Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, met with Jim Tiberi, President of the University of the Third Age, to announce its successful application for funding as part of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
“I’m very pleased to announce the University of the Third Age has received $6,900 as part of the 2103 Community Building Partnership Program,” Stuart Ayres said.
“U3A is a non- profit organisation which supports both the Penrith and Blue Mountains regions by providing community members over 50 years of age with the opportunity for ongoing learning with groups of other people pursuing common interests.
“It currently has over ninety courses on offer, such as learning a language, basic computing, photography and dance,” Stuart Ayres said.
Mr Tiberi thanked Mr Ayres and the NSW Government for the grant as it provided U3A Nepean Blue Mountains with the opportunity to install a new floating timber floor in the hall of its head office at the Penrith School of Arts.
“This floor, apart from its great clean look, is easy to maintain, great to walk on and non- allergic, all these properties are appreciated by our members who are all seniors,” Mr Tiberi said.
“The objective of U3A is to provide local senior citizens with the best facilities possible and grants such as this one help those goals to become a reality,” Mr Tiberi said.
Stuart Ayres added, “It is truly a privilege to assist Jim and his hard working team, and I look forward to working with the U3A and other local organisations in assisting worthwhile projects come to fruition for the betterment of our local community.”