Dear members,

I am sure everyone is now back from the Hari Raya break and dying for some news on the 2nd Semester for the U3A program. Well, we have got a lot of changes and updates to the course schedule, which will be posted online and mailed to you by post. We heard your demands and will be introducing new intermediate level courses (e.g. Mandarin, Digital Photography) and continue some of the courses from Semester 1 (e.g. Swimming, Gamelan). Watch out for the new Course List and Course Schedule (version 1.7) on Thursday, 15 September 2011.

In lieu of the changes and updates, we are postponing Semester 2 by a week. Courses will start from 22nd September 2011 onwards and all members can sign-up and register till the end of this month.  Meanwhile, I am uploading the inaugural issue of the ThirdAge Info – a news bulletin published by U3A KL & Selangor. Click ThirdAge Info 0111 for happy reading!

Best regards,

Chai Sen Tyng
Research Officer
Institute of Gerontology, UPM  

p.s. For Semester 2, 2011, the U3A program will offer 21 courses on Swimming, Fitness Yoga, Arabic for Special Purposes, Intermediate Mandarin, Chinese Folklore & Mythology, Sign Language Basics, Nutrition in Old Age, Managing Relationships & Sexual Health for Ageing Couples, Islamic Aqidah, Vocal Training, Gamelan, Pottery & Ceramics, Basic Arabic Calligraphy, Pastry Basics, Cross Stitch, Edible Vegetable Gardening, Ornamental Fishkeeping, Home Horticulture, Blogs & Social Networking, Basic Digital Photography and Intermediate Digital Photography. The final course list and schdule are subjected to further changes, revisions and/or amendments. A course will be cancelled if the minimum number of participants is not met.