Senior’s Festival Events

As I have become more involved with U3APP, one of the most common comments I’ve heard is “I don’t know what I would do without U3APP”.

Seniors Week made me reflect that as we grow older and wiser, we realise the importance of not only lifelong learning, but how social interaction is paramount to maintaining mental health and wellbeing. I love the buzz in the Mary Kehoe Centre when everyone is coming and going, chatting with friends, meeting new people and enjoying the stimulation offered by the wonderful knowledgeable tutors.

The recent Seniors Festival is a good example of an activity in my CoM role as Events Coordinator.

The City of Port Phillip’s Seniors Festival offered a diverse program of music, dance, workshops, discussion groups, sport and tours, all of which were very well attended.

We have so many talented people in U3APP who contributed to some of these activities.  The Art Exhibition in the Mary Kehoe Hall could get no greater compliment than to be admired by people who then asked if the work was for sale – congratulations to all our artists and tutors!

Multicultural Dance – Hoppa Hey, which is always so much fun, had many visitors attend and join in the traditional dances from various countries.  Much needed refreshments at the end of the session were welcomed by hot, tired participants.

Finally, the Art and Music Showcase was a full house! The Ukulele group began, playing and singing a number of songs together with cheerful audience participation. The Male Choir, which is becoming well-known in the community, provided an uplifting and varied repertoire.  The talented All Sorts played dance and love songs, classic and ragtime pieces, while the Recorder group played a variety of pieces including the Ukrainian National Anthem. Refreshments were served throughout the afternoon. Congratulations to all the musicians and singers and a special thanks to Margo for being the MC for the afternoon.

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.