U3A Movement wins the Senior Age-Friendly Award
U3A Network Victoria President, Susan Webster, was presented with the 2018 Victorian Senior Age-Friendly Award at a ceremony at Government House during the Seniors Festival.
The award was in recognition of the Network's commitment to the engagement of older people at all levels of the organisation and for the well-established presence of the U3A movement in Victoria.
The application highlighted the establishment of the movement in Victoria in 1984 as a volunteer-based education and social movement for seniors and how the work of the movement and of the U3A Network Victoria, the peak representative body for all U3As in Victoria, embodies the principles of an age-friendly organisation and builds communities that are inclusive of older people. In her address to the audience, the Governor, herself a senior, talked about the outstanding contribution that seniors made to the community and how today’s seniors are redefining what it is to be an older person. U3A members are a great example. They are actively engaged in their own wellbeing through education, involvement and action in community issues such as climate change and the environment and being physically active.