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You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

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You may think of education as something that takes place in our youth, but continuing to learn over the course of one’s life is important. Older adults can benefit significantly from taking on new tasks, learning new skills, or participating in fresh hobbies.

Ongoing education can increase self-confidence, strengthen mental capabilities, provide an opportunity for socialising, and offer further personal growth and development.

So why not change the iconic line to – You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

Macquarie Community College, an advocate for life-long learning, is celebrating NSW Seniors Week at their Carlingford campus on 20 and 22 February offering a series of taster classes to encourage older people to learn new skills. These include yoga, foreign language classes, online/computer navigation and much more. One senior student who has benefitted from Macquarie Community College’s course offerings is Leo Suo.

Leo, who previously struggled to use a computer, can now confidently use a number of programs thanks to the digital literacy skills class he recently completed at Macquarie Community College.

Celebrating with FREE taster classes at Macquarie Community College Carlingford!
At Macquarie Community College, we are advocates of lifelong learning. Each day during our Seniors Week event, we will have a variety of FREE taster classes.

Come along and take part in some fun filled activities.

Date: Monday, 20 February and Wednesday 22 February
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Venue: Macquarie Community College – 263 Marsden Road Carlingford
Register: For your taster classes, click the ‘enrol now’ link for each class you would like to join or call 1300 845 888.

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