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Issue number 201 (October 2017) from the WorldU3A Service and the U3A Asia Pacific Alliance
The RAD is gradually introducing Silver Swans classes across the world in the next few years. From September 2017 Silver Swans classes are available in selected parts of the UK (and the US) and are open to people of all ages and abilities. Silver Swans Licensed Teachers are trained specifically to teach ballet to adults over 55 with a range of abilities but all ages are welcome. Open, fun and accessible, these classes will help improve your mobility, posture, coordination, and energy levels, no matter how old you are.

A new course - Maths, Number Theory - is now available for independent study, starting and stopping at will. This is Recreational Maths with a Refresher Unit to start - at last we can find out why Maths is fun and Numbers are exciting. It's a great follow on from the 'Train Your Brain' course.

The same Maths Course but with a leader starts on October 2nd. For further information click on >>>

WRITING/SELF-PUBLISHING GROUPS Publishing is a leading independent publisher, programmed with Arts Council funding. It is free to join and it is free to set-up your book for publishing. FeedARead publishing service enables all writers of different nationalities to publish writing of any kind, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry and all other types of writing and sell your book through FeedARead with a free ISBN. You can also choose the paid distribution service if you wish to make your book available to order through leading booksellers throughout the world including Amazon.
AIUTA - Bogota, Colombia conference

Voulez vous trouver en document attaché le programme de la Conférence Internationale de l'AIUTA à Bogota les 29th et 30th 2017. Bienvenue en Colombie.

Please would you find attached AIUTA Bogota International Conference Programme 2017 November 29th 30th.
Welcome to Colombia. You can see it here >>>


On invitation Prof Artur Horbovyy, President Ukraine U3As, Prof François Vellas, AIUTA President had meeting with Vice Minister of Education Volodymyr Kovtunets and with the President of National Science-Technological Association of Ukraine, Vitor Ivchenko. AIUTA will be associate to the Ukraine National Policy to develop U3As in the whole country.

A l'invitation du Professeur Artur Horbovyy, Président des Universités du troisième Age, François Vellas, President de l'AIUTA a rencontré le Vice Ministre de l'Education Nationale Volodymyr Kovtunets et a participé à une réunion de travail sur le développement des universités du troisième age avec le Président de la National Science-Technological Association of Ukraine, Vitor Ivchenko. L'AIUTA sera associée à la définition de la Politique National de l'Ukraine pour favoriser le développement des Universités du Troisième Age dans l'ensemble de l'Ukraine.

AIUTA - Chinese and Balears visit to Toulouse
Prof François Vellas, AIUTA President recieved last monday 25th september Chinese delegates from Chinese Shandong U3As, lead by Mr Du, President of Shandong U3As, Vice President National Association of Chinese U3As and Prof Carmen Orte, Director U3A Balears. Meetings focussed U3A Summer University and Innovation for Education for all the life learning and exchange programmes between AIUTA members.
PASS IT ON NETWORK - September newsletter
UN’s International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) will be celebrated throughout October. The vigorous, empowering theme for the celebration is 'Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society'. IDOP will be celebrated around the world at hundreds of different events. It’s all about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people to their families, communities and to societies at large. The focus is on the pathways that support full and effective participation in old age, in accordance with basic rights, needs and preferences – community, lifelong learning, work and economic security.

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