How about a quick game of mahjong?

Serious business: Barry Frew, Pat Frude and Clare Frew have an empty spot at their table for anyone interested in playing mahjong. Pat has been a member since the group began, while Barry and Clare joined in 2010. Photo: Anne Keen
Serious business: Barry Frew, Pat Frude and Clare Frew have an empty spot at their table for anyone interested in playing mahjong. Pat has been a member since the group began, while Barry and Clare joined in 2010. Photo: Anne Keen

The University of the Third Age opened its doors to Gloucester’s senior citizens during the NSW Seniors Festival last week.

More commonly known as U3A, the group gets together regularly at the Senior Citizens Centre to participate in numerous activities through out the week.

As part of the events available for people to learn more about during the festival, U3A offered three separate sessions for anyone to drop by.

U3A took advantage of the festival as a chance to showcase some of the activities they provide for their members; anything from Mahjong to indoor bowls.

Mahjong is a multi-player game using titles and indoor bowls offers an all weather version of the game.

“It’s just like outdoor bowls, only on a smaller scale and in a controlled environment,” U3A secretary, Cecily Mahoney said.

“No weather issues,” she smiled.

The group organised a range of activities throughout the year, with the term one program due to finish on April 7 and the new programming kicking off on May 1.

There are 16 ongoing programs including Balance and Bones and mediation, with new ones added in each term. For more information visit http://gloucester.u3anet.org.au/