget to bring those little black dog pooh bags.
Now what about sport?

Well, there is “walking football”. This is for men and women. It’s a bit like soccer but with three basic rules. No running, no body contact and the ball can’t be kicked higher than shoulder height.
If you’d like to give it a try, just turn up at 10am Wednesdays and join Tony Duncan at Akoonah Park, Gate 4, Cardinia St, Berwick.
If footy isn’t your game perhaps you’d fancy golf for beginners.
Topline coach Les Fielder will be at Beacon Hills Golf Club every Monday at 9.30. He’ll show you all you need to know from the grip, stance, and swing to chipping and putting.

Upping the tempo, a bit, they play great table tennis at the Lynbrook Community Centre. If that’s your thing, then Jill Sparkes will be there to show you the ropes each Thursday at 1pm.
You get lots of exercise combined with some friendly competition and lots of laughs.
U3A Casey is steadily growing.
As we are becoming more comfortable being out & about we are obtaining new members.
Encourage your friends, neighbours etc to join U3A Casey & get involved in 1 or more of our 50+ courses
They can join online at or contact the membership officer
Membership Officer - Jean Farrell - 0478 226 521
Promotional Events Group
U3A Casey promotional Events Group has been created to promote U3A Casey to the 89,000 over 55's living in the Casey Council jurisdiction.
Many seniors may not be aware of U3A & in particular U3A Casey to provide them with the opportunity to learn, be active & socialise in their semi-retirement or full retirement - the 3rd Age.
Barbara Ryan has taken on the role of leading the group to create, plan & organise events to promote U3A Casey to our potential members.
Barbara will require assistance.
If you would like to help Barbara or find out more about what would be involved in assisting Barbara, please contact Barbara:

Phone: 0410 483 512
Social Events Group
Joan Gaudion is leading U3A Casey Social Events Group.
The social events group will create, plan & organise events during the year for U3A Casey members.
There are a number of events currently being considered by Joan & her small group.
More information as the planning for each event is in place.
Joan would like some assistance with the group.
if you would like to assist or get more information about the group & how you could assist, please contact Joan:
Phone: 0421 705 726
Social Adventures class outing
The social events class led by Joan Gaudion recently visited Philip Island, following is a writeup of their outing.
On the 29th of April, the Social Adventure members boarded the bus heading for Phillip Island. We saw dedicated surfers tackling waves at Woolamai surf beach, racing bikes screaming along the Grand Prix race track, penguins in their hides at Nobbies Point and finally lunch in Cowes. Back on the bus at 2pm and off to view the beautiful Rhyll with the great Ferry Captains carving then off to the Chocolate Factory. "Zimmo", our bus driver went out of his way to share his great knowledge on the island and a tub of lollies. A fantastic time was had allround. The rain held off all day to allow us to take some nice photos.
Walking Basketball

Bruce Campbell will lead the class in this new activity
Walking Basketball will be held at Endeavour Hills Leisure Centre Basketball courts - the weather will not be an issue.
Walking basketball will commence at the start of the second semester. The first walking basketball class will be Thursday, August 4 starting at 10.00 am

If you intend to join the class, please click here & list your interest. This will assist our planning.

Bruce Campbell says he has had a "small " involvement in basketball. Below is information about Bruce's "small" involvement

My involvement in Basketball spans 60 years and in most aspects of the game.
Started playing at the age of 9 and retired from playing at 60.
I have played ,been an A grade referee, coached at many levels and age groups.
Have been team manager for many teams.
Also spent 12 months as a tribunal member at Dandenong Basketball Association.
Spent many years as committee member at Dandenong Basketball association and the past 14 years as a Director of the Nunawading Basketball association.
Add to that we have 3 sons who have played or coach at the highest levels of the game.
So I guess you could say I have had a small involvement in the game.
U3A Casey Facebook
U3A Casey has its own Facebook account. It is a private group. To be a member you must be a financial member of U3A Casey.
This provides security. Posts can only be added by U3A Casey members. The site is available for the public, however, they cannot add posts.
The Facebook page provides for communications to U3A Casey members & the opportunity to tell members about your class.

Tutors can provide information about their classes & encourage more members to join the class.

Keith Wright has agreed to administer the U3A Casey Facebook account.

View &/or join U3A Casey on Facebook - click here
If you cannot attend a class
If you cannot attend a class, please advise your tutor or class leader --- or preferably advise your tutor via the online facility. The image below shows where you log in to your online membership information - after logging in to your details, select My Absences & select the course & the reason for your absence & submit to send to your tutor or class leader.
Tutors - You will receive email notification of the absence

Membership Enquiries - Membership Officer - Jean Farrell - 0478 226 521
Class Enquiries - Course Coordinator - 0493 280 458
Lorraine Sterling: Vice President
CaseyU3A Office phone:  0493 280 458

As a member of Casey U3A you are entitled to enrol in courses throughout the year. Your membership fee covers the cost of courses. Small extra charges for materials sometimes apply.

Membership is per calendar year and must be renewed each year.


Copyright © 2022 CaseyU3A, All rights reserved.
Visit Website:

Our mailing address is:
180/57 Gloucester Ave
Berwick  3806

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Contact us:

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
U3A Casey · Fiddlers Green Retirement Vill · U 180/57 Gloucester Ave · BERWICK, VIC 3806 · Australia

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp