Seniors school bounces back

28 April 2022|Community News| Off Comments off on Seniors school bounces back|

AFTER more than 30 years helping older members of Glenorchy community participate in lifelong learning, broaden their horizons and socialize with others, the much-loved School for Seniors looked set to close its doors for good in 2021.

The School for Seniors has had many homes, committee members, volunteers and students since opening back in 1989.

The school welcomed many interesting, educational and entertaining presenters over the years, and lots of friendships formed as a result of the weekly get-together.

Then COVID hit, and attendance numbers began to dwindle. A lack of volunteers soon meant that the much-loved school program could not continue.

But the Glenorchy City Council has worked with the school to transition to a new home, and the program will be able to continue – now known as the Golden Years School for Seniors, after the the Golden Years Club agreed to make the school a part of its core program.

The council is also supporting new volunteer Chris Tunks to take on the role of school coordinator.

The 2022 school program was launched on 2 March by Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas, who paid tribute to outgoing president Guila Kelly and thanked the committee members, volunteers, Adult Education and Libraries Tasmania staff for their support of the school over the years.

A display about the history of the School for Seniors, collated by school member Gloria Schmalfuss, is currently on display at the Glenorchy Library.

Golden Years School for Seniors is on at 10am every Wednesday morning, at 314 Main Road Glenorchy.

If you would like to find out more about the sessions, the cost to join and the program of guest speakers, phone the Golden Years Club on 6272 8402.

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